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“How to Study Less and Learn More”: Explaining Learning Strategies to our Students

Because cognitive science gives us such good guidance about learning, we want to share that information with our students. “Study THIS WAY!” we cry. “Research says so!” Alas, all too often, students don’t follow our advice. A key part of



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Music and Memory: A Learning Strategy?

We know that sleep is good for learning. Is there anything we can do to make it EXTRA good? Perhaps, used strategically, music might hold the key. Continue reading



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How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine… for Now by Stanislas Dehaene

What is learning and how do we accomplish it? Stanislas Dehaene, a cognitive neuropsychologist and professor at the Collège de France, addresses these questions in How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine… for Now. He defines learning



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Sleep Is Essential. And, COMPLICATED.

Recent sleep research offers intriguing insights and opportunities for sleep and learning. Continue reading



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Naps In Schools (Just Might) Improve Classroom Learning

I like a good nap. I’m not sure there’s such a thing as a bad nap. But for this blog we must ask: can naps benefit learning? We’ve written often about the importance of a good night’s sleep for learning.



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More Contradictions in the Adolescent Sleep/Technology Debate

New research, contradicting prior research, shows that pre-bedtime screen use does lower adolescent quality of life. We can managing this contradiction best by focusing on the children right in front of us. Continue reading



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Surprise: Screen Time (Even Before Bed) Doesn’t Harm Adolescents

A very large study with more than 17,000 people suggests that screen time isn’t really harming adolescent well-being. If that’s true, we should focus our efforts on finding and solving real problems in adolescent life, and not be distracted by sincere but inaccurate hype. Continue reading



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The Best (Counter-intuitive) Sleep Advice You’ll Get This Year

How to fall asleep faster? According to this research, take 5 minutes a write a to-do list for the upcoming days. This technique offloads stress, and promotes faster sleep onset. Continue reading



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Unambiguously Good News about Teens and Sleep

You read that right. I mean: it’s really good news about teens and sleep. We all want adolescents to sleep more. Better said, we know that they need to sleep more. More sleep should benefit, say, their mental health, their physical



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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sleep, in 20 Minutes

Russell Foster is on the case…



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