Learning to Be Smart

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Back in 2011, researchers at University College London offered dramatic, direct evidence that intelligence can change after early childhood.  […]

Crafting a Teaching Matrix

By LeiLani Cauthen A Teaching Matrix for an educational institution is a collection of discrete digital resources (files), courseware, courses and systems newly organized into […]

K-12 Institutions of Learning: at Risk

By LeiLani Cauthen A widening cultural chasm has ensnared schools, and it is clear that institutions of learning are at risk. “Going back to normal” […]

How to Become That Teacher

By Abbey Dorsey One of the attributes of a great teacher is the ability to open up new possibilities for their students. Every young person […]

Remediation of Cognitive Processes in Special Education Students

All signs point to training weak cognitive processes rather than bypassing them. By Betsy Hill & Roger Stark Multiple decades of research and practice have […]

Can Brain Fitness be Education’s Moon Shot?

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark During global Brain Awareness Week, some seven years ago in March 2015, The Kennedy Forum convened experts at the […]

New Teachers Teaching New Readers? Follow Five Facets of Structured Literacy

By Diana Phillips In the beginning… Back-to-school jitters are real, for teachers and students. Every fall I think of teachers who are doing new things. […]

The Science of Reading and the Science of Learning

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Education is moving from being based on folklore to being grounded in science at an ever-faster pace. The sciences that […]

3 Keys to Building Individual Learning Capacity

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Doesn’t everyone have the ability to learn? Of course. Learning is what our brains do. As we interact with the environment, […]

The Particularly Pleasing Power of Neuroplasticity

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark As the scientific community’s understanding of the brain increases, the knowledge reaching outside the research community does too. One […]

Addressing the Learning Crisis Connected to the Current Mental Health Crisis

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part series In part one of our series, we explored the relationship […]

Closing the Evaluation Gap

By Claudia L’Amoreaux Schools today are challenged by a variety of issues—regional staffing shortages, increased volume of requests, seasonal spikes in student referrals—to name a […]

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