Our Top Four Webinars: Summer Learning

Jun 28, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

popular webinars Interested in summer Professional Development? Take a look at our most popular webinars from the last year. Enjoy listening/watching them from anywhere and learn the latest on how the brain learns, reading, dyslexia, autism, and more!

Fast ForWord Program Is Named a Finalist for Two EdTech Cool Tool Awards

Apr 19, 2018 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Fast ForWord EdTech Awards 2018For the 2nd year in a row, Fast ForWord was recognized by The EdTech Awards. This year, Fast ForWord was a finalist in the special needs solution category, and it was chosen as a finalist in the language learning solution category. 

The Little-Known Truths About Reading Aloud

Mar 7, 2018 by Dylan Hendricks

reading aloudReading aloud has long been associated with early learners — something to be phased out as soon as silent reading is possible. However, science shows that reading aloud may have significant cognitive benefits even for proficient readers. Continue reading to discover the little-known truths of reading aloud.

4 Education Trends for 2018

Jan 25, 2018 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

education trends in 2018With a new administration in the White House, 2017 was an eventful year in education. And 2018 is sure to be as well. Check out our list of the top education trends to watch out for in 2018!

Why I've Supported Fast ForWord for 20+ Years

Nov 1, 2017 by Eric Jensen, Ph.D.

Eric JensenWhen students read poorly, they often generalize it to other subjects (“Maybe I am just dumb”) and most things in school can become overwhelming. That’s painful to watch. How would you like to have joyful, confident readers? How would you like this for free - zilch, nada, zippo? 

Too Many Kids with Dyslexia Are Left Behind: Here's Why

Oct 11, 2017 by Joanne Gouaux

dyslexia-awarenessEverything necessary to provide learners with dyslexia with an appropriate education is available now, and has been for decades. Even so, too many kids are being left behind. October is dyslexia awareness month, but awareness isn't enough. Why is it taking so long for evidence-based action?  

Fidget Spinners: Helpful for Attention or Not?

Sep 7, 2017 by Dylan Hendricks

fidget spinnersFidget spinners are a consistent presence both on best-selling toy lists and in classrooms all over the country. But do these toys actually help children and adults pay attention longer, or are they just another trendy distraction? Continue reading to find out!

Why Silent Reading Doesn’t Work for Struggling Readers

Aug 9, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Guided oral readingConsider what's happening during silent reading time in your classroom, when readers below-grade-level are silently looking at a book. They may appear to be benefiting from this, but the National Reading Panel's research shows otherwise. If silent reading doesn't work, what does? Check out the 5 recommendations here.

Our Top 5 Most Popular Webinars: Watch Now!

Jul 26, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Summer PD webinars watch nowMake the most of summer by watching our 5 most popular webinars from the last year. Recorded webinars can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your computer, your tablet, or your smartphone and start your summer learning. Enjoy!

Listen Up! 5 Tips to Improve Students' Attention Span

May 2, 2017 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

paying attentionDid you know that goldfish now have a longer attention span than the average human? Distractions don't stay at home. Many follow students into the classroom. Continue reading to receive five tips for ways you can improve students' attention span. 

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