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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



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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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Two Helpful Strategies to Lessen Exam Stresses

Exam stress bothers many of our students. Sadly, it hinders students from lower socio-economic status (SES) families even more. As a result, these students struggle — especially in STEM classes. And, this struggle makes it harder for them to enter



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T/F: Timed Tests Cause Math Anxiety?

Questions about math and anxiety have been on the uptick recently. Over at Filling the Pail, Greg Ashman offers his typically direct analysis. You might disagree with his opinion, but he’s always worth a mental debate. By the way, a



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Video: Stress and Memory

The folks over at TedEd have posted an excellent video exploring the relationship between stress and memory. The video lasts only a few minutes, but it includes lots of helpful information. In particular, note that we can’t simply say “stress



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Do We Actually Know What We Think We Know?

Teachers trust research when several studies reach the same result. Sadly, the current “replication crisis” means that we don’t always know what we know. Continue reading



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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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Can You Reduce Stress by Writing About Failure?

The method sounds counter-intuitive, but it works: we can reduce stress by writing about failure. Recent research shows that students who wrote about previous struggle responded more calmly to a stressful situation, and did better on a subsequent attention test. Continue reading



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