Monthly Archives: January 2017
TOP RESEARCHERS TO EXPLORE WAYS TO IMPROVE INSTRUCTION, MOTIVATION AND MINDSETS THROUGH SCIENTIFICALLY BASED STRATEGIES
MEDIA ADVISORY January 30, 2017 Contact: Kristin Dunay (781)-449-4010 x 104 [email protected] THE SCIENCE OF HOW WE LEARN: ENGAGING MEMORY, MOTIVATION, MINDSETS, MAKING AND MASTERY WHAT: Next month, a distinguished group of cognitive scientists, psychologists and innovative educators will
Executive functioning (EF) is a burgeoning research area for psychologists, neuroscientists, and educators. For some, EF might seem like the cognitive science flavor of the week. But for others, its study is uncovering a significant piece of the puzzle for
Recently, I linked to a study suggesting potential downsides to bilingualism: in at least this one study, bilingual students were less successful with metacognition than monolingual students. In that post, I noted that this one detriment doesn’t mean that bilinguals
The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs by Thomas R. Hoerr
“Who you are is more important than what you know.” This principle forms the basis of The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs. Author Thomas R. Hoerr, who served as the head of the
Data Informed Instruction Early Steps There are a few key steps to effectively incorporating MBE (Mind, Brain & Education) ideas and concepts into one’s daily teaching routine. The first key is the low hanging fruit, namely, educating oneself on the
Harvard’s Initiative for Teaching and Learning has posted videos of their most recent conference. The topic: interactivity. As you listen to these Harvard professors, you might find yourself thinking: their students, and their teaching problems, sound a lot like my students
I sense that the tide is beginning to turn on the knowledge-versus-skills debate, ‘21st Century’ or otherwise. There is an increasingly confident voice shouting a phrase that teachers have shouted for the few thousands of years that there have been
Let Sarah-Jayne Blakemore sort it all out for you in this introductory Ted Talk from 2012.
Is a man’s amygdala larger than a woman’s? And: why does it matter? The amygdala is central to neural networks that process strong negative emotions: especially fear and anger. Because psychological studies have shown gender differences in the expression of
Research into the benefits of bilingualism has gotten lots of attention in recent years. For example, some scholars argue that being bilingual protects our cognitive dexterity as we age. However, a recent study suggests a potential downside for bilinguals. Folke et.