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informED celebrates the 25th anniversary of the emergence of the field of neuroeducation with a list of the most significant findings in neuroscience education of the past 25 years.More
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Students at the Center authors Rochelle Gutiérrez (Latino/a and Black Students and Mathematics) and Eric Toshalis (Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice) weigh in as Harvard Education Letter author Laura Pappano explores changing the face of math.More
Education Week featured a fascinating piece on student motivation in their “Focus On” section. New Studies show that any stress or distraction takes up working memory and the ability to focus – which can contribute to what educators may misdiagnose as “boredom”. For more research on Motivation, see Eric Toshalis and Michael Nakkula’s paper on Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice.More
In a fortunate turn, advances in research and theory are emerging at a long-awaited moment in U.S. education: the agreement of 46 states and the District of Columbia to adopt the Common Core State Standards. The standards were developed with the recognition that global socioeconomic imperatives, combined with the dizzying pace of technological innovation, create new urgency for the development of engaging and challenging ways to educate our nation’s young people.More
Written by Cecilia Le and Rebecca E. Wolfe of Jobs for the Future for CompetencyWorks' blog "Learning from the Cutting Edge."More
"For the most part, teachers are not exposed systemically in a way that allows them to understand things like brain plasticity," said Michael J. Nakkula, the chairman of applied psychology and human development at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Mr. Nakkula is part of the Students at the Center project, a series of reports on teaching and learning launched this spring by the Boston-based nonprofit group Jobs for the Future.More
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The more educators give students choice, control, challenge, and opportunities to collaborate, the more motivated and engaged those students will be and the more they will learn, according to a new research paper from the innovative, cross-disciplinary project Students at the Center: Teaching and Learning in the Era of the Common Core. More
JFF announces the second 3 papers in the series of 9 for the Students at the Center project. This research shows the promise of new technologies and student-centered practices to reach underserved students. The papers on minority students and mathematics, literacy practices for African-American male youth, and education technology shed light on applying student-centered practices.More
JFF announces the first 3 papers in the series of 9 for the Students at the Center project. This launch refocuses reform debate on meeting individual needs to meet higher standards. The papers on teaching, school districts, and the brain in education explore how students learn best.More
Press release announcing the new Students at the Center series.More