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Flashcards vs Songs: What's Best for Math Fact Fluency?

Flashcards vs Songs: What's Best for Math Fact Fluency?

Fluently retrieving simple multiplication facts improves overall math scores but how can students best reach this fluency?

Gut-Brain Connection: How Hunger Effects Decision Making

Gut-Brain Connection: How Hunger Effects Decision Making

How a hunger hormone in the gut can directly impact the brain and influence activity. 

What an Animated Taco Reveals About Curiosity and Patience

What an Animated Taco Reveals About Curiosity and Patience

New research shows how curiosity can prioritize the journey over the outcome.

High Engagement, High Return: The Secret to Student Success

High Engagement, High Return: The Secret to Student Success

What researchers found when they observed real classroom tasks and coded them for student engagement. 

The Most Significant Predictor of Writing Ability

The Most Significant Predictor of Writing Ability

Researchers discover the key to closing the achievement gap in English learners' writing abilities.

Research Casts Doubt on This Longtime Academic Practice

Research Casts Doubt on This Longtime Academic Practice

This longtime academic practice has no impact—positive or negative—on reading development for elementary school students.

NeuroNet in the News: Shaping Brighter Futures in South Africa

NeuroNet in the News: Shaping Brighter Futures in South Africa

How three primary schools in South Africa are using NeuroNet programs to make strides in education.

Early Self-Regulation Boosts Children’s Educational Success

Early Self-Regulation Boosts Children’s Educational Success

Teaching children how to manage their attention and impulses in primary school had a positive long-term effect on their later educational success.

Playing with Dad Now Boosts Kids Grades Later

Playing with Dad Now Boosts Kids Grades Later

Fathers can give their children an educational advantage at primary school by reading, drawing and playing with them at an early age.

How Dopamine Hacks Decision Making

How Dopamine Hacks Decision Making

New insight into how dopamine controls learning and decision-making processes.

Whether a Task Feels ‘Easy’ or ‘Hard’ May Be Due to Dopamine

Whether a Task Feels ‘Easy’ or ‘Hard’ May Be Due to Dopamine

Why do physical efforts feel “easy” to some and exhausting to others? It may come down to the brain chemical dopamine (and why that matters).

Are You Playing the Best Games for Boosting Math Skills?

Are You Playing the Best Games for Boosting Math Skills?

Board games are already known to enhance learning and development including reading and literacy. Which ones help boost math skills?