Author Archives: Kenneth Wesson

Has Standardized Testing Run Its Course?

The human brain is the most multifaceted biological puzzle in the known universe; consequently, it is enormously difficult to simultaneously assess the knowledge, skills and/or content understanding of large quantities of individuals with standardized testing alone. Regardless, for the past … READ MORE>>

Brain-Sight: Can touch allow us to “see” better than sight?

Which of the following procedures do you think would produce the most accurate representation of an object: tracing the object; looking at the object while drawing it; or, with your eyes closed, touching and feeling the object and then drawing … READ MORE>>

LEARNING & MEMORY: How Do We Remember and Why Do We Often Forget?

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the very first time. —Friedrich Nietzsche MEMORY SITUATION #1: Immediately after your assistant has given you the number of an important client, you … READ MORE>>

POSITIVE TEACHING = GOOD EDUCATION

“Students learn as much for a teacher as they do from a teacher.” —Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University A man in a black trench coat strolls up to the opened classroom doorway, glances in, turns and continues walking. All eyes shift … READ MORE>>

30 Ways to Improve Your Memory

■ Whether we are studying for Friday’s spelling test, a doctoral dissertation or a company presentation, there are a number of reliable memory techniques and powerful memory aids that yield the best results: 1. Get plenty of rest. Lack of … READ MORE>>

Education for the Real World

SIX GREAT IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS READ MORE>>

The Magic of Human Language

Prior to the 1990s, most information gathered about the human brain came largely by way of misfortune — brain-injured patients or disease. READ MORE>>

Neuroplasticity

EXPERIENCE AND YOUR BRAIN READ MORE>>

Summertime and the learning should be easy

TIPS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS ON HOW TO MAKE SUMMER A PRODUCTIVE PERIOD READ MORE>>

Building a Better Brain

“PERC3S”: BRAIN-CONSIDERATE STRATEGIES FOR THE HOME AND SCHOOL READ MORE>>