Human Scale, Curiosity, and Technological Extensions: Part 1

Human Scale, Curiosity, and Technological Extensions: Part 1

We necessarily function at a human ability scale when we...
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No Learning without Peace

No Learning without Peace

In the relatively short time since the massacre at Columbine...
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Brain Development Study May Provide Some Help for Educators

Brain Development Study May Provide Some Help for Educators

It is well known that, compared to adults, children tend...
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Alcohol on the Mind: The Effects of Drinking on the Adolescent Brain

Alcohol on the Mind: The Effects of Drinking on the Adolescent Brain

Scientists have noted over the years a litany of consequences...
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Looking at Autism from the Inside

Looking at Autism from the Inside

Among teachers, parents, and therapists who are interested in autism,...
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The Drug of Choice: Caffeine and the Brain

The Drug of Choice: Caffeine and the Brain

Centuries of Craving Caffeine, particularly in the form of tea...
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Child and Brain: The Stages of Development

Child and Brain: The Stages of Development

The Apparent Race You're a proud new parent and you've...
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Bill Newsome’s Neural Basis of Behavior

Bill Newsome’s Neural Basis of Behavior

Dr. William Newsome is sitting at his PC computer grumbling....
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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic… and Neuroscience?

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic… and Neuroscience?

Education in the United States today is undergoing major reforms,...
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Stress: Interference to Learning

Stress: Interference to Learning

Taking a final exam can be a stressful experience for...
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Sleepyheads’ brains veer from restful path

Sleepyheads’ brains veer from restful path

Does sleep affect learning potential? New evidence is adding to...
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Do You See What I’m Saying? The Role of Gestures in Learning

Do You See What I’m Saying? The Role of Gestures in Learning

Recent research suggests that the gestures accompanying verbal speech convey...
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Child Prodigies

Child Prodigies

Recently there was a clever series of commercials that featured...
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Cognitive and Emotional Development in Children

Cognitive and Emotional Development in Children

In 1983, Howard Gardner rocked the education and social science...
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Tests + Stress = Problems For Students

Tests + Stress = Problems For Students

Intensive standardized testing not only causes stress in students, but...
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The Case Against Ritalin

The Case Against Ritalin

The decision to medicate a child with a behavioral disorder...
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Useful and Harmful Jargon

Useful and Harmful Jargon

Jargon is useful to some, confusing to others. At its...
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