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student-centered learning

(Infographic) Putting Students at The Center

from Studentsatthecenter.org We know that each student is unique, but what about each student’s brain? This new Students at the Center infographic from Christina Hinton and JFF(Jobs For the Future) draws on the research from Mind, Brain, and Education to depict the brain science behind student-centered approaches to learning. Check out more resources about Putting Students at the… Read More ›

Which Study Strategies Are Proven Effective by Psychological Science ?

(Press Release from Association for Psychological Science) Report finds several popular study strategies are ineffective; effective study strategies are underused Students everywhere, put down those highlighters and pick up some flashcards! Some of the most popular study strategies — such as highlighting and even rereading — don’t show much promise for improving student learning, according to… Read More ›

better learner

15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners

The student’s eyes drift to the classroom window and the teacher’s voice fades from consciousness. The daydream begins. It’s a familiar scene, one we have likely both experienced as students and struggled against in our students as teachers. But daydreaming is not what it might seem. Recent research in both psychology and neuroscience makes clear… Read More ›

brain-based learning

Making, Playing, Learning and Working Memory

Working memory measures potential to learn, and can be crucial in supporting classroom achievement, says Tracy Packiam Alloway. She researches working memory at the University of North Florida and has developed the world’s first standardised working memory tests for educators. Her latest book is an edited collection, Working Memory: The Connected Intelligence, published by Psychology Press…. Read More ›

Educational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need to Know About How Students Learn

What makes a teacher successful?Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge into another person is what makes an excellent instructor stand out. What good is it if a teacher has all the facts, but cannot communicate them in a way that others can comprehend?… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).