Luke Fallon

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Report shows extent to which social background matters for academic success

Children of similar intelligence have very different levels of educational attainment depending on their social backgrounds, says a large-scale …

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Educators are also teaching learning strategies, helping students find out the best ways to not just learn content, but <i>how</i> to learn. Ideas like …

Young children quickly adopt ritualistic behavior

New psychology study shows even preschool children are quick to conform to ritualistic behavior while learning.

The building blocks of learning, literally

Simple toys like blocks feed into kids' spatial skill and offer a foundation for learning subjects like math and science, according to a new study.

The order of words: Understanding differences in how children and adults learn

There are words that convey a meaning, like verbs, nouns or adjectives, and others, like articles or conjunctions that sustain them, providing a …

5 Brilliant iPad Educational Apps For Design Learning

<b>5 Brilliant iPad Educational Apps For Design Learning</b><p>by <b>Brenna Loury</b>, Developer at Hop.in<p>The iPad is a device that inherently inspires creativity.<p>With …

10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching

by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>My first year of teaching was a blur.<p>At the time, it didn’t feel like a blur. It felt a joyous, adrenaline-fueled rush of lessons, …

Those Who Can't Teach

<b>Those Who Can’t, Teach</b><p>In the simple phrase, <i>Those who can’t, teach</i>, a lot is implied.<p>That there are professionals who seek success in certain …

Why I Hate School But Love Education

<b>Why I Hate School But Love Education</b><p>That “school,” as it is, could be improved isn’t a new argument.<p>How to make those improvements to revise our …

An Infographic That Summarizes Twitter For Teachers

We’ve got a guide to <b>twitter hashtags for education</b> that helps aggregate some of the must-know twitter tidbits. And of course, cybraryman has …

BBC Radio 4 - All in the Mind, Neuromyths in schools; psychosis and prisons; the case of HM

Education Neuromyths<p>Many teachers are interested in the workings of the brain and how neuroscience might help their students to learn. But new research suggests that like the rest of the us, teachers have picked up many myths about the mind. Common neuromyths in wide circulation are that children …

How the Brain Learns

<b>Give your brain knowledge a boost</b><p>David A. Sousa continues his successful tradition of translating current research findings into effective classroom …

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

<i>Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces:</i><p><b>25 Things</b> …

Pedagogy

Sport at competitive level improves the academic performance of secondary education students

Giving children non-verbal clues about words boosts vocabularies

The clues that parents give toddlers about words can make a big difference in how deep their vocabularies are when they enter school, new research …

Student engagement more complex, changeable than thought

A student who shows up on time for school and listens respectfully in class might appear fully engaged to outside observers, including teachers. But …

How sleep helps brain learn motor task

Sleep helps the brain consolidate what we've learned, but scientists have struggled to determine what goes on in the brain to make that happen for …

Mindfulness training improves attention in children

A short training course in mindfulness improves children’s ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better.

Learning cursive in the first grade helps students, Quebec study finds

By 2014, 45 American states will stop teaching cursive writing in favor of keyboard proficiency. In Quebec, there are no plans for the moment to …

Aerobic fitness boosts learning, memory in 9-10-year-old children

Physical fitness can boost learning and memory in children, particularly when initial learning on a task is more challenging.