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A NEW WAY TO LEARN TO READ OR IMPROVE READING – PART 2

This video demonstrates the Magic Ladder’s PQ App (A FREE Chrome Browser extension) that works on on millions of common education and reference resource sites (including #ReadWorks, #CommonLit, #Wikipedia, #ProjectGutenberg). The PQ App works on any word and every word of most websites and provides instantaneous word recognition support. It provides personally adaptive scaffolding for […]

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The Number One Cause of Low Literacy in America?

The Number One Cause of Low Literacy in America?

Reading Instruction! (Note: This article was published in the April 2018 print and online versions of Language Magazine) More accurately stated, the number one cause of low literacy in America is the archaic mental models that constrain the ways we conceive of, design, and deliver reading instruction. Over half of all the K-12 students in […]

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Mind-Shame

Unhealthy Learning: Chronic Learning Performance Anxiety

What happens to the learning of children who grow up chronically feeling not good enough at learning?Chronic learning performance anxiety negatively affects the learning-health of most of our children.

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do you see what I see

Do you see what I see? The Child, the Child…

What we call their improficiencies are ours. Proficiency stats are mirrors that say more about our proficiency in stewarding their learning than they say about their capacity for learning.

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State of the Union: The Case Behind Obama’s Call for National Pre-K

The science and economics behind #POTUS #SOTU call for National #PREK – @ezraklein analysis and #COTC resources

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Research: Investigating the Literacy – Mental Health Relationship

Research: mental health effects of feeling chronically improficient in the skill areas most important to success in school

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Update: Children of the Code: CHANGING TRAJECTORIES – the Final Chapter

“CHANGING TRAJECTORIES” is the final chapter of Phase I of COTC and includes our suggestions and tips for improving the learning trajectories of struggling readers.

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When Learning Hurts – Toxic Learning

What and how students learn can have toxic effects on how well they learn thereafter. It’s vitally important that educators understand this.

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Our government is what our population has learned it to be.

Our national political conversation is devoid of even mentioning the central issue that, within two decades, will most determine our nation’s fate: our most distinctive competency – our only long term competitive advantage – our collective intelligence.

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WAKE UP! THE ROBOTS ARE CALLING

The other night I received a call from the cable company. The voice explained that it was calling about an appointment I had scheduled and asked whether I wanted to keep the appointment, cancel, or reschedule it. After saying I wanted to keep it, the voice asked me if I or someone over 18 would […]

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