A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.
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January 20, 2015
January 13, 2015
A new study raises question about whether schools should be doing more to teach noncognitive traits.
January 06, 2015
Animal ownership may be associated with increased social skills in children with autism, according to a recent study, which might be a win for the class pet.
November 21, 2014
In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.
November 13, 2014
In a roundtable conversation, accomplished educators explore the question of what makes a great. And researchers have some ideas of their own.
October 08, 2014
A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.
September 08, 2014
Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.
July 17, 2014
When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.
July 02, 2014
Children who decide for themselves how to spend their time have more highly-developed executive function, according to a new study. And those children will go on to be healthier, wealthier, and more socially stable throughout their lives.
June 06, 2014
When researchers asked study participants to reflect on what they had just learned, their performance increased the next time they returned to the material.