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September 17, 2020
Logged In, Checked Out: How Executive Function Can Upend the COVID Slide (Part 3)

How do you engage students during remote learning or blended learning and beat the COVID slide? Develop students' executive functioning skills. Here's everything you need to know.

September 1, 2020
Children’s Brain Development in the Time of COVID-19

The risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus is not the only danger facing children today. Educators should do more to protect their students from the impact of another threatening malady: stress. How does stress impact brain development, and what should educators do?

August 18, 2020
Reading Mastery: Where Pedagogy Meets the Science of Reading

The science of reading shows that an important way to develop reading fluency is reading out loud. Here's why.

August 6, 2020
Elements I Has Arrived!

Today, we officially launch Elements I, our brand-new offering for secondary readers! With the release of Elements I, Fast ForWord Literacy now offers the first evidence-based reading intervention fully tailored to the needs of adolescent learners. Here's what you can expect.

July 28, 2020
How the Adolescent Brain Learns

The adolescent brain is incredible, but also incredibly misunderstood. When secondary educators better understand cognitive development during adolescence, they will discover the answers to these common questions...

July 13, 2020
Five SEL Skills That Struggling Secondary Students Need (And How Elements I Builds Them)

Here are five social-emotional learning skills that are particularly important for adolescent learners, along with how Elements I develops these SEL skills and reading skills simultaneously.

June 30, 2020
How to Master Mastery-Based Learning

What can educators do to help students recoup this year’s learning loss? One promising idea is mastery-based learning. What is mastery-based learning? Why is it more important than ever? Finally, and most excitingly, how does Elements I utilize this approach to meet secondary readers’ needs?

June 24, 2020
Stopping and Slowing the COVID Slide: Part 2

In part one of this blog series, I reviewed four principles from the science of learning that can boost academic gains through both conventional and remote instruction. Here, I will discuss four more brain-based educational guidelines that educators can implement while simultaneously fostering social-emotional learning support.

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