Early Learning Programs Result in Greater Academic Achievement

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School readiness and early learning initiatives have been at the forefront of recent school policy concerns – and for good reason. A new study finds that developing children’s learning readiness before kindergarten could boost the overall educational development of students. Read more

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A Well-Rested Brain is a Well-Learned Brain

well-rested brainAllowing your brain to rest and reflect on the things you have just learned may help boost future learning, a new study shows. Read more

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Myths about the Brain can Hinder Teaching

myths about the brainAm I more left-brained or right-brained? Do I need to drink eight glasses of water to ensure my brain doesn’t shrink? Do I really only use 10 percent of my brain? Read more

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Does Eating Fruit Increase Creativity?

does eating fruit lead to creativitySteve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, swore by a fruit heavy diet and sometimes dabbled in fruitarianism (a diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds). Jobs often referred to his fruit-heavy diet as laying the foundation for his creativity and success. Read more

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There’s No Fooling a Preschooler

Exuding confidence when speaking is an important quality to possess; however, some people cross that fine line of exerting too much confidence so that their words and actions seem less trustworthy. New research shows preschoolers are able to pick up on these same vibes, as children are wary of people who make overly confident claims.

There’s No Fooling a PreschoolerThe study, published in PLOS One, suggests that by the age of five, children are able to decipher whether a person is trustworthy or not based on their exertion of confidence. Young children are often wary of the information provided by individuals who make overly-confident claims when speaking. Read more

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