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May 25, 2017

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May 25, 2017

The 'Ideal' Teacher? It's All in Your Mind

May 25, 2017 — A study leverages the unvarnished opinions of Redditors to further our understanding of what makes a good ... read more

School Choice Policies May Impact Segregation and Diversity of Public Schools

May 23, 2017 — Despite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many U.S. schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty ... read more

Female Faculty Face Strong Glass Ceiling in Male-Dominated University Environments, Study Concludes

May 18, 2017 — Female faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new ... read more

Fostering Motivation Could Help Keep Marginalized Girls in School

May 17, 2017 — A field study in Malawi reveals psychological factors played an important role in whether girls attended school, even under conditions of extreme poverty and deprivation: Girls were significantly ... read more

Growing Plants and Scientists: Hydroponic Gardening Program Wins Over Students

May 15, 2017 — Elementary-age students -- primarily African-American, Hispanic and English Language Learners -- developed positive attitudes toward science, less anxiety, and greater self-confidence after ... read more

How Pokémon GO Can Help Students Build Stronger Communication Skills

May 9, 2017 — Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why a professor is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital ... read more

Pupils' Mental Health Improved Through School-Based Program

May 9, 2017 — School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new ... read more

May 8, 2017 — A new study found that kids who are bullied in fifth grade are more likely to suffer from depression in seventh grade; and have a greater likelihood of using alcohol, marijuana or tobacco in tenth ... read more

How Do Toddlers Learn Best from Touchscreens?

May 8, 2017 — New research suggests that Educational apps for kids can be valuable learning tools, but there's still a lot left to understand about how to best design ... read more

Elementary School: Early English Language Lessons Less Effective Than Expected

May 8, 2017 — Seven years later, children who start learning English in the first grade achieve poorer results in this subject than children whose first English lesson isn’t until the third grade. The ... read more

Parents’ Motivation Influences Students’ Academic Outcomes

May 8, 2017 — Whether parental help has positive or negative effects on students’ academic outcomes depends on the motivation and involvement of their parents. Results of a new study suggest that students whose ... read more

Exposure to Racism Harms Children's Health

May 4, 2017 — New research illustrates the unhealthy effects racism can have on children, with reported exposure to discrimination tied to higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety ... read more

How Technology Use Affects at-Risk Adolescents

May 3, 2017 — More use of technology led to increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems over time for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study finds. However, on days ... read more

Rosemary Aroma Can Aid Children's Working Memory

May 2, 2017 — Exposure to the aroma of rosemary essential oil can significantly enhance working memory in ... read more

Thinking Strategically About Study Resources Boosts Students' Final Grades

May 1, 2017 — College students who participated in a self-administered intervention prompting them to reflect about their use of classroom resources had final grades that were higher than their peers, according to ... read more

When Students Pay Attention in Class, Their Brains Are in Sync

Apr. 27, 2017 — When people in a group are engaged with each other and with the world around them, their brainwaves show similar patterns. That's the conclusion of researchers who used portable EEG to ... read more

Teenagers Can Become Disruptive If Teachers Use Psychological Pressure

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new study discovered that psychological pressure from teachers can contribute to disengagement amongst young teens. Active disengagement behaviors include talking and making noise, with daydreaming ... read more

Cognitive Skills Differ Across Cultures and Generations

Apr. 25, 2017 — An innovative study of children and parents in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom reveals cultural differences in important cognitive skills among adolescents but not their ... read more

Children With Reading and Spelling Difficulties Lag Behind Their Peers Despite Special Education

Apr. 25, 2017 — The reading skills of children with reading and spelling difficulties (RSD) lag far behind the age level in the first two school years, despite special education received from special education ... read more

How Walking Benefits the Brain

Apr. 24, 2017 — You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves ... read more

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