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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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Sorting Hats, Myers-Briggs, and the Perils of False Classification

The Hidden Brain podcast on the dangers of false sorting reminds teachers about the dangers of Learning Styles Theory. Continue reading



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Pointing Out Online Mistakes Like a “Jerk”: More Misuses of Psychology Research

Despite the click-bait headlines, research doesn’t show much of anything surprising or consequential about people who correct your grammar online. Continue reading



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No, Brain Scans Can’t See You Think

https://npjscilearncommunity.nature.com/users/19663-tracey-tokuhama-espinosa/posts/42620-deciphering-fact-from-fiction-about-the-brain Continue reading



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Building a Better Research Mousetrap: @justsaysinmice

A new twitter account can help you sort the good science reporting from the bad. And, it’s got cute pictures too. Continue reading



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“Mindset Bull****,” “Gimmicks,” and Other Unhelpful Critiques

My friend Cindy Nebel has a thoughtful post about a recent article at TES. Here’s the backstory: a world-famous geneticist has dismissed research into Mindset as “bullshit” and “gimmicks.” Now, reasonable people have their doubts about Mindset Theory. We’ve written



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