Two extraordinary resources on learning and the brain

This summer I am pleased to be working with a group of colleagues to evaluate some of the recent literature in neuroscience and behavioral psychology. Our goal has been to glean from the research what we might translate into practical strategies to support students who are struggling. More on that soon! For now, I highly recommend two “studies of studies” that are goldmines of information for all educators:

1. A University of Chicago report on non-cognitive factors affecting student performance.
2. A multi-authored article in Psychological Science in the Public Interest evaluating effective learning strategies for students.

Thanks to both sets of authors for evaluating seemingly inexhaustible realms of research. Food — no, a banquet — for thought.

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