The Keys to Unlocking Students’ Problem-Solving Skills

One of the most challenging aspects of education is that we cannot predict what the world will be like when our children grown up. The best skill we can equip them with is the ability to handle change. That, and the ability to solve problems. No matter how the world changes, I think we canContinue reading “The Keys to Unlocking Students’ Problem-Solving Skills”

School Academics Enhance Crystalline Intelligence But Not Fluid Intelligence

If we agree that fluid intelligence is important for our children’s future success, then this article is going to be an eye-opener… To evaluate school quality, states require students to take standardized tests; in many cases, passing those tests is necessary to receive a high-school diploma. These high-stakes tests have also been shown to predictContinue reading “School Academics Enhance Crystalline Intelligence But Not Fluid Intelligence”

Rethinking Education – What Do Our Children Really Need to be Successful?

Academics is Not Enough “Study hard and get good grades so you can get a good job” – this was the mantra of our parents because it was the formula that worked in their world. But the world we live in is constantly changing – the world we grew up in is vastly different toContinue reading “Rethinking Education – What Do Our Children Really Need to be Successful?”

Brain Training: Dual N Back Training Improves Fluid Intelligence

I was reading the about the research by Lumosity recently and noticed a peer-reviewed study on “Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory” which showed that “cognitive training with a task called Dual N-Back enhanced fluid intelligence”. What is fluid intelligence? Fluid intelligence refers to the ability to reason and to solve new problems independentlyContinue reading “Brain Training: Dual N Back Training Improves Fluid Intelligence”

5 Ways to Maximise Your Child’s Cognitive Potential

One of the benefits of keeping an open mind and being willing to listen is that you often stumble across little gems of information… Just like the article in Scientific American, that talks about 5 ways you can do to maximise your cognitive potential. Anything that is about brain development and increasing cognitive potential isContinue reading “5 Ways to Maximise Your Child’s Cognitive Potential”