Dr. Tierno’s Blog

Memory is the Core of Learning, Part 1

Memory is the Core of Learning, Part 1

When Kids Remember, Kids Learn The brain stores critical pieces of information, forming memory. Memory is one of the brain’s great and mysterious functions. It is indispensable to all human beings. Memory is the connection in the brain that gives a human—from birth to...

Is Another School Lockdown Looming, Part 2

Is Another School Lockdown Looming, Part 2

Building on What we Learned Last Year, Part 2 This is the second part in a two part series. For Part 1, go here. The swift-but-necessary process to transition from face-to-face learning to online teaching in K-12 classrooms across the country affected not just...

Is Another School Lockdown Looming? — Part 1

Is Another School Lockdown Looming? — Part 1

Building on What We Learned Last Year, Part I If the technology platform for society can now turn over in five to seven years, but it takes ten to fifteen years to adapt to it … we will all feel out of control, because we can’t adapt to the world as fast as it is...

Exciting Growth Happening at  Andamio Press

Exciting Growth Happening at Andamio Press

Andamio Press is excited to share a sneak peek at this summer’s latest additions to our English/Spanish family of publications. In response to the many requests from Spanish-speaking educators and parents, we are proud to announce the upcoming publication of the...

Parents Need Simple Steps

Parents Need Simple Steps

Parents come to training sessions with preconceptions. It is, therefore, important for them to gain an initial understanding about the brain and language development. 

What is Brain-based Learning?

What is Brain-based Learning?

Brain-based learning refers to teaching and learning approaches, methods, and intentional strategies that use myriad styles and types of activities—especially as they relate to cognitive development—and how students learn differently as they age, grow, and mature...

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success: Part 4

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success: Part 4

Programs organized and directed by schools do not always acknowledge or appreciate parent schedules and other demands on their time. Some areas of concern include parent meetings scheduled at times inconvenient for the parents. Parents are often working two jobs....

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success, Part 3

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success, Part 3

Social Capital Building When we hold conversations about communities of poverty and their schools, we attempt to talk about disturbing stressors that are interfering and intrusive issues. The phrase social capital suggests measuring stressors in numbers. This is...

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success, Part 2

21st Century Barriers to ELL Success, Part 2

Emotional Impact Barriers have social and emotional impact on parents that is reflected in their approach to their children and their school, their role as a parent, and their purpose to their families. Emotional barriers are often difficult to manage on a day-to-day...

Andamio! Launch is Online

Andamio! Launch is Online

We had a wonderful time celebrating the publication of my new book, Andamio! Engaging Hispanic Families for ELL Success Through Brain-Based Learning. If you were unable to attend you can watch the event video below. Please reach out to me if you have any...

Let Us Help Your School or District

Let Us Help Your School or District

YOUR DISTRICT can be trained to develop this model as one of the solutions to thinking and learning! In Dr.Tierno’s first book: Andamio! Engaging Hispanic Families for ELL Success, she notes that: “The rapidly changing world of teaching and learning...