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Adolescent Reasoning Initiative

A female teacher wearing a gray dress is standing in front of young students outside the school building. Children

Teaching Students
To Learn, Not
To Learn

Reasoning, problem solving, and innovation: all necessary competencies for life success. Early adolescence is an optimal time to enhance learning, but many educators do not have the benefit of scientific methods that foster these skills.
Our training program enables middle school through ninth grade teachers to take advantage of this important brain development stage and optimize student learning for success in the classroom and beyond.

Meaningful Transformation

A Focus on Student Success

Rouse Teacher Excellence Award

This annual award recognizes one outstanding teacher for both depth of knowledge and successful implementation of Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Tactics (SMART™) Brain Training, with noteworthy academic improvement in their students.
In this video, longtime BrainHealth donors Sandy and Tommy Rouse share why the Adolescent Reasoning Initiative's exponential impact motivates them to get involved.
Learn more about the award and the teachers.

Measurable Benefits

More Stories from Educators

Hands-On Approach

More than 630 teachers have benefited to date, reaching more than 86,000 students.
  • Educators Receive Intensive SMART™ Training
  • Teachers Become Cognitive Trainers
  • BrainHealth Experts Provide Classroom Support
  • Teachers Take Annual Refreshers
  • Student Growth Is Measured
In this video, Ariel Black reveals her "aha!" moment as an educator.

Supportive Collaboration

The Adolescent Reasoning Initiative teams up with middle and high school teachers who want to boost their students’ thinking, implementing SMART training in their classrooms.
SMART brain training provides a cognitive neuroscience-based approach to learning, designed specifically to improve higher-order thinking skills.
A high school principal shares the program's profound impact on students and teachers.

Research Highlights

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