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Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment
Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study. (2019-10-15)
Irony and humour keep teenage #gymlads healthy on social media
Teenage boys rely on social media to access a wealth of information about living a healthy lifestyle -- but rather than being victims of online harms, such as an unhealthy body image obsession, the majority are able to use humour, irony and banter to navigate social media content. (2019-10-09)
Screening kindergarten readiness
University of Missouri College of Education researchers have found that a readiness test can predict kindergarteners' success in school after 18 months. (2019-10-08)
Growing minority of teachers in Northern Ireland working across sectarian divide
A study by researchers at the University of Ulster has found that more teachers in Northern Ireland than ever before are working across the sectarian divide, with teachers from Catholic communities working in Protestant schools and vice versa. (2019-10-06)
Rewarding teamwork is key to improving primary children's spelling, says study
Pupils do better in spelling tests if teachers reward them for team -- rather than individual -- performance, according to new findings published in the peer-reviewed journal Educational Psychology. (2019-10-03)
Teens share stories to deter other students from using tobacco
An innovative strategy called Teens Against Tobacco Use showed promise as an effective strategy to deter tobacco use in middle and high school students, according to a research study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. (2019-09-26)
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. (2019-09-17)
Study finds manufacturing, driving and cleaning jobs linked to the highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Professional drivers, manufacturing workers and cleaners have a threefold increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared with university teachers and physiotherapists, according to a new study presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and published in Diabetologia (the journal of EASD). (2019-09-17)
Quarter of teachers in England report 60-hour working week
The paper, published today and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is the first piece of research to look at data from more than 40,000 primary and secondary teachers in England collected between 1992 and 2017. (2019-09-17)
For kids who face trauma, good neighbors or teachers can save their longterm health
New research shows just how important positive childhood experiences are for long-term health, especially for those who experience significant adversity as a child. (2019-09-16)
Supporting menstruating girls: Are we making progress?
Attention to menstruation and its relationship to girls' schooling is gaining ground, yet many challenges remain. (2019-09-11)
Teens who don't date are less depressed and have better social skills
Adolescents who were not in romantic relationships during middle and high school had good social skills and low depression, and fared better or equal to peers who dated. (2019-09-06)
Students who do not date are not social misfits
Prior research identified four distinct dating trajectories from 6th to 12th grade: Low, Increasing, High Middle School, and Frequent. (2019-09-05)
Kids wore video cameras in their preschool class, for science
They may all be in the same classroom together, but each child in preschool may have a very different experience, a new study suggests. (2019-08-28)
Family-school engagement has specific perks for young students
Both elementary school children and middle school children are less likely to have concentration problems and behavioral issues at the end of a school year if their parents made a greater effort to be engaged with their schooling earlier in the year. (2019-08-27)
Early improvements in preschoolers' skills help explain long-term benefits of intervention
Current research findings are mixed as to whether preschool programs can improve individuals' outcomes in the long term, with some studies pointing to benefits years later and others showing a fadeout of cognitive gains as early as elementary school. (2019-08-27)
Junk food intake in children reduced by health education that addresses emotional issues
Teacher training followed by classroom education with information, activities, and emotional support improves lifestyles in teachers and students, according to research to be presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-08-23)
Psychology can help prevent deadly childhood accidents
Injuries have overtaken infectious disease as the leading cause of death for children worldwide, and psychologists have the research needed to help predict and prevent deadly childhood mishaps, according to a presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. (2019-08-10)
A growth mindset intervention can change students' grades if school culture is supportive
Boosting academic success does not have to derive from new teachers or curriculum; it can also come from changing students' attitudes about their abilities through a short online intervention, according to the latest findings from the National Study of Learning Mindsets published in Nature on Aug. (2019-08-07)
Questions during shared book reading with preschoolers need to be more challenging
When it comes to challenging young minds to grow language, asking how and why during shared book reading to preschoolers can be more beneficial, according to new research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-08-06)
'Fat suit' role play may help uncover medical student prejudices against obesity
Getting patients to wear an obesity simulation suit, popularly known as a 'fat suit', may prove a useful teaching aid and help to uncover medical student prejudice against obesity, suggests a proof of concept study published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-08-05)
Black male educators sound alarm regarding lack of diversity in P-12 classrooms
University of Phoenix and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) partnered to publish a white paper examining of the career trajectories of Black male educators in P-12 from three perspectives: recruitment, retention, and mobility. (2019-08-01)
PE fitness tests have little positive impact for students
A new study reveals that school fitness tests have little impact on student attitudes to PE -- contrary to polarized views on their merits -- and for many students, fitness testing during PE may be wasting valuable class time when used in isolation from the curriculum. (2019-07-30)
Students with a greater sense of school belonging are less likely to become bullies
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that students who feel a greater sense of belonging with their peers, family and school community are less likely to become bullies. (2019-07-30)
Study shows power of refocusing student stress in middle school transition
A new study by education researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that proactively addressing students' anxieties with clear and cost-effective messaging early in the school year can lead to a lasting record of higher grades, better attendance, and fewer behavioral problems for sixth graders embarking on their stressful first year of middle school. (2019-07-29)
Study: Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior
University of Illinois social work professor Kate Wegmann found in a new study that black middle school students receive fewer warnings from their teachers about misbehavior, giving them fewer opportunities to correct their behavior on their own before the consequences escalate to exclusionary punishments such as office referrals and expulsion. (2019-07-29)
Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions
When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. (2019-07-25)
Decades after a good-behavior program in grade school, adults report healthier, more successful lives
University of Washington researchers have found that that 'good life' in adulthood can start in grade school, by teaching parents and teachers to build stronger bonds with their children, and to help children form greater attachments to family and school. (2019-07-25)
School psychologists develop intervention to reduce hallway disruptions
A gamelike intervention developed by school psychology researchers in UT's College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences may help reduce hallway disruptions among elementary school children. (2019-07-22)
Teacher incentive programs can improve student achievement
Teacher incentive pay programs with a hybrid structure involving both individual and group incentives can have good results. (2019-07-22)
Teacher treatment of students factors into racial gap in school suspensions
An analysis led by Brown sociologist Jayanti Owens found that different treatment of black and white students accounted for half of the racial gap in school suspensions and expulsions among 5- to 9-year-old children. (2019-07-19)
Attitude towards new educational standards in Russia shows conflicting opinions
'The objective was to find out how ready the teachers are to implement the expected changes. (2019-07-10)
Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired
Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. (2019-06-27)
Helping physics teachers who don't know physics
A shortage of high school physics teachers has led to teachers with little-to-no training taking over physics classrooms, reports show. (2019-06-25)
Language-savvy parents improve their children's reading development, Concordia study shows
Parents with higher reading-related knowledge are not only more likely to have children with higher reading scores but are also more attentive when those children read out loud to them. (2019-06-14)
Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-06-12)
An hour or two of outdoor learning every week increases teachers' job satisfaction
A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers' job satisfaction. (2019-06-11)
Teens sleep longer, are more alert for homework when school starts later
Preliminary findings from a new study of middle school and high school students suggest that they got more sleep and were less likely to feel too sleepy to do homework after their district changed to later school start times. (2019-06-07)
Change agents: Education specialists a growing force at CSU campuses
An SDSU researcher's study finds science faculty with education specialties are having an increasing impact in K-12 and undergrad science education. (2019-06-05)
A student's disability status depends on where they go to school, PSU study finds
A new Portland State University study suggests that the likelihood of a child being classified with an educational disability depends on the characteristics of their school and how distinctive they are from their peers (2019-05-29)
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