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November 11, 2020
Auditory Processing: What’s Sound Got to Do, Got to Do with Reading?

Although reading is thought of as a visual mode of communication, it relies heavily on auditory processing skills. Here's what sound has to do with reading and how you can make struggling learners into strong readers.

October 28, 2020
2020 Dyslexia Research Update

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Here is a quick overview of three articles published in 2020 that expand our understanding of dyslexia, the most common and often-misunderstood learning disability.

October 1, 2020
3 Tips from Brain Research for Remote or Blended Learning

Here are 3 tips, based on brain research, for teachers hoping to take their remote or blended teaching to the next level.

September 17, 2020
Logged In, Checked Out: How Executive Function Can Upend the COVID Slide (Part 3)

How do you engage students during remote learning or blended learning and beat the COVID slide? Develop students' executive functioning skills. Here's everything you need to know.

September 1, 2020
Children’s Brain Development in the Time of COVID-19

The risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus is not the only danger facing children today. Educators should do more to protect their students from the impact of another threatening malady: stress. How does stress impact brain development, and what should educators do?

August 18, 2020
Reading Mastery: Where Pedagogy Meets the Science of Reading

The science of reading shows that an important way to develop reading fluency is reading out loud. Here's why.

July 28, 2020
How the Adolescent Brain Learns

The adolescent brain is incredible, but also incredibly misunderstood. When secondary educators better understand cognitive development during adolescence, they will discover the answers to these common questions...

July 13, 2020
Five SEL Skills That Struggling Secondary Students Need (And How Elements I Builds Them)

Here are five social-emotional learning skills that are particularly important for adolescent learners, along with how Elements I develops these SEL skills and reading skills simultaneously.

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