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Study: Mindfulness training for teachers can result in a better learning environment for students

No one would argue with the fact that teach­ing is stress­ful. Not only is the work high­ly chal­leng­ing, teach­ers are also fre­quent­ly under­paid, under­val­ued, and sub­ject to harsh scruti­ny. No won­der teacher burnout is on the rise and that many feel like leav­ing their pro­fes­sion.

But teacher stress is not only a prob­lem for teach­ers; it can also be a prob­lem for stu­dents. Read the rest of this entry »

Our health starts and ends with brain health” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Improve edu­ca­tion, pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and health via brain enhance­ment from Sharp­Brains

Experts at the lead­ing edge of brain sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy shared best prac­tices to link brain health and men­tal health with wider pri­or­i­ties such as edu­ca­tion­al out­comes, work­place per­for­mance and resilience, life­long learn­ing, gen­er­al hap­pi­ness and well-being.

  • Chair: Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer of Ban­ner Health
  • Dr. San­dra Bond Chap­man, Founder and Chief Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Dal­las
  • Scott Paw­son, Sr. Prod­uct Man­ag­er, New Prod­uct Lead at Pear­son Clin­i­cal Assess­ment
  • Dr. Ken­neth Kosik, Co-Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Research Insti­tute at UC-San­ta Bar­bara

This pre­sen­ta­tion took place at the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8th, 2016).

Book discount to honor Mental Health Awareness Month

BrainFitnessTrajectoryMay is Men­tal Health Aware­ness Month, and we would like to con­tribute to world­wide edu­ca­tion­al efforts.

SharpBrainsGuide_3DWe are offer­ing the Kin­dle edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness at an 80% dis­count, from today until May 31st. If you still don’t have your copy, or know of some­one else who would enjoy the book, please take a minute or two to learn more…

Wish­ing life­long Brain and Men­tal Health to every­one,

The Sharp­Brains Team Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 SharpBrains Articles of 2015

hippocampus_brainThese are the 10 most pop­u­lar arti­cles with sharpbrains.com read­ers in 2015, cov­er­ing every­thing brain-relat­ed from lat­est research find­ings to healthy liv­ing tips and emerg­ing neu­rotech­nolo­gies:

1. Can you grow your hip­pocam­pus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it mat­ters

2. To har­ness neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, start with enthu­si­asm

brain_hands_large3. The Ten Habits of High­ly Effec­tive Brains

4. How learn­ing changes your brain

5. Why you turn down the radio when you’re lost

6. 10 neu­rotech­nolo­gies about to trans­form brain enhance­ment and brain health

7. What are cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties and how to boost them?

8. 8 Tips To Remem­ber What You Read

9. Solv­ing the Brain Fit­ness Puz­zle Is the Key to Self-Empow­ered Aging

10. Six tips to build resilience and pre­vent brain-dam­ag­ing stress

 

We hope you enjoy them, and share your favorites with oth­er sharp friends and col­leagues! To stay on top of new arti­cles and resources, you can fol­low us via Face­book, Twit­terLinkedIn and our eNewslet­ter.

Have a great 2016!

Alvaro Fer­nan­dez & the Sharp­Brains Team

The important thing (to build resilience, manage stress) is to set a definite schedule”

Ques­tion by Iso­bel Mar­tinez:
In the chap­ter about man­ag­ing stress and build­ing resilience, the sharp­brains guide talks about things like aer­o­bic exer­cise, med­i­ta­tion and biofeed­back-based train­ing games. Where should a 46-year-old HR exec­u­tive start? I’m inter­est­ed in myself and also in what to poten­tial­ly bring to the orga­ni­za­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

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