What (De)Motivates Struggling Math Students?

When teachers focus on their students’ “innate math ability,” what happens to their students’ motivation? Researchers in Germany wanted to find out. Continue reading



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Yes or No: “Video Games Can Promote Emotional Intelligence”?

A recent study from Italy gives us intriguing possibilities for helping adolescents manage their complex emotions. Continue reading



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Why, and When, Does Music Interfere with Reading?

Eye-tracking technology helps researchers explain when music disrupts fluent reading. Students: take note! Continue reading



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An Exciting Event in Mindfulness Research

New research on mindfulness training avoids the pitfalls of earlier studies. And: it shows meaningful changes in both the mind and the brain. Continue reading



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Trying to Prove Yourself Wrong

What should you do when you find evidence that contradicts your beliefs about teaching? Well, you can start by following Blake Harvard’s example… Continue reading



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What Helps After a Stressful Day? Mindfulness Apps or Digital Games?

A recent study comparing a mindfulness app to a digital game gives us helpful insight into de-stressing strategies. Continue reading



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Flipping the Classroom: Asking the Right Question

When should teachers “flip the classroom”? A study from Finland offers helpful guidance… Continue reading



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When Facing Dramatic Blog Headlines, Ask For Evidence

A recent blog claims that “exams damage teens’ mental health.” Before you accept that claim, you should check out its evidence… Continue reading



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Welcoming Students by Welcoming Their Values

A simple free-writing assignment about values helped students feel more welcome in their school. Amazingly, as a result, some students did better in school. Continue reading



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Sleep Is Essential. And, COMPLICATED.

Recent sleep research offers intriguing insights and opportunities for sleep and learning. Continue reading



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