Today’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.
For the 2nd year in a row, Fast ForWord was recognized by The EdTech Awards. This year, Fast ForWord was a finalist in the special needs solution category, and it was chosen as a finalist in the language learning solution category.
Ready or not - here we go. It's 2017 and the old adage "change is the only constant" is taking on a whole new meaning in education! Tell us what YOU think -- how will this year play out in our public and private school systems? Whatever happens, it's certainly not going to be boring.
Make the most of summer by watching some of our most popular webinars to date on topics such as poverty, auditory processing, dyslexia and more. These can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Enjoy!
November is Bilingual Education Awareness Month!
Ever wondered what age is best to learn a new language? Or whether bilinguals "think" in both languages simultaneously? Discover how bilingualism improves executive function, what the latest research is on the critical period for language learning, and whether learning a new language raises IQ.
As you return to school this fall, do you have an increasing number of English language learners (ELL) in your class, school or district? During our recent webinar, "Build the ELL Brain", Dr. Martha Burns discusses how the ELL brain develops and what interventions can help with English language development. Take a look at the questions that Dr. Burns fielded at the end of the webinar and see if you can pinpoint students that you can help this year!
How can learning a new language rewire the brain? Take a look at the latest research into how the brain responds when learning a new language and how this has the potential to impact lifelong learning and cognitive control.
As districts wrestle with the need to increase rigor for learners at all levels of language proficiency, we’re bound to see changes in the way ELLs are educated. Here are four trends we expect to see this year.
Dr. Linda Nash, Supervisor of Federal Programs/Grants in Cookeville, TN, has been crowned our first Queen of Literacy. She received 24% of all the votes cast (5,472!) and has won an all-expense paid trip to our National Circle of Learning Conference (virtual registration now open)! I caught up with Dr. Nash by phone to learn more about her life as an educator.
When educating English language learners who are struggling, how do you know when it’s time for a special education referral? How can you be sure you are assessing ELLs fairly, not mixing up linguistic and cultural diversity with cognitive ability and intellectual functioning?