THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Teacher hostility can dampen students' desire to learn and harm their grades.
That's the suggestion of a new study that included nearly 500 undergraduate students who watched either a lecture presented in a normal fashion or one in which the teacher was antagonistic, such as belittling students, showing favoritism or criticizing their input.
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Curious children do better in school, and this is especially true of youngsters from poorer families, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from 6,200 kindergartners across the United States and found that children from poorer families did worse overall on math and reading assessments. But those who were considered curious did as well as those from higher-income families.
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests.
In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in either yoga/mindfulness sessions for eight weeks, or to a control group that received usual care such as counseling and other activities from a school social worker.
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Researchers have found evidence to support what some parents and teachers call "the gift of time."
Turns out that teens who are old for their grade in school are more confident in their academic abilities and more likely to go to college. That finding comes from an analysis of data from 10,000 Australian students who were tracked for 10 years beginning at age 15.