Folklore, Scientific Research, and Educational Practice

Professional folklore, such as beliefs about the best possible class size, drives much current educational policy and practice. This is not a condemnation, for folklore is the set of practical powerful beliefs about mysteries that emerge over time within an… Continue Reading →

The Day His World Stood Still: The Strange Story of “H.M.”

When twenty-seven year old Henry M. entered the hospital in 1953 for radical brain surgery that was supposed to cure his epilepsy, he was hopeful that the procedure would change his life for the better. Instead, it trapped him in… Continue Reading →

Number Blindness: A Hidden Challenge for Mathematics

Educators often worry that some students just don’t “get” math. In truth, some fundamental difficulties with math may be indicators of mild dyscalculia, or “number blindness.” It’s hard to imagine an aspect of daily life that is not touched by… Continue Reading →

What is Emotional Intelligence?

The emotional intelligence revolution has already impacted the education and corporate worlds. Is it possible that it is the answer we’ve been waiting for? IQ’s Shortcoming If there is anything close to a consensus in the understanding of intelligence, it… Continue Reading →

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

Learn more about Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences as it applies to education. This article explores an important part of implementing Gardner’s theory in the classroom: assessing students’ “intelligences profiles.” “If a child is not learning the way you are… Continue Reading →

The Emotional Brain

Find out what goes on to create human perception and experiences of emotion — and why? Emotions as they are experienced can be broken into three categories: primary emotions, secondary emotions, and background emotions. Primary emotions are experienced as a… Continue Reading →

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