THE TEACHING BRAIN

Submitted by Vanessa Rodriguez, Doctoral Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of the The Teaching Brain: The Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education We’ve been hearing long, loud, and numerous complaints about the state of education and the need for radical reform of our educational system. We’ve heard about the…

BRIDGING BRAIN RESEARCH AND DYSLEXIA AWARENESS

Submitted by Nadine Gaab, PhD., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston Children’s Hospital /Harvard Medical School, Principal Researcher at the Gaab Laboratory, member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and faculty adjunct at Brandeis University and Elizabeth Norton, PhD. Gabrieli Lab in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT,…

THE FUTURE OF LITERACY

As a literacy researcher, I am fascinated by how digital technologies are changing the nature of reading and writing.  Information is being presented in an increasing number of text formats – ipads, e-books, hyperlinked webpages, smart phones, and of course, traditional paper books! Meanwhile, people are predicting the death of handwriting as we increasingly rely…