A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.
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January 13, 2014
January 07, 2014
A recently-released study concludes that good looks tend to improve a student's chances of academic success, including better grades in high school, according to a CNN research column.
November 20, 2013
In a captivating keynote last Sunday at the Learning & the Brain conference in Boston, G. Christian Jernstedt, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth College, discussed some broad brain-science principles regarding how people learn that may be helpful for classroom educators.
November 17, 2013
In an address on deeper learning at the Learning and the Brain conference in Boston this weekend, Christine Massey, the director of research and education at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania, offered a helpful definition: "We take deeper learning as the process of learning for transfer."
October 29, 2013
An initial study of CARE For Teachers finds that the program increases well-being, efficacy, and mindfulness for teachers, while helping them cope with burnout.
October 02, 2013
A recently-published study found that teachers are more likely to be diagnosed with speech and language disorders.
August 23, 2013
A high school is determined, by one measure, to be the saddest place in New York City.
July 22, 2013
In a recent New York Times opinion piece about research finding that women have a "warming effect" on men, making them more inclined to generosity, author Adam Grant describes what he sees as the implication for classrooms.
June 26, 2013
In an article in The Atlantic, a New Hampshire teacher describes what she perceives as "rotten" in the state of boys' education.
June 24, 2013
Thursday's "Evaluation Reform: Finding Solutions through Teachers" at the American Institutes for Research was just the type of 30,000-foot-level Washington event that disenfranchised teachers seem to fear is changing the course of their profession.