Thinking Strategically about Studying Improves Performance
In this *hot off the presses* article, researchers discussed an intervention that is fairly easy to implement and requires almost no work on the part of the instructor (YES!) but improves students’ strategy selection and ultimately performance.
Difficulty Dealing with Uncertainty May Have Biological Basis
New research suggests the reason some people struggle to cope with uncertainty or the ambiguity of potential future threats may be because an area of their brain is larger than normal.
Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’
Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people’s mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests.
Weekly Digest #59: Making the Most of Your Summer
So, for this week’s digest, we put together a few resources on making the most of your summer for students, teachers, and parents.
The Radical Notion of Returning to Handwriting
Sensory integration specialists and child development experts assert that children who can’t hand print well don’t learn to read easily because they don’t have as strong a visual-motor “imprint” for letter recognition.
White House Would Slash Student Aid and NSF
(Inside Higher Ed)
Details leaked about forthcoming budget include large cuts to college aid programs and end Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized loan programs. Other leaks point to new proposals to cut science.
Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice
(KQED – MindShift)
Practice is an important part of becoming skilled at anything, which may be why there are so many axioms like “practice makes perfect” floating around common parlance. But what’s happening in the brain when we practice?
AP Test-Takers’ Tweets May Not Give Away Answers, But They Raise Questions
But what happens when these hushed whispers of a confidential test are not so quiet?
Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking
The ability to think critically will benefit students throughout their lives. Here are a few tips on how to get started teaching it.
Integrating Social and Emotional Competencies Into Academic Content
Collaboration, problem solving, and social awareness are as necessary as literacy and math.
Now Trending: Personalized Learning
Can a buzzword deliver on its promise?