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.

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? 

 

Why Prosody Matters: The Importance of Reading Aloud with Expression

Jun 13, 2017 by Logan De Ley

Reading prosodyReading aloud isn’t just for beginning readers.  Expressive oral reading is a foundational reading skill that all students should be developing between first and fifth grade.  Find out why.  

Poverty's Effect on Working Memory

May 3, 2016 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

PovertySometimes it's easy to think a child isn't paying attention because they're being defiant, or dare we say it - "lazy"? This is usually not the case, especially for children from poverty, and it behooves us to understand better what's happening in their brains. Read Dr. Eric Jensen's poignant and timely messages about how to help students from poverty build the skillls that will break the cycle of underachievement. 

10 Trends to Watch in Special Education in 2015

Jan 6, 2015 by Will J. Gordillo

2015 Special Ed TrendsWith the New Year upon us, it’s time for special education leaders and practitioners to reflect and develop a plan that takes into consideration the changing landscape of special education and the impact these changes may have on current and future practices. Here are 10 trends that you should continue to keep your eyes on as you develop your strategic plan of action in 2015.

How a Low Performing School Achieved Double-Digit Gains

Nov 20, 2012 by Scott Sterling

Dr. Martha Burns from Scientific Learning and Mr. Charles Wilson, Principal of Korematsu Discovery Academy, presented a live webinar that discussed how Korematsu achieved a double-digit test-score gain and emerged from PI status in only two school years

Brain-Building for Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Oct 2, 2012 by PC Munoz
Dr. Martha Burns talks about the sobering statistics related to third grade reading proficiency and offers solutions to get struggling readers back on track.

Join Us for Our 2012 Fall Webinar Series for Educators

Sep 4, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Our fall webinars begin this week and include topics on how the brain learns and how to increase student achievement.  Register today!

Common Core Reading Recommendations and the Role of the Teacher

Aug 14, 2012 by Liz Kline
The Common Core take the position that students should be consistently challenged by the texts presented to them. Find out how you can help your students meet the new standards.

Reading in the Real World: Text Difficulty and Workplace Success

Jul 26, 2011 by Corey Fitzgerald
Are high school reading standards challenging enough? Not if we go by this Lexile scores chart that shows a significant gap between high school reading levels and college and workplace reading demands.

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