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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

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

Children in Head Start Who Miss More Preschool Show Fewer Academic Gains

May 16, 2017 — A new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10 percent or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers ... 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

Learning Styles: A Once Hot Debate Redshifts

May 11, 2017 — A new study reveals while most higher education faculty believe Learning Styles is an important approach for teaching, they don't actually use the pedagogical tool because it is fundamentally ... read more

Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed

May 10, 2017 — Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for ... read more

Dread of Roses: Neurobehavioral Effects Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

May 10, 2017 — Researchers have found altered short-term neurological behaviors in children associated with a peak pesticide spraying season linked to the Mother's Day flower harvest. This study examined ... read more

May 10, 2017 — A test to assess the effect of red candies on happiness has been used to teach the often 'dull' or 'boring' concepts of clinical research. The study was based on a mock randomized ... 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

Tell Me What Languages You Know and I'll Tell You How You Read

May 9, 2017 — The languages we speak influence several factors that we rely on for our ability to read, such as visual attention and phonological processes. So concludes a new study that could have implications in ... 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

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

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Helped With Drug Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder

May 8, 2017 — Medications used to treat depression and cancer may prevent nerve cell damage and help those suffering with traumatic brain injury, according to a new ... read more

Reading With Children Starting in Infancy Gives Lasting Literacy Boost

May 4, 2017 — New research shows that reading books with a child beginning in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of elementary ... read more

May 3, 2017 — If we as adults continue to learn the way we did as children, we can redefine what it means to be an 'aging' adult, a new theory ... 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

Repetition a Key Factor in Language Learning

May 2, 2017 — A new study has focused on language acquisition in the brain. Even short repetitive exposure to novel words induced a rapid neural response increase that is suggested to manifest memory-trace ... read more

May 1, 2017 — Remembering where a goal is requires the same parts of the brain in virtual reality as it does in the real world, a new study demonstrates. The study showed that mice performed poorly on the virtual ... read more

May 1, 2017 — Engineering students have lots of experience with lines, from the structural lines of buildings to the lines of code in software. But a new class is teaching them about other lines – the kind that ... 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

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