Research shows that children who come from homes in poverty often struggle to learn to read. But there is hope. In this blog, you'll learn about the three primary factors that impact children from homes of poverty and how educators can positively influence reading and learning skills by understanding how students' brains function.
The idea that cognitive skills can be improved — and that IQ is not fixed — is a relatively new concept in education. Here’s a breakdown of the four main cognitive skills you’ll see in students, and how to improve them.
The "30-million word gap" has received a great deal of well-deserved attention. But, focusing on vocabulary only is missing the point. The problem begins way earlier than previously thought and has serious implications for reversing the seemingly intractable achievement gap.
First things first: leave stereotypes behind. Read on for tips to engage your students' parents more effectively.
Phonemic awareness: it's not innate to humans. It must be taught. Learn the 5 levels...And beware if reading instruction is bypassing weaknesses in any one of these!
Ready or not - here we go. It's 2017 and the old adage "change is the only constant" is taking on a whole new meaning in education! Tell us what YOU think -- how will this year play out in our public and private school systems? Whatever happens, it's certainly not going to be boring.
Cursive becoming obsolete? How can that be? Take a look at some of the latest research on cursive and its importance in the classroom.
Peace. Harmony. Children. Do those three words go together in your mind? Build more cooperation (read: less conflict) in your household using these 5 timely tips. As schedules fill during the holidays, and stressors mount, we can all benefit from remembering the best ways to work with the young people in our lives.
When students come to school every day, here's their question to teachers: are you on my side or not? Are you a friend or a foe? Are you an ally or adversary? See what practical classroom activities Dr. Eric Jensen recommends to build relationships and get results with your students -- you'll see their progress skyrocket.
Some are resistant to seek a diagnosis for a student or child's learning issue, worrying that a "label" may do more harm than good. But there are risks with not identifying issues as well. Read on for pros and cons on the topic, from a mother who has weighed all options.