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November 20, 2013

Brain Expert Offers Learning Principles for the Classroom

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

Expert: Deeper Learning Hinges on Content Expertise

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

Should Teachers Be More Mindful?

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

Study: Teachers More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Speech and Language Disorders

A recently-published study found that teachers are more likely to be diagnosed with speech and language disorders.

August 23, 2013

High School Blues, Confirmed

A high school is determined, by one measure, to be the saddest place in New York City.

July 22, 2013

Can Girls Make Boys More Generous?

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

A Teacher Reflects on 'Collective Failure' With Boys

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

Are Teachers 'At the Table' Or 'On the Menu'? Hard to Tell.

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.

June 07, 2013

Obama's ConnectED Plan Seeks to Improve Teacher Tech Use

The president's proposal to overhaul the e-rate program in large part prioritizes training teachers to better use technology in the classroom and providing them with more technology resources.

May 23, 2013

New Thinking on the Costs of Punitive Discipline

New research finds that harsh punishments can help students "internalize" moral norms but that they do so at a dual cost.

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