5 Reasons Why Every Parent Should Be Familiar with Executive Function

Mar 20, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
It’s not a common topic, but executive function is something that parents should understand.  The term refers to working memory, inhibitory control, cognitive flexibility, etc.—skills and qualities that help people succeed in everyday life.

Why You Should Read With Your Child

Mar 6, 2012 by Virginia Mann, Ph.D

You probably already know that you should read to your children, but do you know why? Here are three important reasons to not only read aloud with your child, but also to make it a shared activity.

The Mirror Neuron System

Feb 21, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Did you know that there’s a part of the brain devoted to “doing” that starts wiring itself early in development through imitation of the movements and sounds of others? Find out how it works, and the role it plays in early learning.

One Short Month, Five Great Education Webinars—Register Today!

Feb 7, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Our February webinar series focuses on early childhood development, K-12 funding sources, and maximizing the benefits of time spent reading. Register today!

Helping Low-SES Students Thrive

Jan 26, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

Studies show a correlation between low academic achievement and socioeconomic status (SES). But many low-SES students are successful in school. What factors give these students an edge?

What Does The Marshmallow Experiment Tell Us About Self-Control?

Jan 24, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Tell a four-year-old that she can eat one marshmallow now or wait 15 minutes and eat two. What does the child’s self-control, or lack of, tell us about her likelihood of future success?  Read>>

Building Your Child’s Self-Confidence

Jan 10, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Building your child’s self-confidence is a challenging task for any parent. Read these great tips to help your child become a more confident learner.

Six Reader-Selected Posts in Honor of Our 2nd Blogaversary

Jan 5, 2012 by Norene Wiesen
In honor of our 2 ndblogaversary, we asked our readers to share their favorite posts from the Science of Learning blog . Read their responses and check out the posts that inspired them.

Corey’s Story: My Son No Longer Needs Intervention After Using Fast ForWord

Dec 8, 2011 by Norene Wiesen
Corey’s son struggled in kindergarten, just barely 5 years old.  Today he’s a confident learner performing at grade level and no longer needs intervention. Watch as Corey tells his story.

Sara’s Story: From 6 Months Behind In Reading to the Accelerated Reading Class

Nov 17, 2011 by Norene Wiesen
VIDEO: Watch Sara’s first-hand story of one student’s remarkable progress with the Fast ForWord program when she was his coach.

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