Educator Resources — Article
As one of the leading experts in early education, Bonnie Grossen, from the University of Oregon, studied the Learning Dynamic system and showed how it uses 6 key elements in teaching early reading. These same elements are also identified by the NICHD as KEY in teaching early reading.
Early Reading Curriculum Research Pilot Project: Learning Dynamics Preschools & Learning Dynamics Reading System
The International Education Institute studied the Learning Dynamic Reading System among randomly selected students in Learning Dynamics preschools, as well as students using the program in 5 different kindergartens, tracking their progress and success. This study includes quotes from teachers praising the program.
Educators know how intimidating it is to stand in front of a roomful of children and teach them to not only read, but to love reading. In a classroom of thirty children, there may easily be thirty different learning styles, and it’s a challenge to adequately teach each one of those styles. If some of those kids have learning disabilities—and there’s a very good chance at least one does—that adds an additional challenge. But learning disabilities don’t have to stand in the way of literacy. Here’s a rundown of the learning disabilities you’re likely to encounter in your classroom at...
Core Curriculum standards have increasingly muddied literacy education. Incredibly dense lesson plans that exist to justify their cost simply increase work teachers have to do at home in order to distill lesson plans down to what they think will be the most effective program. This results in inconsistent education and exhausted teachers. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) "only roughly one-third of our nation’s 4th and 8th graders can demonstrate proficiency on national tests". If children can’t read, then they can’t learn. This leads to the great majority of students who fail to master reading by 3rd...
Studies point to dramatic difference in reading comprehension between reading on screens versus reading on paper. As an educator, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the opinions of those who want to influence the content and administration of curriculum. The latest opinions trend towards incorporating technology into the classroom whenever possible. And while technology at first blush appears a tantalizing solution to get students reading faster, there’s conflicting evidence about the efficacy of tech in education, and it’s easy to be swayed by confirmation bias. It’s vital to determine an authoritative answer, especially when it comes to increasing literacy. After...