Three FUN Summer Activities to Transform the Next School Year
First of all, summer should be fun, so the three programs we talk about in this blog ARE fun. At the same time, they have the power to transform your child’s learning skills so the next school year has a better chance of fulfilling your and your child’s aspirations.
The Cognitive Impact of Poverty: Implications for Teaching
In this webinar, we will discuss both the research on the impact of poverty on cognitive development and the implications for educational practice to help level the learning field.
Demanding, Rewarding Tasks Create Strong Memories
Recent research looked at how the difficulty of the task and the size of the reward impacted the strength of the memory and the consolidation process. The size of the reward, not surprisingly, influences the strength of the memory, but just as important is the level of challenge of the task.
Will ESSA Fail to Close the Achievement Gaps?
Achievement gaps persist for economically disadvantaged students, English Language Learners and students with disabilities. Will ESSA fail to close them?
Is Your Child’s IEP Really Making a Difference?
Unfortunately, far too often, parents find that their child’s IEP is neither all that individualized nor helping their child make substantial gains. This blog examines three concerns often expressed about IEPs.
Cognitive Literacy Solutions Demos
Six dynamic demos of our remarkable Cognitive Literacy Solutions. Enjoy!
Engage Students in a Literacy Adventure
LiteracyPlanet brings together curriculum-aligned literacy education and the latest digital technology. Whether for early reading skills or advanced grammar, LiteracyPlanet provides students with a learning adventure to help them develop excellent English literacy skills.
What Do You Mean by “Cognitive Capacity?”
A webinar hosted by EdWeb was provocatively titled, “4 Lies the System Teaches School Leaders about Struggling Readers.” The first “lie,” according to the presenter is that struggling readers have a lower cognitive capacity than typical readers. Is that a lie? Well, whether or not this is a lie depends on what you mean by cognitive capacity.
You Don’t Have to Be Dyslexic to Have Trouble Learning to Read English
In this webinar, we will explore the contributions of cognitive skills in learning to read. Then we will address the “special challenges” of the English language and some promising approaches that can be implemented by classroom teachers.
A Practical Approach to Personalized Learning
Personalizing learning can feel overwhelming even for the most effective teachers. In this webinar, we share how to flip the traditional approach to make it manageable and effective for every classroom.