Why Knowing Students’ Cognitive Skills Matters
A recent article in District Administration magazine explains how schools are using the Mindprint Cognitive Assessment to help design interventions for students, tailored to their individual cognitive profiles.
Later School Start Really Does Help Teens
The information about the changes in teens' Circadian Rhythms has been around for a long time, as has the suggestion that later school start times would benefit them. Now, a landmark study is confirming what just about any adolescent could tell you -- teens sleep more if they can sleep a little later.
Do Resource Teachers Have the Right Resources?
The system that is supposed to help students get supports often doesn’t work because the goal changes from having a real impact to checking off boxes and focusing on compliance. What is your experience with resource teachers having the right resources?
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.
Make This the Summer before the Best School Year
Make this the summer before the best school year of your child's life.
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.