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Training in Effective Skepticism: Retraction Watch

You’re looking for a new source for effective skepticism. Look no further. Continue reading



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A Fresh Approach to Evaluating Working Memory Training

A new method for evaluating working memory training raises an intriguing possibility: despite all our skepticism, might that training work after all? Continue reading



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Whose Online Teaching Advice Do You Trust?

Paradoxically, the right amount of self-doubt should inspire in readers a greater sense of trust. Continue reading



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Starting the Year Just Right: Healthy Skepticism

Adults prefer natural settings to urban ones. We can easily imagine an evolutionary explanation for that preference. But: do children share it? Continue reading



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A Holiday Present for the Teacher/Skeptic (in Beta)

A new website helps us confirm — or disconfirm — research findings that (perhaps) ought to guide our teaching. Continue reading



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Today’s Neuro-Nonsense: Reading Brainwaves in the Classroom

Live EEGs in the classroom just don’t work this way. Continue reading



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What if a Research-Supported Educational Idea is Unconstitutional?

A religious studies professor argues that required mindfulness programs in schools create constitutional problems. She also offers solutions. 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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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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Debunking Education Myths (Without Accidentally Reinforcing Them…)

Enduring education myths get in the way of student learning. Happily, we have concrete strategies to rebut those myths — without unintentionally making them seem more persuasive. Continue reading



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