The Science of Building Brain Power

Until the publication of a major study in 2008, psychologists believed that intelligence is fixed at birth, that IQ is like a number tattooed on the soul. The new study showed that people can increase their “fluid” intelligence through training. Smarter, Dan Hurley When I was little, I was taught that our brain power isContinue reading “The Science of Building Brain Power”

Right Brain Education Math Programs

The Right Brain Education Math Program was first conceived by Glenn Doman when he began the Red Dot Card Math Program. Since then, a number of ways to teach this program have been developed. You can read more about them here: Glenn Doman – Red Dot Math Program Shichida 65 Day Math Program BrillKids LittleContinue reading “Right Brain Education Math Programs”

Re-Designing the Brain: Sharpening Perception and Memory, and Increasing Speed of Thought

In “A Study in Scarlet“, Sherlock Holmes told Watson that the brain is like an attic and it can only store so many things in it. For this reason, Holmes always made it a point to choose carefully what he wanted to keep in his attic and discard whatever else that he considered to beContinue reading “Re-Designing the Brain: Sharpening Perception and Memory, and Increasing Speed of Thought”

Early Reading: Sight Words vs Phonics

When teaching young children how to read, there are two ways you can go about it.  You can teach them to read using “whole words” or you can teach them to read using “phonics”. Which is better? Here’s what I’ve learned about both methods – have a read and see what you think. Whole Words TheContinue reading “Early Reading: Sight Words vs Phonics”