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How to Make Learning More Effective

How to Make Learning More Effective

Engaging students in these activities resulted in improved academic performance compared to traditional lectures, lessons or readings.

Flickering Screens May Help Children With Reading and Writing Difficulties

Flickering Screens May Help Children With Reading and Writing Difficulties

Children with reading and writing difficulties who are presented with text on screens with flickering white noise both read better and remember what they have read better.

Dyslexia: When Spelling Problems Impair Writing Acquisition

Dyslexia: When Spelling Problems Impair Writing Acquisition

When children cannot quickly and accurately write letters, they also have problems with spelling and written language.

3 Key Skills for Promoting Numeracy in Young Children

3 Key Skills for Promoting Numeracy in Young Children

What are the fundamental skills that young children need to develop at the start of school for future academic success? While a large body of res...

Researchers Find What Motivates Young Children to Learn

Researchers Find What Motivates Young Children to Learn

The study focused on how children’s knowledge level influences what information they find interesting. The findings suggest that children are not simply attracted to information by its novelty.

Thinking in 3D Improves Mathematical Skills

Thinking in 3D Improves Mathematical Skills

New research suggests that there is a strong correlation between early spatial skills and the comprehension of mathematical concepts later.

Leaving Kids to Fight It Out On Their Own

Leaving Kids to Fight It Out On Their Own

Zero to minimal intervention during conflict among children is a characteristic of the mimamoru approach practiced in Japanese schools to foster the voluntary participation of kids in their learning.

Youngest Children in Class Are More Likely to Be Diagnosed with a Learning Disability

Youngest Children in Class Are More Likely to Be Diagnosed with a Learning Disability

Children born in December are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with a learning disorder as those born in January. 

Exercise Aids the Cognitive Development of Children Born Preterm

Exercise Aids the Cognitive Development of Children Born Preterm

A premature start in life can cause problems even into teenage years. A recent study indicates that training motor skills in these children helps even when they are older.

Connecting the Dots Between Engagement and Learning

Connecting the Dots Between Engagement and Learning

Changes in internal states -- such as arousal, attention, and engagement -- causes behavior changes and may help you quickly learn and master new skills.

Read to Succeed -- in Math

Read to Succeed -- in Math

He tried to identify dyslexia based on how the brain is wired for reading. Instead he found that the way the brain is wired for reading is actually influencing math ability.

Infants Capable of Complex Babble May Grow into Stronger Readers

Infants Capable of Complex Babble May Grow into Stronger Readers

Infants' early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study from Florida State University.