Teens Who Recognize Their Emotions Manage Stress Better. We Can Help (Maybe).

New research identifies a potential source for depression in teenagers. We might be able to help… Continue reading

Obsessed with Working Memory: SOLUTIONS!

Once we anticipate and recognize working memory problems in our classrooms, teachers have many (MANY) flexible strategies to solve those problems. Continue reading

Good Dog! Goodbye, Dog…

The New York Times is reporting the death of Chaser, a dog who changed the way we think about canine cognition. We used to think that dogs could learn a handful of words, especially if they got treats afterwards. Chaser

When Parents Teach Reading, Do They Also Promote Math Skills?

New research from England gives parents insight into the relationship between learning to read and learning to count. Continue reading

The Mindset Controversy: Carol Dweck Speaks…

Carol Dweck has responded to recent concerns about her Mindset theory. Her answers offer helpful guidance to classroom teachers. Continue reading

Obsessed with Working Memory: Identifying Overload

Because working memory overload interferes with learning, teachers should be experts at spotting WM problems. Here’s how to do just that. Continue reading

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning by Linda Darling-Hammond and Jennie Oakes

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning by renowned education scholars, Linda Darling-Hammond and Jeannie Oakes, shows that it is possible to promote equitable education and deeper learning. While honoring the complexity of teaching, Darling-Hammond and Oakes suggest several ways to teach for

Naps In Schools (Just Might) Improve Classroom Learning

I like a good nap. I’m not sure there’s such a thing as a bad nap. But for this blog we must ask: can naps benefit learning? We’ve written often about the importance of a good night’s sleep for learning.

Does Banning Classroom Technology Improve Engagement? Learning?

A study looking a technology ban in a classroom yielded puzzling results, and insightful recommendations. Continue reading

Critical Thoughts on Teaching Critical Thinking

We can teach critical thinking within disciplines — especially when students master information, and practice core skills. Can we teach more general critical thinking skills? Continue reading