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New Research on MultiTasking

Holidays seem to be times when multi-tasking is the order of the day — preparing holiday meals while keeping a mental list of what I need to get at the

Interview with David Shenk, The Genius in All of Us

When we read The Genius in All of Us earlier this year, we saw the nature vs. nurture debate being transformed before our eyes. Our understanding of prodigies like Mozart has changed forever. All of this is thanks to David Shenk.

The Road Less Traveled

Recent reforms aimed at increasing student achievement have focused primarily on what can be termed basic academic skills. A robust research base, however, tells us that student success in school requires a combination of social, emotional, and academic/cognitive competencies. This paper discusses and makes policy recommendations regarding how the developmental sciences can prepare Educators to improve student achievement.

Should We Match Teaching Styles to Learning Styles?

There has been much discussion over the years of multiple intelligences, and learning styles, and being right or left-brained. Often the identification of a particular style

Keeping the Promise of Accountability: Building Student Capacity

Accountability is, at heart, a promise and the promise in education today is that all students will graduate from high school ready for either college or a career. To accomplish that, schools must....