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 […]

Hybrid Learning and Lesson Design: 5 Tips for Efficiency

By Zach Vander Veen One day students are there. The next, they’re not. This is the year of constant school emails, texts, and calls detailing […]

Find Your Growth Mindset and Build Intelligence

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark The concept of a “growth mindset” comes from the groundbreaking work of Dr. Carol Dweck, whose research has helped clarify why […]

The Machines are Good at This

By Zach Vander Veen We spend a lot of time in education talking about the promise of technology in the classroom. Terms like “personalized learning” […]

Technology Transforms a School into a Community

By James Stoffer and Zach Vander Veen Editor’s Note: This is part three of a five-part series. (Click to read part one and part two)   This may […]

What’s Working in Education

By Zach Vander Veen Right now, across much of the world, parents are holed up with their children and performing the role of educator, or […]

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