What Educators May Not Know about the Neuroscience of Learning

Nov 6, 2012 by Scott Sterling
In a recent webinar, Dr. Paula Tallal discussed her original research on auditory processing, its relationship to language development, and the far-reaching effect that deficiencies in those area can have on learning.

Teaching Reading in Science Class: A Common Core Trend?

Oct 30, 2012 by Scott Sterling
With the trend of non-fiction material on statewide reading assessments growing, administrators have begun asking teachers in subjects other than English Language Arts (ELA) to start incorporating more reading and writing tasks in their courses. 

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 to Learn: Meeting the Challenge of Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Jul 19, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Data shows that about two thirds of third grade students are reading one or more levels below proficiency.  Many states have passed legislation to improve third grade reading proficiency, but how can educators help their students accelerate their acquisition of the reading skills needed to meet academic expectations?

18 Ways to Encourage Students to Read This Summer

May 24, 2012 by Norene Wiesen

It can be hard enough to get students to read within the structure of the academic year, so how can you encourage your students to read during the summer break?

3 Tips for Encouraging Verbal Communication in Young Learners

May 1, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Research shows that children from rich language environments start school with an advantage over their peers. What can parents do at home to help their children succeed?

Language and the Reading Puzzle: Morphemes and Memory

Apr 10, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
How do morpheme awareness and working memory skills help emerging readers attain fluency? Cognitive scientist Dr. Virginia Mann breaks it down for us in “The Language and Reading Puzzle Part 2.”

5 Strategies for Fluency and Comprehension That Every Reader Can Use

Mar 22, 2012 by Wendy Mathieu

Students should be able to engage in a variety of different texts to be considered fluent and competent readers. These fluency and comprehension strategies will give students an edge in approaching any kind of text.

Overall District Performance Score Improves at Almost Double the Rate of LA State Baseline Score

Feb 14, 2012 by Melissa Agocs

[VIDEO]: This research report highlights the St. Mary Parish district performance score improvements after Fast ForWord use. The district’s gains were measured using the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP).

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