40% of Non-Proficient Students Reach Reading Proficiency in One Year with Fast ForWord

Sep 14, 2010 by Melissa Agocs

Students were selected from grades one through eight to participate in this longitudinal study on the effects of using the Fast ForWord Reading software in Clarke County School District in Georgia.  It was determined that 40% of the non-proficient students reached CRCT reading proficiency in one year with the use of the Fast ForWord Reading software.

You Unplugged: Finding Balance with Extended Reading, Writing and Thinking Time

Sep 9, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

Dr. Bill Jenkins discusses how the constant use of the internet affects how our brains and how time “unplugged” from the internet can help our brains learn and focus better.

79% of ELL Students Increase Proficiency by One or More Levels

Sep 2, 2010 by Melissa Agocs

79% of ELL students who used the Fast ForWord products  increased their proficiency by one or more levels in less than 4 months of product use.

Building Unstructured Play Into the Structure of Each Day

Aug 20, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Even with the understanding of the importance of unstructured play for healthy development, we find it challenging--both as parents and educators--to make that time. But we can and we must, so here are a few ideas just to get you started.

Musical Training and Cognitive Abilities

Aug 5, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

The debate over musical training and its benefits for the development of early cognitive abilities have raged now for almost two decades. Can classical music transform children into smarter, more effective learners?

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Developing Brain (Part 1)

Aug 4, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
So here you are! In front of you is a newborn, a tiny miracle. What do you do?  Does it matter how you hold it, feed it, talk it, attend to it?  The short answer is “yes”…

Video Interview from Brain Summit in Seoul 2010

Jul 30, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

I gave two lectures at the "Brain Summit in Seoul 2010" that focused on brain based approaches for learning English.  This interview was conducted by the local Seoul newspaper and posted to their web site as part of their coverage of the Brain Summit.

Sleep: An Essential Ingredient for Memory Function

Jun 3, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

Sleep is essential to optimal brain function.  Find out how sleep affects your brain’s ability to remember and learn.

Brain Research, Learning & Literacy: Webinar with Dr. Bill Jenkins

May 28, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

What happens in the brain when we learn language?  Be sure to take advantage of this unusual opportunity to learn from a brain plasticity expert via pre-recorded webinar.

The Brain Gets Better at What it Does: Dr. Martha Burns on Brain Plasticity

May 21, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Dr. Martha Burns is an extremely knowledgeable and highly sought after speaker, so I'm pleased to let you know that an interview she gave on brain plasticity while in Australia is now available online.

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