One semester of IndieEd is in the books! The picture above is of those who attended the June meeting, and it is missing a number of key contributors from the past six months. So far, the journey has provided everything we could have hoped for and more: enlightening discussions, increased … more »
Do you think that you are as smart as you are going to get? Do you think that you can’t “unlearn” knowledge or habits? Neuroscience has been discovering how “plastic” our minds really are, even late in life. Watch this REMARKABLE video for a fascinating example of neuroplasticity!
IndieEd is excited to announce it will meet for the fourth time on Tuesday, April 14th. Pete Laffin will be presenting on the topic of teaching writing. So far, the meetings have had an excellent variety of formats, from Kathy Sherman’s talk on dyslexia, to Pam Allen’s demonstration of meditation for high academic performance, to the … more »
I’ve read many articles in recent years on the controversy of removing cursive handwriting—and handwriting, entirely—from school curriculum. While presenting little new information, this article from The Guardian stands out to me for its attempt at evenhandedness. And after being presented with both arguments side-by-side, I am even more convinced at where I stand in this debate: Cursive … more »
In late March, a fifth grade student was referred to Write On by Kathy Sherman of Hillside School, who had been aware of an experimental cognitive exercise I’d been developing aimed at enhancing fine motor skills in children based on my own research in neuroplasticity. The exercise had successfully improved the handwriting of two other … more »