Child Development Versus Standards-Driven Learning: Who Wins?

Dec 3, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
There’s a tug of war going on in American schools, a tension between learners’ developmental needs and the academic rigor required to meet challenging educational standards. In the classroom, where standardized assessments are the driving force of the day, the developmental realities of learners are often overlooked and shortchanged—and it’s something we ought to be talking about.

Instilling a Love of Reading: What Every Teacher and Parent Should Know

Mar 27, 2013 by Jacqueline Egli
Children who do not read well will not be inspired to read or to practice reading more. So, how do we get our reluctant readers to love reading?

Adolescent Learning: Why Reading Interventions Aren't Working

Feb 26, 2013 by Cara Gipson
Adolescents have flatlined in reading in the US, while younger learners have improved. Find out what can be done in this recorded webinar with Dr. Martha Burns.

Behavior Problems in School: Empowering Students to Self Discipline

Sep 11, 2012 by Scott Sterling
Students with behavior problems will not “just grow out of it”. The same skill deficiencies that affect their success in school will affect their success in the workplace, if they make it that far.  What can be done?

In Independent Study of Fast ForWord, Sixth-Grade Students Exceed Expected Gains

Feb 2, 2012 by Melissa Agocs
VIDEO: This independent study from Bulloch County, GA, demonstrates significant gains by sixth graders—on or above, and below grade level—after using Fast ForWord software.

2011 Virtual Circle of Learning Wrap-Up

Nov 8, 2011 by Pam Combs

Catch the 2011 Virtual Circle of Learning highlights, and learn how you can increase student engagement and motivation with these helpful resources.

60% of Middle and High School Learners Exceed FCAT Annual Learning Gain Expectations

Oct 18, 2011 by Melissa Agocs

Middle and high school learners in Ocala, FL, significantly exceed FCAT annual learning gain expectations after using Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant software.

Using Google in the Classroom: Two Simple Tips to Refine Your Search

Oct 13, 2011 by Joseph DuLaney
Learn how using Google in the classroom more effectively saves time and delivers more accurate search results.

Longitudinal Study Shows Significant Fast ForWord Gains Endure Over Time

Oct 6, 2011 by Melissa Agocs

VIDEO: Students from Clarke County, GA, on average, showed a steady increase in CRCT reading scores with each passing year after starting to use Fast ForWord products.

The Great Homework Debate: Is Homework Helpful or Harmful to Students?

Sep 13, 2011 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.

Does homework develop study habits and reinforce learning, or does it solidify misunderstandings and detract from other valuable activities, including family time? Gain insight into both sides of the great homework debate.

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