Psychology and Neuroscience

Autonomy, Belongingness, and Engagement in School

Author: Mark J. Van Ryzin, Amy A. Gravely and Cary J. Roseth

Summary: A powerful study connected to self-determination theory and student motivation, this study demonstrates the link between school culture and adolescent adjustment. It makes the case that if schools support student... Read on...

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Brain Facts: Learning, Memory, and Language

Author: Society for Neuroscience

Summary: A short and helpful primer on how the brain develops and learns. This is the basis for the broad research into neuroscience and it's implications for educational practice. Educators and researchers ought to understand... Read on...

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Summary: CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a set of... Read on...

National Center on Universal Design for Learning

Summary: Founded in 2009, the National UDL Center supports the effective implementation of UDL by connecting stakeholders in the field and providing resources and information about advocacy, implementation, research, and other... Read on...

National Urban Alliance

Summary: The NUA's mission is to substantiate an irrefutable belief in the capacity of all public school children to achieve the high intellectual performances demanded by our ever changing global community. Our focus is teacher... Read on...

Neuro Myths: Separating Fact and Fiction in Brain-Based Learning

Author: Sara Bernard

Summary: This is a helpful introduction to the findings and educational implications of neuroscience and brain research. While stating that neuroscience is a new field and that educators and policy-makers ought to tread... Read on...

Oregon Social Learning Center

Summary: The Oregon Social Learning Center is a non-profit, collaborative, multidisciplinary research center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy... Read on...

Self-Determination Theory

Author: Edward Deci & Richard Ryan, et al

Summary: One of most powerful research fields that support the practices of democratic education, the tremendous number of studies within Self-Determination Theory demonstrate the value of settings that provide young people with... Read on...

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Strong Connections at School Can Lead to Healthier Choices

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Summary: The studies referenced here demonstrate the importance of students being connected to their school, both for social and developmental benefits as well as student achievement. School Connectedness is described in these... Read on...

The Creativity Crisis

Author: Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Newsweek

Summary: This article makes a strong case for schools to support the development of creativity and innovative thinking in young people. The piece cites research showing the decline of creativity on specialized assessments and... Read on...

The Neuroscience of Joyful Education

Author: Judy Willis

Summary: In this article in Educational Leadership, neurologist and educator Judy Willis explains how brain research shows that engaging, relevant, and stress-reduced environments promote more effective learning and higher... Read on...

The Positive Impact of Social and Emotional Learning for Kindergarten to Eighth-Grade Students

Author: John Payton, Roger P. Weissberg, Joseph A. Durlak, Allison B. Dymnicki, Rebecca D. Taylor, Kriston B. Schellinger, Molly Pachan

Summary: This review summarizes the vast research and many benefits of social and emotional learning (SEL). It finds that SEL programs improved students' social-emotional skills, attitudes about self and others, connection to... Read on...

Youth Development and the Arts in Non-School Hours

Author: Shirley Brice Heath and Elizabeth Soep

Summary: There are an abundance of theories about why the arts should be in young people's lives. This article summarizes a decade of research by a team of anthropologists in after-school programs considered high quality by... Read on...

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