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Preparing Teachers for the Unexpected

Up-and-coming teachers are receiving training that leaves them ill-equipped to handle the unexpected challenges they will encounter in the classroom, says APS Fellow Daniel Willingham. … More

  • The second language learning literature emphasizes comprehension for language learning, but memory research suggests that producing the language is just as important for learning... More

    Balancing Speaking and Listening for Language Learning

    The second language learning literature emphasizes comprehension for language learning, but memory research suggests that producing the language is just as important for learning... More

  • Principals’ values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students’ own values, research shows... More

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    School Principals Shape Students’ Values Via School Climate

    Principals’ values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students’ own values, research shows... More

  • Efforts focused on increasing students' interest in STEM often take place within the classroom, but findings suggest that parents can play an important role in these efforts... More

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    Want to Get Teens Interested in Math and Science? Target Their Parents

    Efforts focused on increasing students' interest in STEM often take place within the classroom, but findings suggest that parents can play an important role in these efforts... More

  • Students who consistently receive individualized reading instruction from first through third grade become better readers than those who don’t, researchers find... More

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    Kids’ Reading Success Boosted by Long-Term Individualized Instruction

    Students who consistently receive individualized reading instruction from first through third grade become better readers than those who don’t, researchers find... More

  • Students who use hands-on approaches to test or demonstrate scientific concepts understand the concepts more deeply and score better on science tests... More

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    Getting Hands-On Deepens Science Learning

    Students who use hands-on approaches to test or demonstrate scientific concepts understand the concepts more deeply and score better on science tests... More

  • A comprehensive research report provides an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps... More

    Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

    A comprehensive research report provides an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps... More

  • Children with extraordinary academic talents should receive the kind of coaching and training opportunities that are typically reserved for performance and athletic abilities, researchers argue. ... More

    Rethinking Gifted Education Policy – A Call to Action

    Children with extraordinary academic talents should receive the kind of coaching and training opportunities that are typically reserved for performance and athletic abilities, researchers argue. ... More

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