As opposed to praising kids for “doing a good job,” praising them for “being smart” can backfire and increase their tendency to cheat.
teen learning styles
We look, once again, at teen learning styles & propose that, while they are neuromyths, they can help instruction.
No support for education “experts” who think tailoring instruction based on “Learning Styles” (visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) actually works.
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.
Middle school structure, like making it a K-8 school instead of a 6-8 school, might improve 6th graders chances of success, new research suggests.
How many different kinds of intelligence are there? An infinite number, actually. So why don’t we teach based on those?
Risky adolescent behavior is well documented, but why does it happen and how can it be helped? Computational analysis has a few answers.
Maybe we learn more from our mistakes than we learn from getting things right from the beginning, new research suggests.
A simple experiment devised at Washington U. suggests punishment, even small, is more likely than reward to influence behavior.
Genes may play more of a role than we once thought when it comes to motivating kids to like school. A 6-country study looked at 1000’s of twins.