Cognitive Skills Determine Learning Ability - How to support your students to succeed in learning

Increase Learning and Reduce Stress for Students Using Evidence Based Cognitive Skills Training

How are you prepared with essential training to support your students to improve their cognitive skills?

As a certified cognitive learning skills specialist and a coach trained in NLP and brain based coaching practices,  I am passionate about supporting teachers to understand how to enhance their students’ cognitive skills to become more confident and capable learners.

No doubt you are also passionate about supporting your students to succeed and this training gives you the tools you need to be able to lift the potential of students to succeed in 21st century learning, setting them up for their future successes in life.

I invite you to learn more by booking a clarity conversation where I can learn more about you and how you would like to support your students.

Cognitive Learning Certification Training

Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor in an individual’s learning ability. The process of acquiring knowledge includes strengthening cognitive skills; the skills that “identify those learners who are growing from the learners who are challenged.”

In essence, when cognitive skills are strong, learning is fast and easy. When cognitive skills are weak, learning becomes a struggle.

As teachers you are constantly faced with limited time to address challenges or to identify the specific cognitive skills that may need improvement for each individual student.

This may be causing unnecessary anxiety for both you and the students who can quickly become disengaged or give up, leading to behavioural challenges you then need to manage in the classroom.

Parents have a role to play in supporting both you as teachers and their children as learners. Often they don’t realise how important their role is to support cognitive learning and strengthening children’s ability to learn at school.

How would it feel if you had a tool that could  easily help you to personalise learning specifically related to the improvement of cognitive skills so critical for learning the concepts you are trying to teach?

How would it feel also to have the support of parents to implement the strategies you are able to provide for your students?

Did you know there are 90 cognitive skills that every individual can learn and use to improve their ability to learn?

Cognitive challenges encompass various factors that can hinder a learner’s ability to remember information, solve problems, be flexible and creative in their thinking and comprehend concepts. Evidence has demonstrated that when you strengthen cognitive skills, the neural pathways in the brain become clearer, making it easier for us to retain and recall information, to make connections in our thinking and conceptualising as well as increase engagement and focus on learning. 

Our mission is to support the adults who surround children and to help students to thrive and to support you to achieve your teaching goals, as well as the opportunity to work alongside parents as partners in their children’s learning. 

These strategies have assisted teachers to improve their practice and support their students in over 40 countries globally.

Energia Structure of Intellect certification training and personalised learning programs include: 

Who is Energia SOI?

Our partners at Energia SOI explore children’s cognitive learning from an holistic, strength based approach in knowing that brain differences are normal, rather than deficits. This concept and way of thinking can reduce the stigma around learning and thinking differences in children.

Through weekly webinars you have the opportunity to learn from leading international experts how they are supporting cognitive learning for all learners using Structure Of Intellect methods to improve targeted cognitive abilities. 

You will learn how Cognitive Learning ESOI Certification Training and Individual Learning Programs are a proven method to improve you or your teachers’ skills and confidence, ability to increase children’s learning potential and overcome learning, behavioural and cognitive challenges.

You are invited to register for the free webinars aimed at shedding light on these issues and more that prevent your students from excelling in their learning, providing you with valuable insights and strategies.

Alternatively you may book a call with me to discuss your needs and I can share with you further information about cognitive assessment tool and training packages available for individual or multiple students.

The assessment training applies to primary and secondary aged students as well as students who are interested in developing their cognitive skills for specific careers

If you prefer a one on one conversation to share your needs with us, please book a time for a clarity conversation by clicking here.

If you’d like to attend the webinar this week, click on the link below.

All participants receive a “Participation Certificate” for attending free webinars.

What is
Energia Structure of Intellect?

Energia Structure of Intellect improves a person's cognitive skills rather than teaching academic subjects (Memory, Problem Solving, etc).

Each of the 90 cognitive capacities are mapped to or linked to an academic skill; as a result, Energia Structure of Intellect training can be seen as a prelude to easier assimilation of curriculum material and development of critical life skills related to cognitive abilities.

Products and programmes from Energia Structure of Intellect are designed to improve how students approach the curriculum using cognitive skills.

Your Cognitive Learning Specialist

Rachel Saliba

Rachel is Founder and Director of Practically Learning, specialising in guiding schools and families to embrace a culture of family engagement in learning so that together, they can provide the support and encouragement children need to thrive in learning and in life. 

Rachel is a Certified Energia SOI Cognitive Learning Specialist and Professional Learning facilitator, creating connections between parents, teachers and students as partners in learning.

Rachel is passionate about supporting the adults who surround students and this training provides educators with much needed skills and confidence to be able to support your students to succeed in their learning.

Energia Structure of Intellect is a global leader in cognitive training and certification of teachers and educators to support students with improving their cognitive abilities. 

Each week people from more than 40 countries join our webinars to learn how to support students with their cognitive learning skills.

Energia SOI cognitive intelligence training program represents the culmination of 55 years of research in cognitive science. It was designed by an international team of Eminent Psychologist led by Dr. J. P. Guilford and Dr. Mary Meeker — a professor emeritus in Cognitive Psychology.

Over 100 published scientific papers show the benefits of Energia SOI program. Most of these were independently conducted by Psychologists at respected universities like The University of Southern California, Harvard and John Hopkins. 

All training is conducted by professional psychologists and children’s learning specialists who:

• demonstrate the ability to work with children of all ages who are dealing with various learning troubles.

• possess excellent teaching skills and the ability to intervene when children fall behind their peers academically.

• display highly effective communication skills geared to various age groups.

• demonstrate the ability to use multiple techniques to help students develop study, learning, and testing skills.

• are trained in SOI test administration and interpretation.

For further information about Energia SOI, click on the logo.

Hear what others say about our webinars

I really valued working with Rachel. She is a fierce advocate for parents voices to be heard in the education landscape and contributed greatly to discussions in the teacher and school regulation space.

Liz Aloni

Victorian Institute of Teaching

Rachel has the professional skills to bring parents, schools and stakeholders together. Rachel has an innovative and collaborative approach to problem solving and resolving conflict. It is without hesitation that I recommend Rachel.

Tracey O'Neil

Principal, O'Neill Workplace Lawyers

Rachel genuinely cares about helping schools build lasting connections with parents for effective parent engagement. My experiences of working with Rachel have been very positive.

Tracey O'Neil

Principal, O'Neill Workplace Lawyers

Rachel communicates with clarity and purpose with stakeholders and partners, always positioning what is ultimately best for the child at the centre of any conversation or program.

Matthew Williams

Deputy Principal, Padua College

Rachel has a passion for parent engagement in schools and a drive to seek opportunities for parents/carers to be active participants in the education of their children.

Matthew Williams

Deputy Principal, Padua College

I have worked with Rachel Saliba since 2019 and found her to be passionate and committed in providing parents in Catholic schools with a strong and meaningful voice. Her impressive approach and understanding from both a parent and educator’s perspective makes her ideally suited to represent parents in any dialogue about what 21st century education should look like. Her professional and understated manner makes her a joy to work with. Parents have traditionally lacked an educated voice speaking on their behalf in the education sector, and in Rachel they have a high flyer who has the perfect qualities to present the parent’s agenda in the forming of education policy.

Ralph Barba

Director Making Media Australia

If you are a school that is in need to promote yourself in your community, Rachel Saliba and Practically Learning is the first person and organisation you should contact. Her deep understanding about what parents and families want when selecting a school for their children allows her to formulate a specialised and vibrant marketing strategy for schools that is authentic and proven. She is the master of being able to convey the essence of a school to its community. In video work I have done for Practically Learning I have never seen teachers more prepared and passionate about telling their story to prospective parents. This is testimony to Rachel’s preparatory work and rare ability to get educators and schools to tell their story in a powerful way.

Ralph Barba

Director Making Media Australia

It has been great working with Rachel as she shares her expertise on engaging parents in the school community. Her Learning through Play workshop was interactive, informative and entertaining. I would recommend working with Rachel to inspire your school community.

Verona Gridley

Principal, St John’s Primary School Mitcham

I have had the pleasure of working beside Rachel in developing marketing material, events and support for parents of children in Catholic schools across Victoria. Rachel is passionate, knowledgeable and skilled in parent engagement, strategy development and advocacy for parents. She is professional and reliable and I enjoy working with her on a variety of projects.

Jodie McLeod

Community Liaison - Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

Rachel has an amazing capacity to explicitly determine the goals of the client and the community, and then puts together an exciting strategy that brands and positions the organisation to understand and meet that community’s needs. Rachel’s work strengthens positive outcomes for all stake holders. Rachel is my ‘go to person’ when I want to align the organisation’s work with the community of which it is a part.

Martin Prior

Transformational Education Leader and Mentor

Rachel is an excellent human being. I know her work and the value she can provide a teacher and parent on how to work closely so the child can be provided the best help to flourish in life.

She is a very focussed and dedicated coach and speaker. She connects easily with her audience because she understands them really well.

Soma Gupta

Senior Manager - Energia SOI

Rachel’s presentations are informative, engaging, and thought-provoking. It’s clear she puts a lot of thought and preparation into her talks and it shows.

We have received many positive comments from attendees about her presentation. They were particularly impressed with Rachel’s insights into Cognitive Challenges In Learning. We are confident that Rachel’s talk will have a lasting impact on the attendees’ thinking and work.

Brijesh Kumar Singh

Head of operations - Energia SOI

“The webinar offered a good insight into the program that cognitive learning offers. Using a mix of videos and verbal explanations to illustrate their main points. The enthusiasm and knowledge they have for their program was very evident.”


“I found the webinar to be quite insightful and gave me a new, positive perspective on content that I had otherwise not thought about for a while.”


“I learned about family school partnerships from a parent perspective. Thank you!! It was a very informative and interesting presentation.”