Never Stop Learning!

As an occasional substitute teacher, Sara Bell likes to make the most of her time with students by implementing a unique, school-approved lesson plans. As a part-time teacher and a full-time partner at Educator Labs, she decided to create a list of some of her favorite K-12 student lesson plans. Discovery: US History http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/ushis.html K-12…

Sound Training Rewires Dyslexic Children’s Brains For Reading

Introduction by Garrison W. Cottrell, Ph.D. This week’s article was written by Nadine Gaab, a newly-appointed Assistant Professor at Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gaab was a postdoctoral researcher in the NSF-funded Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center with Dr. Paula Tallal of Rutgers. While many young cognitive neuroscientists are using the emerging technology…

Driving Brain Change is a Skill, Retraining the Student Brain is an Art

For more than three decades, Dr. Michael Merzenich has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. In addition to teaching and doing research at the University of California, San Francisco, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the recipient of numerous awards and prizes. Dr. Merzenich’s work has been covered…

News from the NSF‘s Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center

A better understanding of the role that timing plays in human learning could lead to improved teaching techniques and alter the trajectories of countless human lives. Thanks to a $3.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, with the possibility of an additional $32 million over the next decade, a University of California, San Diego (UCSD)-based…

Building a Bridge for Excellence Between the Community and the Schools

Duval County, Florida School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Wise has only been on the job for 10 months, but already he is making a big impact on the 165 schools, 130,000 students and 14,000 employees in his district. Taking the lessons he learned from his last position as Superintendent of the Christina School District in Wilmington,…

Educating America’s Children in the 21st Century

As the Superintendent of Schools in Lawrence, Massachusetts for the past six years, Dr. Wilfredo T. Laboy has set an outstanding example of what one educator dedicated to change and success can do in a short period of time. Upon his arrival, he declared a Year of Literacy, focusing the entire school system on one…