Brain Power Blog

At Brain Power, we have an amazing team of educators with a broad range of professional and academic experience. Our instructor credentials include Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D.’s in Education, English, History, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Linguistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Creative Writing, Neuroscience, Bioengineering and more. Each instructor has a unique background and brings a different approach to engaging and educating our students. This bi-monthly blog is a way to share our insights, passions, and tips on making the most of your academic journey!

Neuroscience Shows the Value of Learning Critical-Thinking Skills...

DECEMBER 18TH, 2021

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science that combines biology, physiology, cognitive science and psychology to understand the nervous system and its processes. I decided to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience because this new and exciting field gave me the opportunity to further my understanding of early learning and its long-term effects. Early childhood is thought to be the most important developmental period for learning because children are able to actively experience their environments at a time where brain development is especially...

Historical Myths and Where to Find Them

OCTOBER 23RD, 2021

Myths about history are everywhere. The more you learn about history, the more you’ll find that what you think you know is wrong, or at least a little inaccurate. That certainly happened to me while I worked toward my PhD in the history of science, and it continues to happen to this day. And as someone who researches and teaches history, I also regularly find myself correcting myths, both in the classroom and in casual conversation. No, science was not suppressed by the Catholic...

Gaining an Academic Advantage: The Power of Creative...

AUGUST 15TH, 2021

In his 2001 book, “Arts with the Brain in Mind”,  Eric Jensen — a former teacher and co-founder of the “Brain-Based Learning” program that develops lesson plans with the cognitive development of the brain in mind — writes, “The arts enhance the process of learning. The systems they nourish, which include our integrated sensory, attentional, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities, are, in fact, the driving forces behind all other learning.” Plato, too, spoke to the importance of creativity in education,...