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December 3, 2020

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Young children who have experienced compassionate love and empathy from their mothers may be more willing to turn thoughts into action by being generous to others, a ...

Air Pollution Spikes Linked to Lower Test Scores for Salt Lake County Third Graders

More frequent exposure to air pollution spikes were associated with reduced test scores for third graders in Salt Lake County. Schools with a higher ...

Study Shows Strong Links Between Music and Math, Reading Achievement

A music educator thought that if he could just control his study for the myriad factors that might have influenced previous ones - race, income, education, etc. -- he could disprove the notion of a ...

Preschool Children Can't See the Mountains for the Cat

Imagine seeing an image of a cat in front of a wide scene of mountains and being told just to remember the mountains if you saw them in a later picture. As an adult, that's not hard to do. But a new ...
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Kids' TV Teaching Children Wrong Lessons About Pain

New analysis of children's TV and film suggests that too often it portrays pain as something arising only through violent act or injury when instead it could do more to educate young people ...

How We Learn Words and Sentences at the Same Time

How people work out the meanings of new words has been revealed by researchers, who say this is similar to the way in which young children learn language. The researchers said: ''A lot of ...

Learning a New Language Changes the Brain's Division of Labor

Learning a language later in life changes how the two halves of the brain contribute. As skills improve, language comprehension changes hemisphere specialization, but production does not, according ...

Children With a Migration Background Often Misdiagnosed as Having an 'Impairment of Language Acquisition'

Around 45% of children in Austrian day nurseries have a first language other than German. Those who our experiencing difficulty in learning the second language are often diagnosed as having a ...

Teacher Quality Scores Change Depending on Students, School

School districts across the U.S. are increasingly using student test scores to rate the effectiveness of teachers, but a new study found that the scores have less to do with individual teachers and ...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: How US Universities Responded

A new study finds that the large majority of universities studied made quick announcements following the World Health Organization's pandemic ...

Study Finds Surprising Diversity in Early Child Care

A new study of kindergarteners in one Midwestern state identified seven different pathways the children took in their early education and care before arriving at school. The researchers were ...

Remote Learning Adds Pressure for Teachers Who Work Second Shift as Mothers

The transition to remote learning coupled with an unequal distribution of second-shift responsibilities has placed teachers who are also mothers under immense stress, according to new ...

Trees Set Sixth-Graders Up for Success

The transition to middle school is undeniably tough for many sixth-graders, even in the best of times. Mounting academic demands, along with changes in peer dynamics and the onset of puberty, result ...

A Brief Pilot Intervention Enhances Preschoolers' Self-Regulation and Food Liking

Mindfulness training and engaging in classroom-based games can influence self-regulation and food liking when introduced during the preschool years according to a new ...

Conflicts in Kindergarten Can Reduce Children's Interest in Reading and Math

Teacher-perceived conflict predicts lower interest and pre-academic skills in math and literacy among kindergarteners, a new study ...

Two Motivational Artificial Beings Are Better Than One for Enhancing Learning

Researchers have found that offline consolidation of a motor task was enhanced by praise delivered by robots, whether they were presented on a screen or were physically present. Further, simultaneous ...

New Study Reveals Poisoning Exposures in Australian Schools

New research has found poisoning exposures in children and adolescents while at school are relatively common and appear to be increasing, highlighting the need for more robust prevention ...

Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Linked With Child IQ

A study showed that mothers' vitamin D levels during pregnancy were associated with their children's IQ, suggesting that higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may lead to greater childhood ...

Starting Kindergarten on the Right Foot

Going into kindergarten already well-prepared gives a child advantagesgives a child many advantages later in life and lowers costs for society in the long term, researchers in Canada ...

AI Teachers Must Be Effective and Communicate Well to Be Accepted

The increase in online education has allowed a new type of teacher to emerge -- an artificial one. But just how accepting students are of an artificial instructor remains to be seen. That's why ...

Positive Student-Teacher Relationships Benefit Students' Long-Term Health, Study Finds

Teens who have good, supportive relationships with their teachers enjoy better health as adults, according to new research. Perhaps surprisingly, although friendships are important to adolescents, ...

Cut Chores and Kill Chill Time: New Advice to Boost Children's Academic Achievement

Determining a child's best daily balance of sleep, activity and relaxation can be a challenge, but if you're hoping to improve their academic results, then it's time to cut back on ...

Study Helps Explain Why Motivation to Learn Declines With Age

Neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit critical for learning to make decisions that require evaluating the cost or reward of an action. They showed this circuit is negatively affected by ...

Nudges Fail More Often Than Is Reported

New research has shown that despite the widespread use of behavioral interventions across society, failed interventions are surprisingly ...

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