What Kids Feel Entering a Third COVID School Year (And How to Help Them Through It)
Most kids are now in their third year of school during the pandemic. It’s been a time of ups and downs; adjustments and re-adjustments. Some have flourished in online school and want to stay home
Parents Are Losing Their Minds Over Masks in Schools
On the first day of school last week, Kelly Carothers picked up her 5-year-old twins from the bus stop and noticed that the kids weren’t wearing their masks. “It’s hot on the bus,” they explained
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on the effect of smartphone use on academic performance, memory for stressful events, posture and Stroop effect, immunity and cognition, number perception, decisions in loss and gain domains, the protective effect of positivity on memory decline.
School Wasn’t So Great Before COVID, Either
The litany of tragedies and inconveniences visited upon Americans by COVID-19 is long, but one of the more pronounced sources of misery for parents has been pandemic schooling. The logistical gymnastics necessary to balance work and
When so Many School Children Can’t Read, It’s Time To Do Something Different
APS Member/Author: Angeline Lillard More than half of Texas third graders cannot read at grade level. Might they do better with an entirely different educational approach? Typically we teach children to read, beginning in preschool
A Lack of Background Knowledge Can Hinder Reading Comprehension
Students may find a topic difficult to understand if their background knowledge doesn’t pass a certain threshold, but a quick test can help identify those students who are at risk of falling behind.