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Mindsets of successful students

Mindsets of Successful Students Think back to when you were a student. Was there a subject you particularly struggled with? Did it make you feel like you would never understand the topic? What thoughts and feelings did you experience during … Read More

The Development of Executive Function

The Development of Executive Function Executive functioning is a set of higher-order mental processes that facilitate goal-directed behavior and are critical to becoming a self regulated learner. It includes abilities like organization, time management, and impulse control, among many others. … Read More

How to improve executive function in students

How to Improve Executive Function in Students Executive functions are an essential set of skills for every student. It includes all the mental processes required to facilitate goal-directed behavior, like motivation, planning, emotional regulation, processing regulation, self-monitoring and self-regulation. Interestingly, … Read More

Why Memory Retrieval Matters in Education

Why Memory Retrieval Matters in Education Memory has long been disregarded in education despite the fact that it plays a crucial part in the learning process. Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, whose research focuses … Read More

Memory Retrieval Strategies

Memory Retrieval Strategies Memory retrieval refers to the process of reconstructing knowledge by pulling it out of long-term memory. Research shows that by shifting the focus from primarily storing information to actually recalling it (or retrieving it), students greatly improve … Read More

What does student motivation and engagement look like?

What does student motivation and engagement look like? Most people who have been at the front of a class or a lecture will agree that having a motivated and engaged group of students can make a big difference. Most likely … Read More

The Importance of Memory in Learning

The Importance of Memory in Learning In the last couple of decades, the importance of memory has been highly criticized and disregarded in education. On one hand, it is not uncommon for students to wonder why they would ever need … Read More

Student Motivation & Engagement: Key concepts

Student motivation & engagement: Key concepts When compared to engaged students, disengaged students are: 9 times more likely to get poor grades in school, 2 times more likely to miss significant amounts of school in the past year, and 2 … Read More

Fomentar el bienestar de los estudiantes con evidencia científicas

Fomentar el bienestar de los estudiantes con evidencia científica Imagina que estás en el colegio, haciendo un examen de esa asignatura que siempre te ha costado. Has estudiado mucho, pero sigues teniendo el temor persistente de que, como tantas otras … Read More

Support student wellbeing with scientific evidence

Support student wellbeing with scientific evidence Imagine you are at school, taking a test on that one subject that you always struggled with. You studied a lot but you still have the lingering fear that, like many times before, you … Read More