Welcome to the Cognitive Advantage

With 14 published books based on extensive experience both as a teacher and an administrator in the field of education, Dr. Liz Knowles has been making an impact on the lives of countless children, teachers, and parents throughout her career.

In this website you will see how here Cognitive Advantage can help you get better:

  • Memory
  • Processing Speed
  • Logic & Reasoning Skills
  • Attention & Focus

 

Picture Books for Middle and High School? Are You Kidding?

Poignant, sobering, and informative, picture books are short enough to illustrate a point and entertaining enough to drive a message home; they can be used at any academic level, most surprisingly, they are very effective in grades 5-12!

In Picture Books for Middle and High School? Are You Kidding?, Liz Knowles, EdD, uses her 45 years as a teacher, professor, and school administrator, with graduate degrees in reading and curriculum development, to review over 525 titles categorized by subject: science, history, language arts, math, the arts, and character.

Picture Books for Middle and High School? Are You Kidding? is a reference book perfect for teachers of students in grades 5–12, college professors who teach teachers, librarians (school, public, and university), parents and parents who homeschool, reading specialists, and child psychologists.

Poignant, sobering, & informative – picture books can be used:

  • To introduce a topic
  • For discussion starters
  • For creative writing ideas
  • To engage readers of all backgrounds
  • For discovering writers craft

 

 

What is Cognitive Training?

  • Improves the brain’s ability to process information in any subject

  • Enhances underlying cognitive skills required to learn effectively

  • Creates confidence in all learning tasks

  • Improves memory, problem solving, and focus and attention

 

DIY Brain Fitness You Exercise Your Body What About Your Brain?

So, What Can Brain Exercise Do For You?

Regardless of your age it is important and necessary to exercise your brain just as you exercise your body. With brain exercise you can improve four basic cognitive skills: memory, processing speed, focus & attention, and logic & reasoning. Based on research on neuroplasticity and growth mindset, we know that regardless of where you start from – you can always improve your mental fitness with brain exercise.

DIY Brain Fitness presents the organized and repeated process of using selected games and activities to practice, enhance, and develop cognitive skills. Most games and activities are available on Amazon.

This program has worked for all ages and notable success has been achieved and documented. Brain fitness strengthens cognitive skills, improves self-confidence, and increases mental ability!

Exercise Your Brain includes:

  • Information on the brain
  • Focus on FOUR main cognitive skills
  • Descriptions of games and activities for exercising
  • A chart for keeping track of your progress
  • Diagrams and infographics

 

What specific areas can be improved?

  • Memory – short-term and long term – you can expand your ability to store and recall information

  • Focus & Attention – you can strengthen your sustained attention (focus for increasing amounts of time), selective attention (stay focused while distractions are present), and divided attention (multitasking)

  • Processing Speed – you can develop your ability to perform simple and complex cognitive tasks, quickly and accurately

  • Logic & Reasoning – you can increase your reasoning power, become a problem solver and a deductive thinker – crosswords and bridge are simply not enough!

More Books by Liz Knowles

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