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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has ... read more

Pre-University Skills Course Boosts Students' A-Level Success

Oct. 20, 2016 — A course designed to teach sixth form students essential university-level study skills also significantly improves their A-level results, according to research from ... read more

Are Extraverts Always at an Advantage in Team-Based Work?

Oct. 19, 2016 — Extraverts are perceived as proactively contributing to teamwork because of their ability to develop energizing relationships with their teammates, research finds. These results show that ... read more

Family-Centered Pre-Kindergarten Provides a Strong Foundation for Children's Mental Health and School Success

Oct. 3, 2016 — A family-centered pre-k intervention has a positive, lasting impact on child mental health and academic performance, report ... read more

Implicit Bias May Help Explain High Preschool Expulsion Rates for Black Children

Sep. 28, 2016 — Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to new research. The results help explain ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — For children with speech and language disorders, early-childhood intervention can make a great difference in their later academic and social success. But many such children -- one study estimates 60 ... read more

Research Shows That How Students Engage With Feedback Is as Important as Its Content

Sep. 21, 2016 — A new research review takes a novel approach to feedback by focusing not on how it is delivered, but how students engage with and use it. The key message from the study is that effective feedback ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Those with a taste for adult education classes have long known it, but now scientists have confirmed that taking part in the weekly sessions can boost wellbeing -- regardless of the subject ... read more

Video Games Can Have Lasting Impact on Learning

Sep. 20, 2016 — A computer-based brain training program helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new ... read more

Studying: Is It Bad for Your Health to Pull an All-Nighter?

Sep. 19, 2016 — A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before but parents want to see health education classes cover more ... read more

Staying the Course on a Massive Open Online Course

Sep. 15, 2016 — Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are popular with educational establishments as an efficient way to deliver their materials. Unfortunately, student engagement does not match the enthusiasm of the ... read more

Math Difficulties May Reflect Problems in a Crucial Learning System in the Brain

Sep. 15, 2016 — Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. This new paper proposes that math disability ... read more

Lift-the-Flap Books May Hinder Kids from Learning New Words

Sep. 14, 2016 — Features in non-fiction children’s books such as lift-the-flap may hinder toddlers from learning new words, suggests new ... read more

Omega-3, Omega-6 Supplement Improves Reading for Children

Sep. 14, 2016 — Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Research has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board ... read more

Touchscreens May Boost Motor Skills in Toddlers

Sep. 13, 2016 — Does your toddler use a touchscreen tablet? A recent study has shown that early touchscreen use, and in particular actively scrolling the screen, correlates with increased fine motor control in ... read more

Children Learn Quantifiers in the Same Order No Matter What Their Language Is, Study Suggests

Sep. 13, 2016 — We can assume that children learn to count starting with one and followed by the lists of numbers in ascending order of cardinality (one, two, three). But besides numbers, in languages there are more ... read more

Healthy Diet Boosts Children’s Reading Skills

Sep. 13, 2016 — A healthy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent ... read more

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