Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten – in basic math, reading, even friendship and cooperation – the more likely they will succeed in those same areas in school. Hence, “kindergarten readiness” is the goal of many preschool programs, and a motivator for many parents. Now it’s time to add language to that mix of skills, says a new University of Washington-led study. Continue reading “Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix”
We recently travelled to China to see how schools in Beijing are using NeuroNet, as well as to share the science behind NeuroNet with parents and teachers in Shanghai.
Curious children are better able to grasp basic math and reading, according to a new study investigating a possible link between curiosity and early academic success among young children. Continue reading “Curiosity is key to early childhood success in math and reading”
Study confirms gender differences in how teachers perceive playfulness — and provides insights into the potentially damaging effects of discouraging playful behavior in the classroom. Continue reading “Class clowns: Playful boys viewed more negatively than playful girls, study finds”
Cognitive skills developed from music lessons appear to transfer to unrelated subjects, leading to improved academic performance. Continue reading “Music lessons improve children’s cognitive skills and academic performance”
While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school. Continue reading “Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates”
Third-graders who spend a class session in a natural outdoor setting are more engaged and less distracted in their regular classroom afterward than when they remain indoors, scientists found in a new study.
Younger primary school children are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their older peers within the same school year, new research has shown.
Students who attend a middle school compared to a K-8 school are likely to have a lower perception of their reading skills, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study.
An international team of researchers reports that when children are praised for being smart not only are they quicker to give up in the face of obstacles they are also more likely to be dishonest and cheat. Kids as young as age 3 appear to behave differently when told “You are so smart” vs “You did very well this time.”