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March 22, 2019

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March 22, 2019

Simple Directions from Parents Can Guide Children's Discovery

Mar. 14, 2019 — Whether it's probing a child's understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through ... read more

Mar. 12, 2019 — Spending time in nature boosts children's academic achievement and healthy development, concludes a new analysis examining hundreds of ... read more

Chatterpies, Haggisters and Ninuts Could Help Children Love Conservation

Mar. 7, 2019 — Weaving stories and intriguing names into children's education about the natural world could help to engage them with species' conservation messages, new research ... read more

A Television in the Bedroom?

Mar. 7, 2019 — Spending too much time watching TV in their room can harm preschoolers' development, a new study ... read more

Mar. 5, 2019 — Incorporating the arts -- rapping, dancing, drawing -- into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in ... read more

Brain's Ability to Synchronize Voice Sounds Could Be Related to Language Learning

Mar. 4, 2019 — Researchers studied the synchronization of speech motor rhythms. Results show some people's brains adapt spontaneously to align with the rhythm of the voices they hear, while others do not. ... read more

Child Anxiety Could Be Factor in School Absences

Feb. 27, 2019 — New research has concluded that anxiety can be a factor in poor school attendance among children and young ... read more

Feb. 27, 2019 — The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Psychologists investigated the impact of background music on performance by ... read more

Neuroscientists Discover Neural Mechanisms of Developmental Dyslexia

Feb. 26, 2019 — Neuroscientist show that people with dyslexia have a weakly developed structure that is not located in the cerebral cortex, but at a subcortical processing stage; namely the white matter connectivity ... read more

Some Personal Beliefs and Morals May Stem from Genetics

Feb. 25, 2019 — Researchers found that while parents can help encourage their children to develop into responsible, conscientious adults, there is an underlying genetic factor that influences these traits, as ... read more

Money-Savers Focus Attention -- And Eyes -- On the Prize

Feb. 25, 2019 — Why can some people patiently save for the future, while others opt for fewer dollars now? A new study reaches some surprising conclusions. Saving takes patience -- forgoing instant rewards for ... read more

Split and Continuous Sleep in Teens Impact Cognition and Glucose Levels Differently

Feb. 22, 2019 — Under conditions of insufficient sleep, effects on cognitive performance and morning glucose levels vary depending on how sleep is ... read more

Student Likeability Might Be Link Between Academic Success and Risk of Depression

Feb. 21, 2019 — A new study suggests that children doing well in classrooms are more popular and emotionally secure than their peers who are having trouble ... read more

Mandarin Chinese Could Help Us Understand How Infants Learn English

Feb. 20, 2019 — Infants may be more sensitive to non-native speech sounds than previously thought, according to a new study. The findings shed light on the way babies begin to understand ... read more

As Genetic Data Expand, Researchers Urge Caution in How Predictors of Education Outcomes Are Used

Feb. 20, 2019 — Authors of a new review article warn that as the predictive power of genes tied to learning and educational outcomes increases and access to genetic data expands, researchers, educators, and ... read more

Did You Get It? I Can See It in Your Eyes

Feb. 20, 2019 — Small involuntary eye movements, independent of any response, can be used to determine whether one has successfully learned. This finding opens new possibilities in understanding the process of ... read more

Feb. 14, 2019 — New research shows that an immersive virtual reality environment treats 45 percent of children with autism, freeing them from their fears and phobias -- and that the treatment ... read more

Multitasking Increases in Online Courses Compared to Face-to-Face

Feb. 14, 2019 — The phenomenon of multitasking across three or four internet-connected devices simultaneously is increasingly common. Researchers were curious to know how often this happens during online education, ... read more

Dangerous School Commutes Lead to Student Absenteeism

Feb. 13, 2019 — The more crime that occurs along a student's way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, researchers have ... read more

Children Who Eat Lunch Score 18 Percent Higher in Reading Tests

Feb. 13, 2019 — The powerful connection between nutrition and education has been revealed by new research from ESMT Berlin. Primary school children who attended a public free lunch program over an extended period ... read more

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