There has been much discussion in recent years about why East Asian children perform so well on international education tests. I’ve argued before that there...
Children’s Learning Styles
This series of 10 articles on ‘How Children Learn Best’ is written by Canadian Citizen Pat Kozyra who has been teaching in the classroom for... Read more
Working Together for Critical Thinking in Schools
One of the most desirable characteristics of school graduates is that they can think critically. This helps them individually and also helps the societies in... Read more
Does ‘Good Try’ Distract Children During Math?
Telling a child “Good try, but your answer is incorrect” when he or she gets a math problem wrong may seem helpful, but it may... Read more
Geocaching—a Win/Win for Artists, Farmers, Players
If you’ve never heard about geocaching and are interested in a new form of treasure-hunting, this relatively new hobby will definitely pique your interest. This... Read more
Too Many School Students Are Over-Confident
Many recent, large-scale and international studies confirm that there are things outside of a child’s natural intelligence that affect their academic performance. As well as... Read more
Just How Effective Are Language Learning Apps?
Around 70 million people – including Bill Gates – have signed up for the language learning app Duolingo. The app has received plenty of media... Read more
Give Students Diagrams Before the Lecture
Giving students illustrative diagrams that show relationships among key concepts before a lecture can boost their learning and recall, say researchers. The finding is especially... Read more
Will the ‘Right’ College Major Get You a Job?
A college education provides lots of benefits. Those benefits include acquiring skills, identifying interests, learning about others across time and space, and establishing personal and... Read more
Feet on Campus, Heart at Home: First-Generation College Students Struggle With Divided Identities
First-generation (FG) college students, or students whose parents have not earned a four-year degree, face unique psychological challenges. Although perhaps supportive of higher education, their... Read more
South Korean Universities Remain Challenging Places for Foreign Students and Faculty
Spurred on by a globalisation of higher education, over 4.5m students from around the world studied abroad in 2012, more than double the number of... Read more
Why Sounding out ‘C-a-t’ Gets Kids Ready to Read
Teaching young children phonics—the relationship of letters to sounds—primes the area of their brains wired for reading better than trying to teach them to memorize... Read more
A Dean’s Plea: Let Students Discover Knowledge Without Pressure to Impress
Is today’s competitive environment making high school students pursue a polished resume and not their passion? As a university vice president and an admissions dean,... Read more
What’s the Optimum Amount of Homework to Set a Teenager?
Coaxing teenagers to sit down and do their homework is never an easy task. But is it actually worth their while to slave away for... Read more
Students Are Opting out of Testing. How Did We Get Here?
“Opt Out,” a civil disobedience movement against state-mandated testing in elementary and secondary education, is growing rapidly across the United States. Last year, Opt Out... Read more
Why Children Should Pick Their Summer Reading
At the end of the school year, districts often send stacks of books home with their students in the hopes of combating the “summer slide”... Read more
Frequent Moves Make School Tough for Foster Kids
Foster children are four times more likely to move and change elementary schools during an academic year than children not in foster care. All those... Read more