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.

7 Amazing Discoveries from Brain Research

Jun 2, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Current brain research indicates that our emotions can influence our minds and bodies. Learn more about brain research and find out how to use these discoveries as a tool in the classroom.

Endorsing the Common Core State Standards Initiative

May 26, 2011 by Corey Fitzgerald

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to provide a nationally consistent framework that will ready American students for success in college and in the global workforce.

Grammar Skill Improvement with Fast ForWord Software

May 19, 2011 by Barbara Calhoun, Ph.D

An experienced educator and doctoral researcher wanted to know if the Fast ForWord products could improve grammar skills for typical middle school students.  See what she found out. 

Inspiring Students to Dream, Learn and Grow

May 10, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
The engaged student is the key to unlocking a world of inspiration and wonder. But what exactly isstudent engagement, and how can we motivate students to discover the wonders of learning on their own?

“I Thought We Were Losing Him”: Why We Become Teachers

Apr 12, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Read the powerful story of one struggling middle student who achieved a 4 year, 2 month reading level gain in just 60 days using the Fast ForWord program.  “Last year,” said his reading coach, “…I thought we were losing him…”

48% More Students Newly Proficient on GA CRCT After Fast ForWord Use

Apr 7, 2011 by Melissa Agocs

Clark County, Georgia students improve test scores on the CRCT after using Fast ForWord products. See how they achieved statistically significant gains in today’s video blog.

Antidotes to Summer Brain Drain (Part 1): Tips and Tools for Fun Math Skills Practice

Apr 5, 2011 by Terri Zezula
Worried about summer brain drain setting your child back? These tips and strategies are fun and creative ways to practice math skills, keeping your kids on track for next year.

Opening the Classroom Through Online Collaboration: 21st Century Learning Environments

Mar 29, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Read real-life stories of online collaboration in our classrooms and find resources that can help you create a 21 stcentury learning environment.

The Trend to Blend: The Debate Over Online and Blended Learning

Mar 22, 2011 by Terri Zezula
Blended Learning has increased 47% since 2005-06, yet still remains the center of debate. Discover the pros and cons of blended learning, as well as how costs match up to traditional classroom costs.