No support for education “experts” who think tailoring instruction based on “Learning Styles” (visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) actually works.
Many middle schoolers are bullied, and if bullying is also sexual harassment, it can be hard to overcome, esp. for girls.
If parents are more involved, as in coming to more parent-teacher conferences, etc., the kids tend to perform better in school, new research suggests.
New studies show minorities perceive more bias and lose more trust in teachers during middle school than whites. It affects college.
Mistakes happen, esp. as we learn new skills or discover new knowledge in school and other places. So, let’s take the opportunity to figure out what went wrong.
Do you want to ace a test? Just tell a friend what you’ve learned about the subject of the test. This will help crystallize the memory of that content.
Kindness and social skills are probably more important to stress than grades and extracurricular participation, esp. for younger students.
Parents, coaches, and teachers can encourage kids to develop a growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed one. This will help them keep learning throughout life.
Teachers are more likely to respond to students who exhibit typically middle-class behavior, new research out of Indiana U suggests.
Why do so many teachers (and parents) think kids need to be “happy” all the time? Don’t cry, but there are bigger fish to fry.