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.

Promoting Brain Fitness in the Classroom - Science of Success Micro Grants

Jul 1, 2010 by Norene Wiesen
We asked members of the WeAreTeachers.com(WAT) Brain Research Microcommunity to submit ideas for keeping their students’ brains fit.  Here are the winning peer-selected projects.

School Improvement Grant - Intervention for Failing Schools

Jun 29, 2010 by Joseph Noble, Ph.D

“What is the School Improvement Grant?  How much money is available?  Who is eligible to apply?”  Find out what you need to know.

Fun Science Experiments for Classroom or Home

Jun 18, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Looking for some fun science experiments for your classroom?  Here’s a small selection you can do with items students can bring from home.

Using the Human Element to Make Science Fun and Approachable

Jun 17, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

How can we make science fun and cultivate our students’ passion for discovery? It comes down to the two parts of a single idea: "WE can spend more TIME."

Traveling with a Toddler

Jun 8, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
No matter how hard you try, a trip is a major break in your child’s normal routine.  To avoid a cascading cycle of frustration and irritability, try switching gears...

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