#BRAINSNYC, What Really Happened At That #Robotics Competition You’ve Heard So Much About : NPR Ed : NPR. 

This week, the First Global Challenge, a highly anticipated robotics competition for 15- to 18-year-olds from 157 countries, ended the way it began — with controversy. On Wednesday, members of the team from the violence-torn east African country of Burundi

#BRAINSNYC. What Is Dyslexia? A Common — And Misunderstood — Learning Disability : NPR Ed : NPR

“It’s frustrating that you can’t read the simplest word in the world.” Thomas Lester grabs a book and opens to a random page. He points to a word: galloping. “Goll—. G—. Gaa—. Gaa—. G—. ” He keeps trying. It is

#BRAINSNYC #STEAM. Science-Loving Teens From Ghana And D.C. Compete In First World Smarts STEM Challenge : Goats and Soda : NPR

It was a meeting of nerds and sharks.The self-described “biotech nerds” and “robotic nerds” were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves “sharks” and flew in from Ghana. “The shark is a big fish

#BRAINSNYC. A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields : The Two-Way : NPR

BRAINS NYC are your STEM/STEAM superheroes. Typically superheroes spend their summertime helming big budget franchises for movie studios. This year, with blockbuster season winding down and schools opening their doors, Marvel’s following up its summer at the multiplex by giving

BRAINS NYC is about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM/STEM)

Why is STEAM important? Like so many brilliant innovations, the idea seems obvious in hindsight. Just combine college, coffee, and chemical engineering. Of course! But no one, apparently, hit upon this magic formula until a few years ago, when William Ristenpart and Tonya Kuhl,

BRAINS NYC. President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee Addressed The 5th Grade Class He Helped Tutor : NPR

Tutoring is as important as the food you eat. #FoodForThought #BRAINSNYC Source: President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee Addressed The 5th Grade Class He Helped Tutor : NPR

BRAINS NYC. 1 Tutor + 1 Student = Better Math Scores, Less Fear : Shots – Health News : NPR

THE IMPORTANCE OF TUTORING. Math anxiety is much like other fears, say scientists who scanned the brains of third-graders. One-on-one tutoring soothed the fear circuit in anxious kids’ brains and improved performance, too. A #BRAINSNYC parent recently told me he would

BRAINS NYC. Using STEM Project Based Learning to Keep Kids with ADHD Busy.

STEM PBL at BRAINS NYC. Children are bored at schools and they need hands-on activities to keep up with schooling. Bring them to BRAINS NYC for tutoring, STEM/STEAM enrichment, play dates, birthday parties, coding classes, Spanish Classes, Math and ELA

BRAINS NYC. STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? – Education Week Teacher

STEM VS STEAM. Do the Arts belong? As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines.

BRAINS NYC. What Concerned Citizens Can Do to Help All Children Read | Reading Rockets. 

Tutoring and STEM Enrichment in the Bronx NY. Private tutoring and STEM enrichment is bought by parents not because they feel their child’s school is doing a bad job, but because they are desperate for their child to gain a