Bill Newsome’s Neural Basis of Behavior

Dr. William Newsome is sitting at his PC computer grumbling. “Do you know what IBM stands for?” Newsome asks in a slight Southern drawl. “It stands for ‘I’m Building a Mac’,” he quips, displaying quick-witted charm and ardent loyalty to the Macintosh operating system. Dr. Newsome, an associate professor of neurobiology at Stanford University, is…

Number Blindness: A Hidden Challenge for Mathematics

Educators often worry that some students just don’t “get” math. In truth, some fundamental difficulties with math may be indicators of mild dyscalculia, or “number blindness.” It’s hard to imagine an aspect of daily life that is not touched by numerical ideas: telephone numbers, street addresses, radio stations, bus schedules, currency, and time all depend…

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

Learn more about Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences as it applies to education. This article explores an important part of implementing Gardner’s theory in the classroom: assessing students’ “intelligences profiles.” “If a child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns.” – Rita Dunn, (from…