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Advice: It Is Better to Give than Receive

Students benefit not only from receiving advice, but also from giving it. This low cost strategy can build confidence and promote learning. Continue reading



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What Students Want to Know about Brains and Learning, Part II

High school students have questions. We have (some) answers. Continue reading



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Study Advice for Students: Getting the Specifics Just Right

To get the best benefits from “retrieval practice,” teachers can try this strategy to reassure and motivate nervous students. Continue reading



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What Students Want to Know about Brains and Learning

What do students want to know about brains and learning? Good news: they’ve got insightful questions, and researchers have good answers. Continue reading



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The Best Teaching Method? Depends on the Student…

To know the best teaching approach for our students, we need to ask better questions about their currently level of expertise. Continue reading



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In Defense of Other-Than-Passionate Teaching

You might hear advice that you have to be passionate to succeed as a teacher. While passion might be good, authenticity will be even better. Continue reading



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Exploring the Nuances of Peer Feedback

A recent article offers a helpful summary of research into peer feedback. Continue reading



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Even More Good News about Mindfulness

A second recent study, this one correlating mindfulness with academic progress, gives us further hope that mindfulness can help our students and our school. Continue reading



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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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