Blog

You are here:

From Baby Talk to Skilled Reading

The first step to promoting good reading skills is providing children a language-rich environment. This is an environment in which parents and other adults actively engage in verbal communication with a child from birth. Even the youngest child benefits from engaging in fun games of mimicking silly sounds and made-up speech. These games are most […]

Read more

Social Creatures Podcast with Room in the Trees

Last month, Dr. Franklin had the pleasure of speaking with Trent Reynolds and Sabrina Ward Harrison from Room in the Trees for their podcast about creative, social beings. We encourage you to check out the podcast here.

Read more
back to school

Getting Ready for School as the Summer Comes to an End

The ads for back-to-school sales are trickling in, and emails about registration, books, and materials are starting to arrive. It’s tempting to block out the signs that summer is ending soon, but it’s a mistake to completely miss out on using these last weeks of summer to increase your child’s chances of school success.   […]

Read more
A Conversation with Daniel Franklin, PhD

A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Franklin (Blog 4 of 4)

Throughout our work at Franklin Educational Services, Dr. Franklin gets asked many questions about the work we do, how we find the right instructors, and some of the theory behind why Academic Management works. We decided to sit down with him and have him break it down for us, interview style. The next few blogs […]

Read more
Daniel Franklin, PhD

A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Franklin (Blog 3 of 4)

Throughout our work at Franklin Educational Services, Dr. Franklin gets asked many questions about the work we do, how we find the right instructors, and some of the theory behind why Academic Management works. We decided to sit down with him and have him break it down for us, interview style. The next few blogs […]

Read more
A Conversation with Daniel Franklin, PhD

A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Franklin (Blog 2 of 4)

Throughout our work at Franklin Educational Services, Dr. Franklin gets asked many questions about the work we do, how we find the right instructors, and some of the theory behind why Academic Management works. We decided to sit down with him and have him break it down for us, interview style. The next few blogs […]

Read more
Daniel Franklin, PhD

A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Franklin (Blog 1 of 4)

Throughout our work at Franklin Educational Services, Dr. Franklin gets asked many questions about the work we do, how we find the right instructors, and some of the theory behind why Academic Management works. We decided to sit down with him and have him break it down for us, interview style. The next few blogs […]

Read more
summer vacation and summer studies

Summer Vacation or Summer School? (How about both?)

Summer vacation conjures up images of long days of sunshine and barbecues. But summer vacation shouldn’t be all play for K-12 students and The National Association of Summer Learning (NSLA) explains why. Children in these grades can lose over two months of math skills and they consistently under perform on fall testing. Fortunately, preventing academic skill […]

Read more
As a Tree Grows

As a Tree Grows

Recently, the mother of a student I had worked with when he was in first grade called me, crying with joy. Back when I worked with him, almost 15 years ago, her son was a skinny little boy with very large ears and a broad smile. He was immensely intelligent and profoundly curious about every […]

Read more
jeanne chall

My Memories of Jeanne Chall, a Legend in the Field of Reading Instruction

Twenty-four years ago, I had the opportunity to teach under the direct supervision of Jeanne S. Chall, PhD, who was widely regarded as a leading expert in reading instruction. The Stages of Reading Development, one of her books, was enormously influential. At Harvard Graduate School of Education, where I was taught by Chall, the students […]

Read more