cognitive energy

How Does Cognitive Energy Impact Learning?
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How Does Cognitive Energy Impact Learning?

Lack of Cognitive Energy can Lead to a “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” What is cognitive energy? Collins online dictionary defines cognitive as relating to the mental process involved in knowing, learning, and understanding things. It defines energy as the ability and strength to do active, physical things. Cognitive energy is the willingness or…

How to Improve Student Behavior During Reading Groups
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How to Improve Student Behavior During Reading Groups

Ever wonder how to improve student behavior during reading groups? In this blog we share techniques that we’ve used during intervention to help students improve their behavior. Often students who struggle to read, or who are receiving intervention, exhibit behavioral difficulties that stem from anxiety. When students struggle with learning, they often blame themselves. They…

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Making a Case for Word Study Instruction

Systematic, Sequential, Cumulative, Explicit Every year, we inevitably encounter students with a similar reading profile. These are the students who score within the independent range for comprehension. However, oral reading fluency scores tend to indicate a need for support. Closer examination of fluency will likely reveal decreased accuracy with minimal self-corrections. Rate, however, may falsely…