Taxis, Busses & Rocketships: Harnessing Responsibilities to Build the Brain
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Taxis, Busses & Rocketships: Harnessing Responsibilities to Build the Brain

by Lyn Waldeck Recently I ran across a study from 2006 that presented what was labeled as “new” and exciting findings. Let me start by explaining why I placed the word “new” in quotations. I began as a parent on program and quickly moved into being a volunteer and then on to being a staff…

My Greatest Discovery – How to Make Everyone Smarter
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My Greatest Discovery – How to Make Everyone Smarter

by Bob Doman These COVID-19 Coronavirus times have certainly turned many of our worlds upside down. We now virtually have a world full of homeschoolers; more parents are at home with their children than at any time in the history of the world. Exceptional times and exceptional circumstances can also result in exceptional opportunities. Many…

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 3
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Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 3

by Bob Doman   You say nice things –I like you! You’re fun to be around! You think I’m good-you like me! I’ll be good for you and try hard! You just say ugly things to me! You think I’m bad and dumb—then I’ll be bad and dumb!   Simple statements: The more positive you…

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 1
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Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 1

Was That Right or Wrong? (And does it matter?) by Bob Doman Was that right or wrong? Did I do well or not? Was that important or not? Does getting it right matter, and if so how much? Should I care—do I care? Is it fun? Do I like this and want to do it…

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 2
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Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 2

You Like Things You Think You’re Good At by Bob Doman I’m good at reading! I love to read! I stink at reading—I hate it! I’m great at soccer! I really like playing soccer; let’s play some more! I’m lousy at soccer—I hate it, I quit! Simple statement: You like what you think you’re good…

Anxiety in Our Children: The Impact of Anxiety on Working Memory
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Anxiety in Our Children: The Impact of Anxiety on Working Memory

by Sara Erling In my last article I mentioned that working memory is another factor to consider when looking at anxiety in our children. Bob Doman, founder and director of NACD, has been at the forefront of understanding working memory and its impact on global function since the early ‘80s. It is a big deal….