Kindergarten Phonemic Awareness Activities - Develop Phonemic Awareness Skills

Nov 30, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Try these Kindergarten phonemic awareness activities to help young children develop early reading skills.

Phonics Practice - National Reading Panel Approaches to Phonics Practice

Nov 23, 2010 by Terri Zezula
Phonics practice and instruction has been proven the most effective reading instruction for K-6 learners.  There are 5 different approaches that can be used with students.

Announcing the Create a Character Contest Winners!

Nov 19, 2010 by Norene Wiesen
We received a ton of creative entries to the 2010 Scientific Learning Back to-School “Create a  Character” Contest.

Why Limit Screen Time? Reasons You Should Limit Screen Time

Nov 18, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Did you know that time spent in front of a television or video screen has negative physiological effects on the body?  Learn more about the chemical and biological effects of screen time.

The Speech and Language Connection: The Nursery Rhyme Effect (Part 1)

Nov 16, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
In the development of speech and language in young toddlers, nursery rhymes play an important role by helping children to master language.

Brain Plasticity: A New Frontier For Education and Learning

Nov 11, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

In the book, The Brain That Changes Itself,  Dr. Norman Doidge reveals a fascinating look at the brain and how it can re-wire itself through the lifespan by the concept of Brain Plasticity.

Scientific Learning Around the World

Nov 9, 2010 by Peter Carabi
Scientific Learning offers products to students all over the world via a network of providers called Value Added Representatives.  The growth of the international market is fueled by increasing awareness of brain fitness and the role of cognitive neuroscience in the learning process, as well as a keen emphasis (especially in Asian countries) on English language learning as a prerequisite for career success.

Listen: Don’t Ignore the Benefits of Music on the Brain

Nov 4, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Music training has been shown to improve cognitive skills, auditory skills, and pattern recognition and thus has the potential to impact student achievement. The benefits of music in schools should be carefully weighed as we evaluate its place in the school day.

Data Driven Decisions: A GPS Approach

Nov 2, 2010 by Corey Fitzgerald
Assessments can help school districts and schools make data driven decisions to determine the best course for their students, just as GPS allows people to find their way in the world.