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.
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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When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.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 study.
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.
May 02, 2014
In a new book, Harvard Paul E. Peterson points to significant "gaps between what teachers and the public think is best for the education of our nation's children," including on issues such as performance pay, teacher evaluation, annual testing, school choice, teacher hiring and tenure, and school spending.
April 24, 2014
A new study shows that the Facing History professional-development program, oriented around an immersive civics-education unit, significantly improved teachers' sense of instructional effectiveness, while also boosting students' historical-thinking skills.