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LearningRx Brain Training Changes Behavior and Cognition for Children With ADHD - Press Release

<b>New Research Shows Learning Rx Cognitive Training Transfers to Cognitive and Behavioral Improvements</b><p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - July 2, 2018 - …

LISTEN: What teachers need to know about dyslexia and supporting dyslexic students

“People used to think dyslexia was a clear-cut syndrome with signs and syndromes like a medical disease, but it is actually much more like blood …

Want Some New Books for Your Summer Vacation? Bill Gates Recommends You Pack Any of These 5

This summer's recommendations by the billionaire founder and philanthropist tackle some big questions.<p>Bill Gates is a voracious reader of massive proportions. According to an interview he had with the <i>New York Times</i>, he devours about 50 books per year.<p>Unlike the one or two books I pack when …

How to Encourage Creative Problem-Solving: The Finnish Model

<i>Editor's Note: Janet English,</i> <i>Academic Coach for El Toro High School in California</i><i>, spent six months in Finland on a</i> <i>Fulbright Distinguished Award in</i> …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

How to Improve Reading Comprehension in Students With ADHD

Reading comprehension can sometimes be a challenge for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In order to grasp reading …

Explainer: what's the difference between formative and summative assessment in schools?

The recent Gonski report argues Australia needs assessment and reporting models that capture both achievement progress and long-term learning …

Child Behavior Problems: What's Normal and What Isn't

Children are supposed to break the rules sometimes. Testing limits is how they learn about themselves and the world. The consequences you give them …

Parenting

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Helping Students with Learning Disabilities to Succeed in School

Students enter the classroom with a wide range of abilities and skill levels. For this reason, most educators know that they will sometimes need to …

Four games for vocabulary development

In this post, we’ll share four classroom games that we also find effective in teaching vocabulary to English Language Learners.<p><b>Nine Box Grid</b><p>We use …

The Logical-Mathematical Learning Style

The logical-mathematical learning style is one of eight types of learning styles, or intelligences, defined in developmental psychologist Howard …

Mathematics

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Changing students' attitudes to mathematics improves test scores: Study shows for first time that a free, online course can change students' mindsets towards their mathematical abilities, leading to increased academic achievement

Study shows for first time that a free, online course can change students' mindsets towards their mathematical abilities, leading to increased …

Why So Many Gifted Yet Struggling Students Are Hidden In Plain Sight

Scott Barry Kaufman was placed in special education classes as a kid. He struggled with auditory information processing and with anxiety.<p>But with the support of his mother, and some teachers who saw his creativity and intellectual curiosity, Kaufman ended up with degrees from Yale and Cambridge.<p>Now …

Education

EEG signals accurately predict autism as early as 3 months of age: Early diagnosis by 'digital biomarkers' may allow early intervention, better outcomes

Early diagnosis by 'digital biomarkers' may allow early intervention, better outcomes<p>Autism is challenging to diagnose, especially early in life. A …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for balsamic braised onion tart with blue cheese

My first job in food was at a deli on Great Portland Street in London. Adjoining it was a bakery where, every afternoon, chef Angus would make puff pastry for the following day’s croissants, some filled with gruyere cheese, others homemade almond paste or Valhrona chocolate. Sadly, I have neither …

Blue Cheese

Teaching pupils how they learn boosts progress by seven months

Getting pupils to think more about how they learn can boost their academic progress by seven months, according to new guidance.<p>The government-backed …

Pedagogy

The Value of Failing

A new research center at Columbia University is committed to figuring out how to turn failure into success.<p>Every kid has that moment when she realizes that the adults she admires aren’t perfect. Few children ever learn, however, that the same is true for the inventors and intellectual giants whose …

Education

There Are a Ton of Fascinating 2018 Movies Hiding on Netflix Right Now

Netflix is a fantastic place to find movies you've been eager to see, as well as original films. This year alone has brought dozens of new ones to add to our must-see list! From creepy thrillers to laugh-out-loud comedies, it's no wonder why we would rather spend our weekends bingeing on the couch. …

The compelling case for being an ‘intentionally lazy’ parent

By Scott Lutostanski<p>Last year, I was working with Charlie, a typical kid. He was a bright student, taking a few honors classes and scoring around the 90th percentile on standardized tests. He ran cross-country in the fall and played lacrosse in the spring. He had a group of close buddies that he …

Teaching

5 years younger? We take an exclusive look at the latest £38 wrinkle serum by No7

Beauty halls, e-tailers and high street stores are seemingly - and endlessly - awash with new creams and serums that claim face-changing results. They seldom deliver. However when No7 - the exclusive skincare and make-up brand in Boots pharmacies across the UK - launches something new, we …

Skin Care

“I was scared to death but I’ve never felt more alive!” Tourist gets shock of life when cheetah climbs INSIDE jeep during safari

A safari lover got more than he bargained for when a cheetah climbed into his car for a sniff around.<p>On a spring break in the Serengeti earlier this …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Weekend Recipe: Wholesome Carrot, Apple and Oatmeal Muffins

If you crave a quick and healthy breakfast or snack on the run, then these wholesome muffins hit the spot in every way. They are packed with fiber …

Childhood Roots of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

It’s estimated that up to 6% of the US population has narcissistic personality disorder (narcissism for short), which is more common in men and has …

Psychology

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …