Archives – November 2014

November 25, 2014

How to Support Reasoning Mind on Cyber Monday

The holiday season is just around the corner, which, for many, means foregoing the crowded malls and shopping online. But did you know that you can support your favorite charities while shopping online? When you shop at popular online retailer Amazon,…


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November 18, 2014

Study: Motivation, Not IQ, Predicts Math Learning

Add this to your list of reasons to ban “I’m not a math person” and similar excuses in your classroom. A 2012 study shows that for predicting growth in math achievement, motivation and study habits matter more than IQ. The…


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November 17, 2014

Love This Blog? Get It In Your Inbox Every Week

Our blog, covering everything from research-based classroom best practices to fun math activities to try at home, has amassed a following since launching in March of this year. Now, we are making it even easier to keep up to date…


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November 14, 2014

Teacher Expectations Make a Difference for Students, Study Finds

A study released last month shows that higher expectations of teachers correlate to later academic success of students. The longitudinal study, ” The Power of the Pygmalion Effect: Teacher Expectations Strongly Predict College Completion ,” from the Center for American Progress…


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November 11, 2014

Three Questions with Barbara Mullen

Barbara Mullen, Implementation Coordinator at Reasoning Mind, graduated from Northern Illinois University in Journalism and Public Relations, received a Master’s in Special Education at Quincy University, and her Ph.D in Special Education and Organizational Leadership from Capella University. Barbara spent the last seven years studying special…


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November 10, 2014

Why Teaching Students to Fail Well Matters

Failing almost never feels like a positive experience. But the way we react to failure can dramatically impact our ability to learn and how well we do on future tasks. According to research by social psychologist Carol Dweck, students who…


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November 5, 2014

Reasoning Mind Surprises Employee for 8-Year Work Anniversary

“Common Exclamations for 400: Two word phrase that communicates her university pride.” The North Texas office surprised Executive Director Diedre Douglas with a celebration for her eight years of service with Reasoning Mind last week. In addition to a Diedre-centered…


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