Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Goal of a Fit Mind

by Carissa Handrinos When most people think of the words “coach” or “trainer,” sports, not academics, usually come to mind. In preparation for a big game, athletes work with their coaches and trainers to achieve their highest potential. Trainers challenge … Continue reading

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Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Generation STEM is national research report investigating girls’ perceptions, attitudes, and interests in the subjects and general field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from the voices of girls themselves. The report consists of a literature review, as well … Continue reading

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Beyond SATs, Finding Success in Numbers

There’s more to a successful college career than good grades. A support system of peers — a posse — has helped young people thrive at some of the nation’s top universities. Tina Rosenberg writes in The New York Times blog: … Continue reading

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In Texas, a Backlash Against Student Testing

In a response to the No Child Left Behind Act passed in 2001, many administrators in education have turned to district and state-wide standardized testing to assess the progress and competency of the curriculum, the teachers, and the students.  However, … Continue reading

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Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

By Garth Sundem Wired.com January 29, 2012 Taking notes during class? Topic-focused study? A consistent learning environment? All are exactly opposite of the best strategies for learning. I recently had the good fortune to interview Robert Bjork, the director of … Continue reading

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The Persistence Of Memory

Neuroscientists report finding an important clue as to how our minds develop long-term memories, a newly identified type of robust protein that can not only turn itself on and off, it can direct other molecules to do the same. The … Continue reading

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