Building a Foundation for School Readiness for Low-Income Children

Jan 17, 2019 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

School readinessSchool readiness skills begin in early childhood.  When parents work extra hours or come home too tired to read or play, children may not receive enough attention to develop the cognitive skills needed for school success.

3 Ways We've Made the New Fast ForWord Better

May 1, 2018 by Logan De Ley, MA, MS

New fast ForWordWe spoke with many educators about their implementation struggles, strategies, and successes to discover how we could improve our Fast ForWord program even more. What came out of these conversations is an intervention program that is better, faster, and smarter! Learn more.

The Reading Brain: How Your Brain Helps You Read, and Why it Matters

Dec 6, 2017 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

The reading ready brainReading is a complex task that requires many parts of the brain. Learn what happens in the brain when you read and what you can do to build a reading-ready brain.

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! 

Watch From Anywhere: Summer Professional Development

Jul 12, 2016 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Professional Development webinarsMake the most of summer by watching some of our most popular webinars to date on topics such as poverty, auditory processing, dyslexia and more. These can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your laptop, tablet or smartphone.  Enjoy!

10 Trends in Education for 2016

Jan 12, 2016 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.

2016 is here already!  Trends in educationLearn how advances in neuroscience, social psychology, and technology combine to reshape the educational landscape in our predictions for trends in general and special education.

10 Trends to Watch in Special Education in 2015

Jan 6, 2015 by Will J. Gordillo

2015 Special Ed TrendsWith the New Year upon us, it’s time for special education leaders and practitioners to reflect and develop a plan that takes into consideration the changing landscape of special education and the impact these changes may have on current and future practices. Here are 10 trends that you should continue to keep your eyes on as you develop your strategic plan of action in 2015.

Dyslexia – How Far We’ve Come!

Aug 5, 2014 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

DyslexiaWe’ve come a long way in understanding dyslexia since the term was first used more than 40 years ago. Find out what the latest research says about the dyslexic brain and learn about neuroscience-based interventions that are proven to help.

4 Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom

Jun 24, 2014 by Norene Wiesen

Use iPads in Classrooms Getting students creating with the iPad is as easy as knowing what tools are available and imagining how those tools can be used to support classroom learning. Teachers who aren’t sure where to begin can try one of these ideas, easily adapted for learners of different ages.  

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