When Introverts Act Like Extraverts (and Vice Versa)

Surprising new findings suggest that introverts can act like extraverts — and that they get some important benefits from doing so. This finding asks us to rethink powerful arguments about schools and personality types. Continue reading

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversities by Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris explains that she wrote The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversities to help parent and caregivers provide their children with the best opportunity in life, even when they face difficulties. This book is a critical,

Advice: It Is Better to Give than Receive

Students benefit not only from receiving advice, but also from giving it. This low cost strategy can build confidence and promote learning. Continue reading

What Students Want to Know about Brains and Learning, Part II

High school students have questions. We have (some) answers. Continue reading

Study Advice for Students: Getting the Specifics Just Right

To get the best benefits from “retrieval practice,” teachers can try this strategy to reassure and motivate nervous students. Continue reading

What Students Want to Know about Brains and Learning

What do students want to know about brains and learning? Good news: they’ve got insightful questions, and researchers have good answers. Continue reading

The Best Teaching Method? Depends on the Student…

To know the best teaching approach for our students, we need to ask better questions about their currently level of expertise. Continue reading

In Defense of Other-Than-Passionate Teaching

You might hear advice that you have to be passionate to succeed as a teacher. While passion might be good, authenticity will be even better. Continue reading

Exploring the Nuances of Peer Feedback

A recent article offers a helpful summary of research into peer feedback. Continue reading

Even More Good News about Mindfulness

A second recent study, this one correlating mindfulness with academic progress, gives us further hope that mindfulness can help our students and our school. Continue reading