Maine NBC affiliate puts parents to the Checkology® test

NLP in the News

News Center Maine, the NBC affiliate in Portland, dropped in on a school in Damariscotta where reading teacher John Cannon is using NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom to give his students the critical-thinking skills to separate fact from fiction. Parents were also put to the test.

One of those parents, Heather Kiersted, praised the online platform and said that a course like this would help shape how her three teenagers consumed online information.

“They’re going to be able to look at it with a different set of eyes,” she said.

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NLP in the News