Archives – June 2014

June 27, 2014

Study: Poverty Affects Cognitive Capacity

Making ends meet takes a toll on the brain power of those in poverty, a 2013 study says. Financial stress led to a 13-point drop in IQ, which, according to one of the researchers, is equivalent to losing a whole…

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June 24, 2014

The Most Important Question in Math Class

“Did you solve the problem?” Our expert teachers ask this question constantly not because the answer matters but because the process of evaluating your own work and progress does. Metacognition sometimes creates excitement like this. Cognitive psychologists refer to this…

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June 6, 2014

Three Questions with Dr. Bror Saxberg

Dr. Bror Saxberg, an expert in learning engineering, oversees the research and development of innovative learning strategies, technologies, and products for Kaplan, Inc., a multi-billion dollar education company that serves more than one million students every year. Last week, while…

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June 4, 2014

How to Make Your Interventions Efficient and Effective

The most effective blended learning classrooms run on high-quality interventions. The personal instruction, either one-on-one or in small groups, provides another layer of individualization for students, made even more powerful with the student data blended learning programs provide. Teachers, unburdened…

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