Response to Intervention and Special Ed Stats: Progress Report

May 7, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
Very few learners who enter special ed ever exit—only about 3%. The Response to Intervention model seeks to change that statistic. How has it performed so far?

The Parent Trap: Getting Your Struggling Learner to Do Homework Independently

Apr 30, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
We want our children to be independent learners, but getting them there can be difficult. These tips can help.

Why Dr. Timothy Rasinski Thinks Reading Fluency Should Be “Hot!”

Apr 23, 2013 by Norene Wiesen

Reading fluency is often misunderstood and undervalued by educators. Find out why boosting fluency is one of the keys to improving comprehension.

Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, and the Road to College: Maria’s Story

Apr 9, 2013 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.

What happens when a mother realizes that her dreams for her child may be shattered because that child struggles with auditory processing issues, dyslexia, or other challenges never imagined?

Reading and Riding: How Learning to Read is Like Learning to Ride a Bike

Apr 2, 2013 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D

Most learning, it seems, is facilitated by an assist, scaffold, or support provided by another. Learning to read and learning to ride a bike are no exception.   

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?

Strategies To Teach Vocabulary With Context

Mar 19, 2013 by Osvaldo Soto, Ph.D

“Students, today we are going to learn about: like terms, monomials, binomials, trinomials, and ultimately polynomials. Please take out your notebook and write these terms down…”

Brain Myths in Education: Making Sense of Fact vs. Fiction

Mar 12, 2013 by Norene Wiesen
Some “brain myths” that have found their way into education are right on target, while others are outright wrong. Can you tell the difference?

Daily Reading Practice: More Important Than You Would Ever Imagine

Mar 5, 2013 by Maura Deptula
Daily reading practice in our classrooms is essential for students who do not read regularly at home. Find out what a difference just 10 minutes of modeled reading can make.

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.

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