Monthly Archives: March 2016

TOP RESEARCHERS TO EXPLORE WAYS TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION BY CULTIVATING CREATIVITY AND CURIOSITY FOR LEARNING

MEDIA ADVISORY March 24, 2016 Contact: Kristin Dunay (781)-449-4010 x 104 kristin.dunay@learningandthebrain.com THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION: CULTIVATING CURIOSITY AND CREATIVITY IN OUR SCHOOLS WHAT: Researchers in cognitive neuroscience and psychology have shown that imaginative play, creativity and curiosity are essential



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TOP RESEARCHERS TO EXPLORE WAYS TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION BY CULTIVATING CREATIVITY AND CURIOSITY FOR LEARNING

MEDIA ADVISORY March 24, 2016 Contact: Kristin Dunay (781)-449-4010 x 104 kristin.dunay@learningandthebrain.com THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION: CULTIVATING CURIOSITY AND CREATIVITY IN OUR SCHOOLS WHAT: Researchers in cognitive neuroscience and psychology have shown that imaginative play, creativity and curiosity are essential



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The Cognitive Benefits of Quizzing Your Students

On some days, I just want my students to pay attention. Really, is this too much to ask? “Attention” can be difficult indeed, and for multiple reasons. In the field of psychology, that is, “attention” includes several subcategories. First of



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Messy Science: How to Prepare Students for the Real World of Evidence

Last year, a paper in Science led to a public spotlight on the scientific process. It pointed to a problem that’s being called the replication crisis (or reproducibility crisis) that has led many to wonder: Is science broken? Here’s what



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On the Bright Side: The Science of Good Stress

A Google image search for “stress” makes our culture’s attitude about the concept immediately clear. There are pictures of people pulling their hair, eyes wide and mouth gaping, a word cloud filled with words like “worry” and “depression,” and even



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The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self–Not Just Your “Good” Self–Drives Success and Fulfillment by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener

Happiness, comfort, and mindful attentiveness to one’s surroundings seem like states we should all desire. Yet, Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener warn that these psychological states alone are unlikely to lead to professional achievement and personal satisfaction. Rather, we should



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Is Air Quality Affecting Your Students’ Performance?

It is difficult to argue that bad air isn’t bad for your health. Unlike many of the polarizing environment and health issues, like global warming, it is commonly agreed upon that ambient air pollution is a public health threat[i] [ii].



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Is Air Quality Affecting Your Students’ Performance?

It is difficult to argue that bad air isn’t bad for your health. Unlike many of the polarizing environment and health issues, like global warming, it is commonly agreed upon that ambient air pollution is a public health threat1,2. In



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3 Ways to Confuse Students (And Why You Should)

Confusion is a powerful feeling. If it doesn’t turn to frustration, it can give rise to curiosity, motivation, and engagement. So why do we tend to think of confusion as a negative feeling, as the opposite of understanding, our goal?



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