Games & Grit

Joe Norden Education

Way back in the 1930s, author Napoleon Hill decided to study successful men and women in an attempt to find something they had in common that might help others achieve their own success. Surprisingly, he found nothing in the way of specific genius or super-human abilities in those high achievers. Rather, the overall skills of the group seemed to be …

Executive Function, The Brain’s Corner Office

Joe Norden Education

These days an ever-growing abundance of research, learning aids, and instructional tools exist to help students succeed in the classroom. Amongst all that activity, an interesting thread of brain research has emerged that may be useful to both students and educators. Focused on activities in the brain’s prefrontal cortex, it links seemingly basic behaviors to cognitive skills in ways that …