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Adding to a complex research history, a new study finds that being bilingual did not increase executive function. Given the complexity of this question, perhaps we should focus on the obvious benefits of being bilingual: we can meet and talk with more people. Continue reading
Scholars who focus on learning have long debated the importance of factual knowledge. Some (like Daniel Willingham) argue students need facts to undertake higher order synthesis and creativity. Others (like Jo Boaler) disagree. Recent retrieval practice research suggests that the primacy of facts might be overstated. But: it’s the first study of its kind, and we’ll need more information before we make big decisions. Continue reading
Neuroscience offers fascinating insights into brains; psychology provides specific teaching suggestions. However much we enjoy and learn from the former, we should keep our eye on the latter. (Helpful links provided.) Continue reading
How to fall asleep faster? According to this research, take 5 minutes a write a to-do list for the upcoming days. This technique offloads stress, and promotes faster sleep onset. Continue reading
With teaching as with baking, sometimes you should follow steps in a very particular order….
When we see alarming statistics about gender disparities in STEM disciplines, we quite naturally wonder…
Young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) typically want social relationships but have trouble building…
You have, no doubt, heard about this research before. Walter Mischel tested preschoolers on self-control….
Here‘s a quick summary of information about memory: sensory memory, working memory, long-term memory, and…