5 Don’ts (and Do's!) for Brain Awareness Week

Mar 8, 2016 by Kristina Birdsong
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When students understand the limitless potential of their brains, anything is possible!Brain Awareness Week  But what if you're using new information in the wrong ways? Read more to see if you're on the right track, and plan some time next week to talk with your students about the brain's fascinating ability to change for the better. 

Can We Predict Future Literacy Skills in Children?

Feb 23, 2016 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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A new study reveals that we may be able to successfully predict literacy skills in pre-reading children, possibly even in toddlers.  Predicting literacy skillsHow could this information impact children with potential learning difficulties?  How could we help them sooner in their academic careers?

Understanding Dyslexia: 5 Ways to End the Homework Struggle

Feb 9, 2016 by Joanne Gouaux
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Tired of being the homework police? dyslexia-homework-strugglesYou might be surprised by how our guest author, Joanne Gouaux, has learned to work with her sons to make homework and family dynamics easier. Teaser: it starts with compassion. 

10 Facts About How Poverty Impacts Education

Jan 26, 2016 by Kristina Birdsong
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Is poverty US education's largest problem? facts about povertyFor Poverty Awareness Month, we've compiled 10 surprising facts about how poverty affects academic success and what can be done to counteract its effects.
 

10 Trends in Education for 2016

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

How Do ADD, Dyslexia, and Auditory Processing Disorder Overlap?

Dec 15, 2015 by Lynn Gover
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Teachers may perceive learners with any of these struggles as not trying, not paying attention, or being disruptive. ADD-Dyslexia - Auditory Processing DisorderIn fact, what’s happening is that they try to pay attention but can’t follow what’s being said. Here, we summarize Dr. Martha Burns' presentation on the latest research on ADD, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder, and how they overlap in surprising ways. 

New Study Suggests Fidgeting Helps Students With ADHD Learn

Dec 1, 2015 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.
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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) is known to affect approximately 11% of school-aged children, ADHDand new research into ADHD indicates that fidgeting may help students learn better. Learn more about how to incorporate movement in your classroom to help your students.

Does Being Bilingual Make You Smarter?

Nov 17, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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November is Bilingual Education Awareness Month!
Ever wondered what age is best to learn a new language? Or whether bilinguals "think" in both languages simultaneously? Discover how bilingualism improves executive function, what the latest research is on the critical period for language learning, and whether learning a new language raises IQ. 

5 Classroom Strategies to Address the Achievement Gap

Nov 3, 2015 by Kristina Birdsong
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How can conversations help close the achievement gap?  conversationsWhat types of conversations are most beneficial?  Find out how you can implement strategies in your classroom starting today that can help boost learning for all your students.

5 Myths About Dyslexia

Oct 20, 2015 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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What are 5 common myths surrounding dyslexia?dyslexia facts  Dr. Martha Burns uses recent research to debunk some of the commonly held myths about this misunderstood learning disorder. 

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