Six Different Strategies for Effective Learning and more in this week’s news roundup!

Six Strategies for Effective Learning (The Learning Scientists)
Download six different strategy posters that explain how to do it, some points to consider and how to get more information.

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement (KQED – MindShift)
Excerpted from “Four-Dimensional Education:
 The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed,” by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling and Maya Bialik.

Positive teacher-student relationships boost good behavior in teenagers for up to 4 years (Science Daily)
The first study to look at the impact of the relationship with teachers on adolescent behavior finds that a positive teacher-student relationship can be as effective as anti-bullying programs at improving well-being in young people.

Colleges Push Back on Student-Debt-Forgiveness Plan (Wall Street Journal)
Federal proposal aims to crack down on schools found to have been deceptive.

States Working to Engage Public as They Craft ESSA Plans (Education Week)
Principals on ESSA: Some states are asking school leaders to weigh in on the new law.

Is Grit Overrated? (Inside Higher Ed – Academic Minute podcast)
Is grit just repackaged conscientiousness?

The Best Schools In The World Do This. Why Don’t We? (NPR Ed)
This question drove a bipartisan group of more than two-dozen state lawmakers and legislative staffers on an 18-month journey. Their mission: study some of the world’s top-performing school systems.

Mindset a Key Factor In Student Success (Education Week)
Having a growth mindset may help buffer students from low-income families from the effects of poverty on academic achievement.

Recovering From Postdoc Mistakes (Science Magazine)
There are clever means and methods to remedy even the most serious of postdoc slip-ups.

About the Author

Amanda Macchi, MPH
Amanda comes to the APA as a recent graduate of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. During her time at GW, Amanda studied global health, focusing on the challenges facing mental health in low-and middle-income countries. She received her undergraduate degree in marketing from Emerson College in Boston, Mass. In her free time Amanda loves pyrography, furniture making and spending time with her dog, Becky.