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Monthly Archives: January 2018
TOP RESEARCHERS TO EXPLORE THE BRAIN SCIENCE OF INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING, AND CURIOSITY
MEDIA ADVISORY January 29, 2017 Contact: Kristin Dunay (781)-449-4010 x 104 [email protected] THE SCIENCE OF INNOVATION: TEACHING STUDENTS TO THINK, CREATE, INNOVATE, IMAGINE, AND INSPIRE WHAT: With jobs becoming increasingly automated, it has become more important than ever for
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That Book You Were Just Reading…What Was It About?
If you read piles of books, you’re much less likely to remember the specifics of each one. The same holds true if you binge-watch This is Us or Mr. Robot. Or power your way through three movies in an afternoon. Continue reading
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Military Parents Serving Overseas: What Happens To The Children?
A parent’s absence because of deployment does affect their children’s learning. Specifically, deployment itself brings down standardized test scores 0.42%; each additional month prompts and additional 0.11% reduction. The averages are slightly higher in math and science, and lower in reading in social sciences and reading. Continue reading
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Beware: Too Much Structure Hinders Creativity (for Experts)
Research shows that too much structure hinders creativity, whereas less-structured information allows more imaginative flexibility. Nonetheless, beginners do need structure to learn new skills. Continue reading
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A Bilingual Advantage in New Language Acquisition?
Neuroscience research suggests a bilingual advantage for learning a new language. The the debate about the benefits of bilingual education continues… Continue reading
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Growth Mindsets Help All Subgroups Learn
A Growth Mindset gives a student the equivalent of an extra month in school. This benefit helps all students–including those in SPED, ELL, and disadvantaged minorities. Continue reading
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Surprise! Less Oxytocin Might Improve Social Interaction
A potential downside to oxytocin: it might harm social interactions. This specific research finding offers teachers a general reminder: be skeptical of simplistic teaching advice based on hormones. Continue reading
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The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
Humans are driven to create and innovate. In fact, this drive is what fuels our success as a species. Anthony Brandt, a musical composer, and David Eagleman, a neuroscientist, partnered to co-author The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the
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Improve Your Understanding of Neuron Essentials
You’ve heard a lot of information about neurons at the Learning and the Brain conferences that you attend; perhaps a quick review would be helpful to consolidate your learning? Continue reading
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Don’t Be Fooled by the Learning Pyramid Myth
The problem with the pyramid is not merely that it’s inaccurate, but that it’s incoherent.
The important lesson here goes beyond “always check the sources.” Instead, the point is “always check specific claims.”
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