How Students Learn by Explaining Their Thinking

Nov 19, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
If you want to master something, teach it.Or so the saying goes. But is the platitude based in fact? Can students really learn better by explaining? The evidence says yes. Research shows that coming up with an explanation can help students learn more effectively than having an explanation handed to them.

How I Became an Early Reader

Nov 12, 2013 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D
Do you recall how you learned to read? Were you an early reader, someone who learned to read before starting school? I was an early reader and so were my brother and sister. Yet, we didn’t learn to read in the way that most early readers learn. My parents didn’t read books to us at home, so what did they do right?  

Auditory Processing Disorder Interventions: How Do They Work?

Nov 5, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Auditory processing disorders can be traced to specific regions of the brain, especially regions of the brainstem. Find out how targeted auditory processing disorder interventions result in better listening skills and improved brainstem response to speech.

Why Auditory Processing Disorders Are Hard to Spot

Oct 29, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Your most struggling student just isn’t listening – again. But could there be more to it? Auditory processing disorders can look a lot like inattention, and it’s not easy to tell the difference. Why is it so hard to figure out what’s going on?

The Neglected (But Necessary) Goal of Your Reading Program

Oct 22, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
How is fluency the necessary bridge between word recognition and comprehension, and how do we get students there?  Learn more from reading and fluency expert, Dr. Timothy Rasinski, as he shares more on the link between fluency and comprehension.

Building Better Writers (Without Picking Up a Pen)

Oct 15, 2013 by Beth Rogowsky, Ed.D

All too often, teachers give little attention to the cognitive skills of writing. That’s a shame, because cognitive skills are the building blocks upon which writing depends.

The Neuroplasticity Revolution With Dr. Norman Doidge

Oct 8, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Norman Doidge, M.D., discusses why the concept of brain plasticity—the brain’s ability to grow and change in structure and function in response to experience—is “the most important change in our understanding of the brain in 400 years.”

Reading Fluency Infographic: Countdown to Comprehension

Oct 1, 2013 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Research shows that reading fluency is the key to building solid comprehension. How can you help your students become more fluent?

The Truth About Kids’ Screen Time and Language Delays

Sep 24, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Excessive screen time is associated with language delays in young children, but there’s an even more important factor in early language development. Do you know what it is?

Overcoming Language and Reading Problems: The Promise of Brain Plasticity

Sep 11, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Find out how children around the world are rewiring their brains to overcome 'insurmountable' language and reading problems.

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