Over 45% Relative Improvement in Students Reaching Proficiency

Aug 18, 2010 by Melissa Agocs

In four years, the percent of fourth graders in the district performing at or above Basic on the initial LEAP ELA test increased impressively from 53% to 78%, starting out far below the state average and then exceeding it.

Broward County, FL: “Fast ForWord has made me a more confident learner.”

Aug 10, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
In this video, Broward County School District staff and students share their thoughts about working with Fast ForWord software to build confidence and improve school test scores.

Musical Training and Cognitive Abilities

Aug 5, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

The debate over musical training and its benefits for the development of early cognitive abilities have raged now for almost two decades. Can classical music transform children into smarter, more effective learners?

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Developing Brain (Part 1)

Aug 4, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
So here you are! In front of you is a newborn, a tiny miracle. What do you do?  Does it matter how you hold it, feed it, talk it, attend to it?  The short answer is “yes”…

Video Interview from Brain Summit in Seoul 2010

Jul 30, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

I gave two lectures at the "Brain Summit in Seoul 2010" that focused on brain based approaches for learning English.  This interview was conducted by the local Seoul newspaper and posted to their web site as part of their coverage of the Brain Summit.

Video Games: A New Perspective on Learning Content and Skills

Jul 22, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Today’s digital native students want the interactivity that they experience outside of school—and that includes playing video games for learning. But can they really game their way to new skills?

Fast ForWord Review: Nevada Department of Education

Jul 21, 2010 by Melissa Agocs

A Nevada DOE report on SB185 concludes that Fast ForWord products increased student reading achievement by an average of 22.2 percentage points, the largest average impact of all programs reviewed.

The Results of Fast ForWord Use at the Westfield Washington Schools in Indiana

Jul 13, 2010 by Melissa Agocs

MAP results for 98 middle school students who used Fast ForWord products in Westfield, IN, showed, on average, statistically significant gains in their language arts, math, and reading skills.

The Imperative of Cultivating Healthy Adolescent Sleep Habits

Jul 8, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
When we talk to adolescents, we tend to focus our coaching on coping with the big dangers like drugs, alcohol and sex. But when was the last time you talked to the teen in your life about healthy sleep habits?

Teaching Children to Read

Jul 6, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Teachers today are fortunate to have access to a wealth of scientifically based research into what works when teaching children to read.  Learn what works for different age groups.

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