4 Little-Known Facts about Poverty and the Brain (And What Educators Can Do about Them)

Sep 18, 2019 by Amy Takabori

Poverty and The BrainMany educators at Title 1 schools are increasingly implementing brain-based teaching and learning. What do Title 1 educators need to know about the impact of poverty on the brain? More importantly, how should school leaders apply brain-based learning to teaching? Keep reading to learn 4 little-known facts about poverty and the brain, plus 3 specific strategies educators can use in their Title 1 schools.

6 Things Educators Need to Know about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Aug 29, 2019 by Karla Wang

ESSAWhat does ESSA mean for educators in 2019-2020? As the new school year begins, educators may be wondering what the second year of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will look like for their schools. Keep reading to learn 6 ways that ESSA can change education in America. 

"My Life Is Forever Changed"

Aug 15, 2019 by Amy Takabori

Triumphant woman holding up her handsWe love when this happens. The other week, we received a lovely email from a Fast ForWord alum. A young woman named Rachel Weishar told us, "I know my life has been forever changed by this wonderful company." Read her full letter below!

Teacher Turnover: Why It’s Problematic and How Administrators Can Address It

Jul 25, 2019 by Karla Wang

Teacher turnoverAs the new school year approaches, administrators might ask themselves, “What can I do so that at the end of this year, all of my teachers will happily choose to stay?” As teacher turnover continues to concern K-12 educators, read about how administrators can address the issue and improve teacher retention.

Differentiation: Achieving Success in a Mixed-Ability Classroom

Jul 11, 2019 by Karla Wang

 Differentiation in Mixed-Abilities ClassroomsToday’s classrooms are increasingly diverse. How can educators reach every student in the class? One word: Differentiation. Read about 4 ways teachers can meet the needs of a mixed-abilities classroom.

10 Ways Teachers Can Recharge Over the Summer

Jul 3, 2019 by Karla Wang

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means! Summer is a great time to relax and get away from the stress of teaching, grading papers, and dealing with rowdy kids. From self-care routines to discovering new locations, here are 10 amazing ways teachers can unwind and de-stress over the summer.

Inspiring Students to Read This Summer

May 22, 2019 by Kelly Keller

The end of the school year is approaching, and students are looking forward to vacation. Educators are ready for a break, too, but are also thinking about students losing momentum during summer. How can we encourage kids to continue to read and learn, when we know that some setbacks are statistically probable? 

 

2019 Education Trends

Jan 24, 2019 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

2019 Education Trends2019 is here already!  Let's take a look at what might be in store in education for the year ahead.  What are the trends to be watching as we move through 2019?  

Building a Foundation for School Readiness for Low-Income Children

Jan 17, 2019 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

School readinessSchool readiness skills begin in early childhood.  When parents work extra hours or come home too tired to read or play, children may not receive enough attention to develop the cognitive skills needed for school success.

A College Senior Mailed Us a Letter

Oct 25, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Fast ForWord ReviewCaleb starts out by telling us about the worst semester of his academic career. 

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