Six things to know about your brain to become an expert. Enjoying the process of Learning. Details Created on Monday, 23 January 2012 18:38 Written by Karen Green.
How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies. Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early. As the lazy days of summer give way to the painful reality of pre-dawn alarms, many kids are beginning their descent into chronic school-year sleep deprivation.
The median school start time in this country is 8 a.m. But this fall, some schools, including a handful of elementary schools in New York City, will ring their first bell up to 40 minutes earlier than they did last year in order to accommodate curricular demands. These early school start times result in sleepy kids and frustrated parents. But, as of Monday, those kids and parents have the formidable weight of the American Academy of Pediatrics on their side. The organization released a new policy statement saying that “insufficient sleep in adolescents [is] an important public health issue that significantly affects the health and safety, as well as the academic success, of our nation’s middle and high school students.”
New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed. Arten Popov Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles.
And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential. The new research involves larger, more rigorous field trials that provide some of the first evidence that the social psychology strategy can be effective when implemented in schools on a wide scale. How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits. How Google Impacts The Way Students Think. How Google Impacts The Way Students Think by Terry Heick It’s always revealing to watch learners research.
When trying to understand complex questions often as part of multi-step projects, they often simply “Google it.” Why Each Year Seems to Disappear More Quickly Than the Last. For most people, each passing month of their lives seems to feel shorter than the previous.
Many of us can’t believe that stores are already starting to display Christmas products, and if you’re writing a check, you might still catch yourself writing 2013 when 2014 is nearly over. All clocks follow the same 12 hour / 60 minute symmetry, yet studies suggest that as we get older, we don’t experience time the same way. And there are many theories that explain why it feels like time speeds up as we grow older. Many psychologists believe that as we age, our perception of time begins to accelerate versus time actually speeding up. Studies indicate that biological changes in the human body that happen as it ages, such as reduced dopamine production in the brain, impact our internal clock. Dressing Up the Brain: Wearing a Suit Makes You Think Differently. Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes?
Go on? Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently. A new study looks specifically at how formal attire changes people's thought processes. “Putting on formal clothes makes us feel powerful, and that changes the basic way we see the world,” says Abraham Rutchick, an author of the study and a professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge. Teachers Top 100 Books for Children. The following list was compiled from an online survey in 2007.
Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for children. How To Master Your Time. We think more rationally in a foreign language. One of psychology's major contributions has been to document the myriad ways our thinking is sent haywire by a series of biases.
Investigations into the ways and means to combat these biases have lagged behind, but that's starting to change. Now a team of researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that people are immune to two key biases when they think in their second, less familiar language. Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management. Image credit: iStockphoto Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S.
Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have written several books, including Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice. Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, according to Penn State researchers.
"Learning and practicing something, for instance a second language, strengthens the brain," said Ping Li, professor of psychology, linguistics and information sciences and technology. "Like physical exercise, the more you use specific areas of your brain, the more it grows and gets stronger. " Li and colleagues studied 39 native English speakers' brains over a six-week period as half of the participants learned Chinese vocabulary.