Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!) | KQED
Human brains are still developing throughout our teenage and early adult years. Knowing more about the way they work can teach us about how schools can work, too.
The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders
Today five to eight times as many young people meet the criteria for a diagnosis of major depression and/or an anxiety disorder as was true half a century ago or more. Why?
I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains. - EdSurge News
Teachers change brains. While we often don’t think of ourselves as brain changers, when we teach we have an enormous impact on our students’ cognitive ...
10 Surprising Ways to Calm an Anxious Child
Brain research suggests that telling anxious kids to "calm down," "stop crying," or "buck up" just doesn't work. However, these surprising strategies do.
MRIs show screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers
A new study found the brains of 3- to 5-year-old children who overused screens were not as developed in areas needed for language, writing and cognitive skills.
In Our Brutal Modern World, Science Shows Our Brains Need Craft More Than Ever
At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive home gardens,
Simple Ways to Integrate Four Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies
Jennifer Gonzalez talks with a researcher and a teacher to tackle the science—and the logistics—behind teaching strategies like spaced practice and interleaving.
New Research Casts Doubt on the ‘Summer Slide’
Under closer scrutiny, the idea of dramatic learning loss over the summer doesn’t seem to hold up, according to a recent study.
The tricks to make yourself effortlessly charming
From the first moment you walk into a room people are making judgements about how much they like you. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your chances
Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students
Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness — the practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment — can enhance academic performance and mental health in middle-schoolers.
Why Your Brain Needs Exercise
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Does listening to music while studying make you a better student?
Some prefer pin-drop silence while studying but there are many students who enjoy some background noise. Which is most effective? Science has the answer.