Reading Kingdom Review: I guess “I just want you to understand that this isn’t just a great program, it is a break-through level program.”

“Have you been looking for a way to speed up your child’s progress in reading? Reading Kingdom just may be your answer. I had the chance to use Reading Kingdom for the last five weeks and have been honestly amazed at the progress my two youngest boys have made. It is an online reading program, which brings a whole new…

Recommended Reading for Kids: Dinosaur Hunters

Dinosaur Hunters by Kate McMullan, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended books for kids. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why: Even in high tech age, few topics are as fascinating to children as are dinosaurs. They may not have a sense of the millions of years that exist between the dinosaurs’ disappearance and our appearance, but they…

These stories of teachers struggling to supply their classrooms are heartbreaking

By Monica Castillo for TheLily.com Over the past several weeks, teachers strikes have broken out in states like Oklahoma, West Virginia and Kentucky. While a living wage is a big concern, so too is the fact that many teachers pay out of pocket to provide supplies to their classroom. The funds offered by their district doesn’t cover nearly enough supplies for students throughout the year….

Ask Dr. Blank: What are some Recommended Movies for Discussion in Elementary English?

Anne (Teacher) asks: Do you have any recommended short movies for discussion in elementary English class? Dr. Marion Blank answers: This question is one that is close to my heart since I have long used movies as a key tool in teaching. Films represent an amazingly powerful and motivating force and when they are blended into the curriculum, the children’s…

Paid summer breaks and other common myths about teachers

By Dakin Andone, CNN As teachers in several states across the United States protest for higher pay and more funding for public education, lawmakers and onlookers are debating whether teachers deserve more money. But many of the arguments against teachers’ demands are based on misconceptions about the teaching profession and how they’re compensated. Here are a few common myths about teachers…

“I have seen his confidence in reading, writing, spelling, and computer skills grow tremendously since beginning ASD Reading.”

“ASD Reading is an online reading program invented by Dr. Marion Blank for children living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The layout of this program is perfect for my struggling reader since he doesn’t have to read to access his lessons. One of my favorite elements of this program is the option to download student progress reports at any time or…