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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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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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Teens Who Recognize Their Emotions Manage Stress Better. We Can Help (Maybe).

New research identifies a potential source for depression in teenagers. We might be able to help… Continue reading



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Handshakes at the Door: Hype, or Helpful?

It’s not just cute videos! Research also shows that greeting individual students at the classroom door leads to higher levels of attention and fewer classroom disruptions. Continue reading



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Two Swings, Two Misses: The New York Times on Education

Two recent articles in the New York Times have gotten lots of teacherly attention. What’s Love Got to Do With It? The first, an op-ed by David Brooks, announces that “students learn from people they love.” Brooks’s piece includes some



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This Is Your Amygdala on a Cliff…

If you’ve seen the documentary¬†Free Solo, you know about Alex Honnold’s extraordinary attempt to climb a 3000 foot sheer rock face. Without ropes. Without protective gear of any kind. And without, it seems, a typically functioning amygdala. Free Solo briefly



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The Surprising (Potential) Benefits of Stress

We’ve known for years that people listen to good news more than bad news. New research suggests, surprisingly, that stress helps us learn from the bad news as well as we learn from the good. Teachers should hope that this study will be repeated with school-aged children. Continue reading



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A Hidden Adolescent Struggle: Identifying Complex Emotions

Recent research offers a helpful insight into adolescent emotion processing. Children and adults are relatively good at distinguishing among their emotions. They can say “I’m feeling angry, but not sad.” Adolescents, however, have a harder time sorting out their feelings. For them, negative emotions all churn together. Continue reading



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Emotional Intelligence: Teachers’ Perspectives

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has released a report on teaching emotional intelligence. Overall, they find research in this field persuasive. That is, these award-winning teachers think it likely that social/emotional intelligence can be taught, and



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Video Games and Empathy

Do violent video games reduce empathy? If people spend lots of time pretending to beat up and shoot pretend people, will this experience reduce their empathy for human suffering? Will it make them more likely to really beat up and



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