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Brain Beats in the Classroom
By Marbles Blog
6/11/2014 2:13:00 PM  
Marbles very own Brain Beats is great for your classroom! If you are familiar with Schoolhouse Rock, odds are you are thinking or even humming the tune to "I'm Just a Bill" right as you read this very sentence. That's the power of using music to memorize facts! It's a process called rote leaning, or the idea of memorization based on repetition. Music, in this case, is the best form of repetition because it's accompanied by a catchy tune. And if a cartoon song from the 70's is still helping pe Read More

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Meditation for Kids
By Paulette
8/24/2012 9:00:00 AM  
Using meditation with children is not something that's ever crossed my mind, but an article in the most recent issue of Scientific American Mind revealed that there are classrooms in Canada and the U.S. that have incorporated it into their curriculum. A program called MindUP, conceived by Goldie Hawn, has had great success in Vancouver area elementary schools and is catching on in other countries as well. One of the main benefits that educators, administrators and researchers are finding is that Read More

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Build a Better Brain with Meditation
By Paulette
5/14/2012 11:50:00 AM  
Benefits of Meditation 1. Reduces stress 2. Lowers blood pressure 3. Decreases anxiety 4. Relieves insomnia 5. Lessens the effects of PTSD 6. Improves attention and focus 7. Enhances learning Can Meditation Increase your Gray Matter? Thousands of studies have been done in the past 40-50 years that show the many benefits of practicing meditation. A study published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in February reports a pronounced difference in the amount of gyrations, or folds in gray matter Read More

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Treat Your Brain to a Good Book
By Paulette
5/7/2012 10:26:00 AM  
I was in love with reading before I even knew how. I started at an early age and it was how I spent the majority of my free time as a kid. My family often made comments about always finding me with my nose in a book. As a kid, Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume and E.B. White were some of my favorite authors. I also enjoyed classic kid mysteries like Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden. In the summer, I stayed with my aunt and uncle on their farm and we would venture to the library every two weeks. I would fly Read More

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