And, if you’re looking for New Year Resolutions, here you can find some inspiration and ideas…
We’d like to share something special. As we start to celebrate the holidays and welcome a much needed new year, we asked our team and trusted advisors to compile a list of gift (and self-gift) ideas to help us stay sane and healthy in the months ahead, prioritizing three habits which have been shown to promote brain health, resilience and positive neuroplasticity:
Read: Here’s a selection of 12 fascinating books to add healthy novelty, variety and challenge to our reading lives — and therefore to our brains and minds
Play: Here are 12 creative and (mostly) collaborative board games. A peaceful upgrade from the classic Monopoly and Risk … we know you know what we mean 🙂
Train: A selection of the equipment we have relied on the most to stay fit, resilient and purposeful this year
For each and every suggestion, at least one colleague has tried it and truly loved it; and we have verified they have many and very positive reviews. We are linking to their respective pages in Amazon web store so that you can complete your research there, reading the details and user reviews, and because, as an Amazon Associate, we earn a small fee from qualifying purchases.
Happy & Healthy Holidays; Happy & Healthy New Year!
Alvaro Fernandez and the SharpBrains Team
Plus, if you’re still looking for New Year Resolutions, here you can find a few great ideas 🙂 [Read more…] about Happy New Year and Happy New Decade!
To assist those looking for ideas, products and services in the brain training/ health area, either as holiday gifts or New Year Resolutions, let us share this resource: SharpBrains’ Checklist to evaluate Brain Training and Brain Health claims, including Ten Questions to Choose the Right Brain Fitness Program— and a brief explanation of why each question is important.
My interest in the brain stems from wanting to better understand both how to make school more palatable for students, and professional development more meaningful for faculty. To that end, I began my Neurons Firing blog in April, 2007, have been doing a lot of reading, and been attending workshops and conferences, including Learning & the Brain.
If you agree that our brains are designed for learning, then as educators it is incumbent upon us to be looking for ways to maximize the learning process for each of our students, as well as for ourselves. Some of what follows is simply common sense, but I’ve learned that all of it has a scientific basis in our brains. [Read more…] about 10 Brain Tips To Teach and Learn — Ideas for New Year Resolutions
The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains
- Learn what is the “It” in “Use It or Lose It”. A basic understanding will serve you well to appreciate your brain’s beauty as a living and constantly-developing dense forest with billions of neurons and synapses.
- Take care of your nutrition. Did you know that [Read more…] about The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains — Time for Brain Fitness Resolutions?