Learned helplessness and self esteem

Posted on 21 May 2014

 “I can’t do it.” “I’m dumb, I’ll never be able to read.” “I can’t be bothered, it’s too hard.” “It’s too easy, I’m bored.” Have...

May neuroscience and learning news

Posted on 30 April 2014

It’s the May edition of Sonic Learning’s neuroscience and learning news. It’s a great way to learn a lot in a short time. Enjoy!

How to help students with Auditory Processing Disorder

Posted on 23 April 2014

“Ben, put on your shoes and socks, get your bag from your room and meet me at the car.” Predictably, Ben forgets at least...

April Neuroscience and Learning News

Posted on 9 April 2014

Welcome to the April edition of Sonic Learning’s Neuroscience and Learning Roundup – a collection of what’s been firing up our neurons from around...

Brain Myths: What Your Brain Hemispheres Are Really Up To

Posted on 11 March 2014

You’ve heard the story: the left hemisphere of your brain is logical, analytical and detail oriented; the right hemisphere is where creativity and intuition...

How to build student stamina

Posted on 5 February 2014

So much of success in life boils down to persistence. While “natural ability” is often touted as a gift that must be nurtured, students...

February neuroscience and learning news

Posted on 4 February 2014

Welcome to a new feature on our blog – Sonic Learning’s monthly roundup of neuroscience and learning news on the Web.

Prepare for the 2014 school year

Posted on 15 January 2014

A new school year can be a very intimidating experience for children and parents – a long shopping list of items to purchase, readjusting...

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Improving cognition to build better writers

Posted on 16 December 2013

Typically when we think of teaching writing, we begin with the type of writing we want students to compose—persuasive pieces, personal narratives, academic essays....

How to build your child’s knowledge, vocabulary and reading ability

Posted on 14 November 2013

Without a doubt, talking to your child is essential for building their language skills. The more they hear and use words in conversation, the...