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John Kerins
I am an educator focused on improving reading and learning skills.
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Posted 4 days ago at Neuron Learning
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Posted 5 days ago at Neuron Learning
One in 10 people has dyslexia. On average, children with dyslexia aren’t diagnosed until the third grade, after falling behind their peers. The Donegan Burns Foundation is an organization that helps schools, afterschool programs and children’s organizations provide appropriate instruction... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2013 at Neuron Learning
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The discovery of neuroplasticity, that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains, even into old age, is the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years. Dr. Norman Doidge introduces principles... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at Neuron Learning
Scientists postulate that some children’s brains may be inefficient for learning language, but very efficient for certain other aspects of learning—perhaps visual processing or even aspects of sound processing important for musical learning. What might cause differences in brain oscillation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Neuron Learning
Every educator knows that students benefit from extra reading practice, especially when it is combined with immediate feedback and support from a teacher. With Reading Assistant students receive individualized reading coaching every time they use the software, making the most of each instructional minute. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Neuron Learning
Every educator knows that students benefit from extra reading practice, especially when it is combined with immediate feedback and support from a teacher. With Reading Assistant students receive individualized reading coaching every time they use the software, making the most of each instructional minute. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Neuron Learning
Reading Assistant is the only reading program that “listens” to students as they read out loud, intervenes when students falter, and automatically scores students’ oral reading. No other program or e-book provides comparable real-time guidance and feedback. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Neuron Learning
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"Aidan's Mum is absolutely delighted with Fast ForWord and her son's progress - some of the biggest improvements have been in his maturity(which I see a lot after Fast ForWord), improved ability in French(recently came 2nd in the class when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Neuron Learning
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"Aidan's Mum is absolutely delighted with Fast ForWord and her son's progress - some of the biggest improvements have been in his maturity(which I see a lot after Fast ForWord), improved ability in French(recently came 2nd in the class when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Neuron Learning
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Neuroscientist William Jenkins suggests that educators shift the school environment to improve memory and ability to learn. 1. Create a non-stressful environment. And this includes eliminating or reducing bullying. If pupils are angry or frustrated, their “frontal lobe is turned... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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“one of the hottest research areas for early learners in cognitive science is focused on the development of executive function skills, or those skills that enable us to control impulses, make plans and stay focused and accomplish our goals.” Educators... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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Its interesting how the improvement of listening skills using Fast ForWord also can help musical ability. I have just had a provider report back to me . They have a child who is just completing Language v2 and her Mum... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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"In America you have tens of thousands of people working on education, but almost no one working on learning" Nicholas Negroponte His current project is controversial; give laptops to village kids in Ethiopia without instruction and see what happens. What... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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Great Article here from Dr Bill Jenkins Make it visual. Use lots of visuals and manipulatives – paper cutouts, blocks, Legos®, pies – anything to help students visualize fractions. Make it reflective. When you tell a learner, “You’ve got three... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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Reading Assistant has been honored by Tech & Learning Magazine in the Best Upgraded Products category of the Awards of Excellence. This category honors “already-released products that have made significant enhancements and evolved with the changing technology to continue to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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"Mum thinks he hears language as "Verbal Soup" It is like a foreign language that you do not understand. You may think you understand a word or maybe two, You try to make out what is being said from those... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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A lot can be learned from Mr. Wilson, a man who has achieved such great success for students in one of the most challenging educational environments. Dr. Burns focused on the neurophysiology of learning, specifically the importance of several key... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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Great Feedback from One of Our Providers on using Reading Assistant "Just a quick email to let you know how Lucy is doing on the the Reading Assistant (programme). In the few weeks she has been using it her accuracy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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Our brains become less flexible as they mature for good reasons: A developing brain gives up some of its plasticity in favor of efficiency and stability. Too much plasticity may also play a role in some neurological disorders, including epilepsy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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"Yes all going well now thank you. Jack did the course with Fergal yesterday so I will check tonight re the reports. Fergal is not usually the sort that gets impressed easily but boy he is really impressed with this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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Great feedback from a teacher on Reading Assistant. " I have started to watch the lecture and the thing that has hit me is that while we all tell our parents that it is so important for their children to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Neuron Learning
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he will definitely make great progress in overcoming his dyslexia and attention issues! Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Neuron Learning
In our Neuron Learning "Learning Times" series neuroscientist Dr Martha Burns discusses online and blended learning. Virtual reality anyone? Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Neuron Learning
In the Neuron Learning "Learning Times" series Neuroscientist Dr Martha Burns answers this difficult question of whether going into a job at 15 provide a good alternative to school for brain development. and discusses ways to keep the brain stimulated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Neuron Learning