NW Noggin gathers graduates and undergraduates in psychology, neuroscience, and art from the Portland, Oregon, area to design and deliver their own multiweek programs on the brain and behavior for students in public schools.
Guide Your Students to Become Better Research Consumers
It’s the first day of class. Students read a popular press clipping about a study (Something like, “Eat dessert for breakfast to lose weight” or “Facebook can raise your self-esteem” or “Why we lie”) and
The Science of Addiction
Growing up in poor urban neighborhood, Carl Hart watched crack cocaine ravage the lives of his relatives. Early in his research career, Hart set out to find a neurological cure for chemical addiction. But as
A Study Seeks to Determine What Makes Prekindergarten Successful
The New York Times: The teacher held up a card with a number on it, then looked at the 4-year-olds waving their hands eagerly in front of her. “Anderson,” she said, calling on a small
The poor neglected gifted child
The Boston Globe: In 1971, researchers at Johns Hopkins University embarked on an ambitious effort to identify brilliant 12-year-olds and track their education and careers through the rest of their lives. The Study of Mathematically
Does Teaching Kids To Get ‘Gritty’ Help Them Get Ahead?
NPR: It’s become the new buzz phrase in education: “Got grit?” Around the nation, schools are beginning to see grit as key to students’ success — and just as important to teach as reading and