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“If I Want My Students to Learn Math, Should I Teach Them More Math?”
We all agree, I suspect, that students should learn math. And reading. They should learn history. And science. SO MANY other topics. What’s the best way to meet these goals? If I want my students to learn math, is math
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Can We Improve Our Students’ Executive Function? Will That Help Them Read Better?
New research suggests that the right kind of Executive Function training just might help struggling readers. Continue reading
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Does Teaching HANDWRITING Help Students READ?
Should schools teach handwriting? Do handwriting lessons help students read? Research from Australia offers useful insights. Continue reading
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How to Help Struggling Readers?
A surprisingly simple reading strategy produces remarkable benefits for struggling readers. Continue reading
Brain Words: How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching by J. Richard Gentry and Gene P. Oullette
Far too many children are not learning to read well. New research about reading has not sufficiently informed teaching practices. In Brain Words: How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching, J. Richard Gentry and Gene P. Ouellette, expert reading researchers
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When Parents Teach Reading, Do They Also Promote Math Skills?
New research from England gives parents insight into the relationship between learning to read and learning to count. Continue reading
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf
How often do you read in a deep and sustained way fully immersed, even transformed, by entering another person’s world? In her newest book, Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World,Maryanne Wolf cautions that, the way our
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The Best Way to Read? Paper vs. Screens
The “paper vs. screens” debate has a clear winner: in most circumstances, students understand better and learn more when they read from paper. Continue reading
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Once Upon a Digital Time…
A recent study suggests that 3- and 4-year old children understand as much, and learn as much vocabulary from, digital books as from read-alouds with adults. This study hasn’t been published–it was presented at a recent conference–so we can’t look
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Gender Differences in Dyslexia Diagnoses
It has long been true that men are diagnosed with dyslexia more often than women. This article (rather technical, by the way) offers one potential explanation: processing speed. What is processing speed? It’s an unusually straightforward concept in psychology. Imagine
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