What I wish I knew as a teacher was that my students might have had dyslexia. And if you’re a teacher, you’ve had students with dyslexia, too. I spoke to Marlene M. Lewis, a registered speech-language pathologist, who works with children with dyslexia. She shared what she wishes everyone knew about dyslexia.
This week, to honor Dyslexia Awareness Month, neuroscientist and professor at Northwestern University Dr. Martha Burns presented our 5th annual webinar on updates to dyslexia research. Here are highlights from just two of the 2019 articles that Dr. Burns covered.
Teachers and school administrators, especially at Title 1 schools, who want to make the most out of their funding should consider what neuroscience research can contribute to their programs. But what does neuroscience have to do with Title 1? Below are the top 3 reasons why neuroscience should be part of the Title 1 conversation, along with corresponding action items for educators.
Many educators at Title 1 schools are increasingly implementing brain-based teaching and learning. What do Title 1 educators need to know about the impact of poverty on the brain? More importantly, how should school leaders apply brain-based learning to teaching? Keep reading to learn 4 little-known facts about poverty and the brain, plus 3 specific strategies educators can use in their Title 1 schools.
What does ESSA mean for educators in 2019-2020? As the new school year begins, educators may be wondering what the second year of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will look like for their schools. Keep reading to learn 6 ways that ESSA can change education in America.
We love when this happens. The other week, we received a lovely email from a Fast ForWord alum. A young woman named Rachel Weishar told us, "I know my life has been forever changed by this wonderful company." Read her full letter below!
As the new school year approaches, administrators might ask themselves, “What can I do so that at the end of this year, all of my teachers will happily choose to stay?” As teacher turnover continues to concern K-12 educators, read about how administrators can address the issue and improve teacher retention.
Today’s classrooms are increasingly diverse. How can educators reach every student in the class? One word: Differentiation. Read about 4 ways teachers can meet the needs of a mixed-abilities classroom.
Summer is finally here, and you know what that means! Summer is a great time to relax and get away from the stress of teaching, grading papers, and dealing with rowdy kids. From self-care routines to discovering new locations, here are 10 amazing ways teachers can unwind and de-stress over the summer.
The end of the school year is approaching, and students are looking forward to vacation. Educators are ready for a break, too, but are also thinking about students losing momentum during summer. How can we encourage kids to continue to read and learn, when we know that some setbacks are statistically probable?