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…

The Most Important Meal of the Day is Not Breakfast, It’s the Meal(s) the Family Has Together
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The Most Important Meal of the Day is Not Breakfast, It’s the Meal(s) the Family Has Together

by Bob Doman “All great change in America starts at the dinner table.”  — Ronald Reagan   If your children are infants, toddlers, of school age, or adults, or somewhere in between, family meals can be incredibly important. Whether our motivation is teaching a skill (such as eating or participating in meal preparation) or fostering…

Simply Smarter: Intensity – How to Achieve the Best Results
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Simply Smarter: Intensity – How to Achieve the Best Results

by Bob Doman The Simply Smarter® program is built upon the foundation of neuroplasticity, utilizing the science of targeted input, frequency, intensity, and duration. Targeted The program constantly modifies itself to keep you right at the sweet spot, the spot that is targeted for you to achieve maximum benefit. Frequency To take advantage of neuroplasticity,…

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…