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2013-12-14 23:00:40

7 Speed Reading™ blog readers recently got a chance to read speed reading advice provided by the Shilin Institute, an organization which helps thousands of people improve their reading efficiency and speed. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 eReflect recently interviewed Martin Sam, managing director of the Shilin institute, a Cape Town based organization that helps people improve their speed reading skills. The Shillin Institute came into life when Dmitry Shilin decided to...

2013-12-13 23:23:54

The feel-good story is a heartwarming account of what can happen when people with disabilities are empowered to chart their own paths when many with disabilities still struggle to direct the events of their own lives. Madison, WI (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD), http://www.wi-bpdd.org, announced today a new winner in its storytelling campaign, Better Together: Sharing stories, Sharing lives. The campaign celebrates the many...

2013-12-13 23:19:40

Game On! Learning, the thought leader in serious learning games for the corporate learning market, has announced a January webinar that will be delivered in conjunction with Training magazine. Gainesville, Florida, US (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The 1-hour webinar, titled “Leveraging Game-Based Mobile Learning to Anchor Your Organization’s Critical Knowledge”, is scheduled for January 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm eastern time. The event will be co-presented by Game On! Learning’s chief game...

Harvard Study Claims Learning Music Doesn't Lead To Smarter Children
2013-12-13 08:46:36

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Many children who take music lessons benefit from the ability to express their creativity and the self-discipline and focus daily practice requires. In addition, children gain self-confidence from learning a new song or even mastering a new chord. Parents often enroll their children in music lessons with the hope it will make them smarter and improve their IQ. In a new study, researchers from Harvard are now reporting that this...

2013-12-12 23:29:08

While successfully treating dyslexia and ADHD children and adults with inner-ear-improving medications, Dr. Levinson found that his patients’ many and varied phobias rapidly and unexpectedly disappeared. He then understood the hidden inner-ear and related cerebellar origins of over 90% of the fears and phobias that force anxiety ridden individuals to seek help, and how to better treat them. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Phobic and panic responses seriously impact approximately 10% of the...

2013-12-12 23:23:25

Picaboo Portfolio Books have empowered these youth to find their voices and share their stories through a platform that allows their creativity to flourish. Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A Backpack Journalist is a program devoted to helping youth find their voice by presenting them with real world experiences and using critical thinking to share their stories. Through their workshops, students learn to develop 21st Century Learning skills through various modules focused on...

2013-12-11 23:24:45

World T.E.A.M. Sports’ popular Face of America bicycle and hand cycle ride from Washington to Gettysburg opened registration December 9 for teams and individuals participating in the inclusive April 25-27, 2014 event. The annual two-day, 110-mile ride honors disabled veterans. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 World T.E.A.M. Sports’ popular Face of America bicycle and hand cycle ride from Washington to Gettysburg opened registration today for teams and individuals...

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2013-12-11 14:49:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at MIT slated to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science has shown a distinct disconnect between performances on standardized tests and students’ cognitive abilities. Standardized tests, a measure of so-called crystallized intelligence, have been shown to be an accurate predictor of students’ future educational achievement, as well as their employment and income prospects as...

2013-12-11 13:01:28

A new study contradicts the popular theory that students perform better when surrounded by higher-achieving classmates. Michigan State University’s Scott Imberman and colleagues found that marginal students in a middle school gifted and talented program – despite learning alongside the “best and brightest” – performed no better on national tests than a similar group of students who didn’t qualify for the program. “This paper is part of a growing body of literature...

2013-12-10 23:31:37

Apps target important areas of learning. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 BrainTrain has launched a new line of educational apps designed to help students master the basics of spelling, reading, memory, and math. The apps support the iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet, Kindle Fire, and Macintosh computer. Schools using Apple products are eligible for 50% discounts through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program. With no third-party ads or tracking, each app is kid-safe and appropriate for the...