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BrainWare Learning Company Teams with LiteracyPlanet

BrainWare Learning Company is teaming with LiteracyPlanet for the U.S. launch of the award-winning, online English Language Arts program. 

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.

Reading is Not Natural — Part One

Humans as a species did not evolve to read.  We did evolve for language – that capacity is hard-wired.  But in order to read, we have to trick our brains into co-opting brain processes that do other things.

The Role of Cognitive Remediation in Special Education

Current approaches to special education generally seek bypass the cognitive processes that are weak in order to minimize the impact of processing deficits. Remediation of cognitive processes needs to be a fourth pillar in our approach to support students in special education.

Gingerbread Man Puzzle

The gingerbread men in the top row follow a pattern.  Can you figure out what it is?  Which of the answers is the best?

Case Study of a School Turnaround

In this webinar, Bondo Nyembwe, who led the St. Paul City School turnaround and who is now replicating his approach as Executive Director of Academia Cesar Chavez in St. Paul, MN, shares his insights and experiences on the keys to a successful school turnaround.

It’s Not a Quiz! It’s Retrieval Practice!

Few words stimulate greater anxiety in students than "We're going to have a quiz today."  Most of us can remember that feeling of being unprepared when a pop quiz was announced.  What most of us don't realize, including many teachers, is how important a role quizzes can play in the learning process.

Noodle Some Noodles

Today is National Noodle Day, and we’ve created a noodle puzzle to get you noodling some noodles. Can you follow the spaghetti noodle paths and see which noodles will end

Problem-Solving in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Whether you call it RtI, MTSS or something else, the underlying principle is the same. It’s all about problem-solving – about getting to the root of the problem, and finding

Research Continues to Show Link Between Media Violence and Aggressive Behavior

Research continues to add to the already strong evidence of the impact of media violence on aggressive behavior.  A recent study looked at teens and concluded that teens with high