Category – Education Research

September 1, 2016

New Publication: Design Study on Reasoning Mind’s Approach to Implementation

Stock Image of a Research Paper - A New Publication in the International Journal of Designs for Learning Has Been Published on Reasoning Mind.

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A new design study published in Indiana University’s International Journal of Designs for Learning  looks at Reasoning Mind’s approach to school support and implementation fidelity. Reasoning Mind recently worked with nonprofit research institute SRI International to conduct a “design study” on…

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March 16, 2015

Why Frustration is Good For You

Do you ever get that “aha!” feeling after finally finding all the answers to a sudoku puzzle? Or even finding the right route on a map when you’re lost? It turns out that this process – the frustration and irritation…

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January 27, 2015

For Students, Failure Matters More Than You Think

While many think that confidence from previous successes encourages students to persist through challenges, it’s actually the way they think about their failures that makes a difference. Research by social psychologist Carol Dweck demonstrates that students who learn to view…

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January 21, 2015

Why Having Multiple Motives Can Harm Learning

When students love learning, it shows. They question, comment, and ponder, seeking to understand why or how things came to be. But what would happen if these students received pizza parties every time they got A’s on exams, or received…

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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 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 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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