2019 Education Trends

Jan 24, 2019 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

2019 Education Trends2019 is here already!  Let's take a look at what might be in store in education for the year ahead.  What are the trends to be watching as we move through 2019?  

A College Senior Mailed Us a Letter

Oct 25, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Fast ForWord ReviewCaleb starts out by telling us about the worst semester of his academic career. 

Our Top Four Webinars: Summer Learning

Jun 28, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

popular webinars Interested in summer Professional Development? Take a look at our most popular webinars from the last year. Enjoy listening/watching them from anywhere and learn the latest on how the brain learns, reading, dyslexia, autism, and more!

Why I've Supported Fast ForWord for 20+ Years

Nov 1, 2017 by Eric Jensen, Ph.D.

Eric JensenWhen students read poorly, they often generalize it to other subjects (“Maybe I am just dumb”) and most things in school can become overwhelming. That’s painful to watch. How would you like to have joyful, confident readers? How would you like this for free - zilch, nada, zippo? 

We Asked the Fast ForWord Experts About Back to School

Aug 23, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Fast ForWord creative ideasWe asked our implementation experts (also known as Professional Development Managers) about what they see in classrooms across the country, how you all are motivating your kiddos, and their top piece of advice for you this year. I was most excited about the story at the end! 

Our Top 5 Most Popular Webinars: Watch Now!

Jul 26, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Summer PD webinars watch nowMake the most of summer by watching our 5 most popular webinars from the last year. Recorded webinars can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your computer, your tablet, or your smartphone and start your summer learning. Enjoy!

Implicit vs. Explicit Instruction: Which is Better for Word Learning?

Jun 28, 2017 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

word learningDo students learn better when instructors clearly outline learning goals (explicit instruction), or when students explore concepts independently (implicit instruction)?

5 Ways to Boost Parental Involvement at Low-Income Schools

Feb 21, 2017 by Leslie Ferguson, MA, MFA

low income parentsFirst things first: leave stereotypes behind. Read on for tips to engage your students' parents more effectively. 

4 Education Trends in 2017

Jan 24, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

2017 education trendsReady 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. 

Underperforming Student Success Strategies

Nov 15, 2016 by Eric Jensen, Ph.D.

eric-jensenWhen students come to school every day, here's their question to teachers: are you on my side or not? Are you a friend or a foe? Are you an ally or adversary?  See what practical classroom activities Dr. Eric Jensen recommends to build relationships and get results with your students -- you'll see their progress skyrocket. 

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