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

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

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

Why, and When, Does Music Interfere with Reading?

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

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

Brain Words: How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching by J. Richard Gentry and Gene P. Oullette

Far too many children are not learning to read well. New research about reading has not sufficiently informed teaching practices. In Brain Words: How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching, J. Richard Gentry and Gene P. Ouellette, expert reading researchers

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

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

Flipping the Classroom: Asking the Right Question

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

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