Category: Reflection Sciences News

Unleashing the Power of Pretend Play: The Batman Effect and Beyond

In a world full of distractions and temptations, fostering perseverance and self-control in children can often feel like an uphill battle. However, Dr. Stephanie Carlson’s recent research sheds light on an unexpected ally in the quest to develop these crucial executive function skills: pretend play. On a new episode of the Catalyst 360 podcast, Dr. Stephanie…

Kelvy Bird Scribes Zelazo Lecture on Developmental Contemplative Science

A collaboration between Kelvy Bird and Phil Zelazo Kelvy Bird is an internationally renowned generative scribe, who visually depicted the content of a recent lecture by Co-Founder Phil Zelazo.  Zelazo presented the lecture at the 17th annual Mind & Life Summer Research Institute in June, 2020. The theme of the Summer Research Institute, conducted online…

Conscious Discipline and Reflection Sciences Partner to Assess and Improve Executive Function in Children

Partnership aims to improve skills that predict academic and life success through personalized interventions. ORLANDO, FLA. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 Conscious Discipline, a leader in social-emotional learning and classroom management best practices, has partnered with Reflection Sciences in an effort to better measure and improve executive function in children. Reflection Sciences was founded by Phil Zelazo,…

Reflection Sciences Announces $1.3M Seed Round and Three New Board Members

Saint Paul – June 10, 2019 –Reflection Sciences, Inc., has recently closed a $1.3M seed round.  This round was led by Edmentum, the previously announced K–12 distribution partner for Reflection Sciences and joined by the University of Minnesota’s Discovery Capital Fund and other investors.   In addition, Reflection Sciences has appointed three new board members: Dr.…

Edmentum and Reflection Sciences Partner to Deliver a Holistic View of Student Learning

Edmentum and Reflection Sciences partner to integrate Edmentum’s Exact Path and Reflection Science’s Minnesota Executive Function Scale Assessment Minneapolis – February 14, 2019 – Edmentum, a global leader and pioneer in online teaching and learning programs, announced a new partnership today with Reflection Sciences, Inc. Edmentum and Reflection Sciences will partner to deliver a full integration of…

Innovative Firms Partner to Bring Executive Function to Selected Head Start Programs

Acelero Learning, Reflection Sciences and Venn Foundation are collaborating to introduce Executive Function measurement and interventions within select Head Start campuses — Press Release — New York, NY (September 20, 2018) – In a unique three-way partnership unveiled today, Acelero Learning will deploy Reflection Sciences’ Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS App™) within their network of Head Start…

Reflection Sciences, Inc. Appoints Jeff Shelstad as CEO, Setting Stage for Future Growth

Former Pearson, Capella University executive and education technology CEO/Founder brings deep experience of product innovation and new business growth MINNEAPOLIS – April 18, 2018 – www.reflectionsciences.com — Reflection Sciences Inc. announced today that it has appointed Jeff Shelstad as the company’s chief executive officer, succeeding co-founder Stephanie Carlson, who will move into the chief science officer role for the…

Continuing Partnership to Measure Montessori Success

Reflection Sciences and The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) are proud to announce another year of partnership to measure Montessori success! The Mission: Our partnership serves to provide Montessori educators with the tools and training to reliably measure the efficacy of your classrooms. Pair Reflection Sciences’ MEFS assessment tool with NCMPS’s…

Pairing Digital Tools to Measure and Improve School Readiness

— PRESS RELEASE —                                              ST PAUL, MN (October 25, 2017) – Reflection Sciences, Inc., an education technology company founded by University of Minnesota researchers, and Kiko Labs, the San Francisco developer of Kiko’s Thinking Time™ games, are thrilled to announce a new partnership. Research on school readiness has uncovered a link between the skill-set referred…

Minnesota Executive Function Scale available for Android Users!

It is with great pleasure we announce the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS App™) is now available on Google Play for Android users! You can download the free app to your Android Tablet by searching Minnesota Executive Function in the Google Play store. The MEFS App™ is a game-like, drag-and-drop early learning readiness tool designed to provide a brief, comprehensive,…