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As a mom and educator I am always eager to learn more about child development.
I was contacted by the Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon, to see if I would be interested in watching a DVD called Changing Brains (easy to understand information and practical recommendations based on the current research in developmental neuroscience).
My first thought was what in the world is neuroscience? Why would I want to watch this? What mom or teacher reads nature neuroscience anyway?
I decided to watch the video so that I could give a review to other people who may be thinking the same thing. Guess what? I loved that Changing Brains really was easy to understand and that it kept me interested. I learned many facts about the brain and I loved that every statement in the DVD was supported by evidence from solid scientific studies. There are nine segments specific to different brain systems and each includes evidence about the brain functions and structures that underlie different aspects of human behavior and cognition.

Have I peaked your interest? Do you want to know more?
Guess what? All of the content is freely available at

If you would like to WIN a FREE Changing Brains DVD here is what you have to do…
1st Entry: (Mandatory) Visit Changing Brains & take a look around! Tell me something interesting you learned.

Additional Entries: You must submit a separate comment for each qualifying entry.
(2 entries) – Follow my blog
(2 entries) – Become a Facebook Fan
(1 entry) – Follow me on Twitter and tweet @Montessoriblog
Enter to win Changing Brains DVD
(1 entry) – Put my button on your blog
(3 entries) – Blog about this giveaway and leave the link in the comment section.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

You have until February 15th, 2010 to enter the giveaway. Winner will be chosen by The name of the winner will be posted on my blog on February 16th. The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their giveaway item by e-mailing [email protected] with their mailing address. If the winner does not claim their prize within their 48 hour period, a new winner will be chosen. *All entries received after the cutoff time will be deleted prior to choosing a winner. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own. I was not paid for this post. Thanks to the Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon for providing this complimentary Changing Brains DVD for a giveaway.

(If you are a Montessorian –you might be interested in Dr. Neville’s radio interview with Montessori consultant Athena Melville: )


Saturday 13th of February 2010

Interesting website. I learned that the brain does not grow after it has been damaged. [email protected]


Friday 12th of February 2010

From the website, I learned they back up all of their statements with scientific evidence. That's a big plus for me!


Thursday 11th of February 2010

Love learning about the brain! Their DVD sounds interesting!