Ready to Learn

As millions of children return to school, tips abound about best practices for supporting their learning process. Cover Image: iStock

Back to School—Don’t Forget to Pack Your Working Memory!

By Tracy P Alloway Ph.D.
As you get ready for school, don’t forget the most important learning tool.

Helping Your Child Transition To School

By Erlanger A Turner Ph.D.
Tips for parents on managing school anxiety

5 Steps to Prepare Your Toddler for College

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Helicopter parenting backfires when kids go to college.

How Travel Opens the Eyes, Minds, and Hearts of Youngsters

By Shimi Kang M.D.
A look at the incredible benefits of travel for children.

More Depressed Teachers, More Difficult Child Behavior

By David Rettew M.D.
The associations between teacher mood, classroom quality, and child behavior

Should Kids Diversify or Specialize After School?

By Hilary Levey Friedman Ph.D.
Both, because childhood is a buffet.

Back to School Anxiety

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPCS
Tips to help your teen overcome back to school fears and anxiety.

Bright Kids: America's Most Underserved Group

By Marty Nemko Ph.D.
We've redistributed nearly all resources for the gifted to low achievers.

What Is Education? Insights from the World's Greatest Minds

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Forty thought-provoking quotes about education.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Memory

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Things you can do to keep your memory sharp in today's distracting world

How Not To Raise a Generation of Quitters

By Rebecca Jackson
Lessons from The Learning Habit Study

Do Learning Styles Matter for Learning?

By Tracy P Alloway Ph.D.
When it comes to learning outcomes, what matters most for our students' success?

Why Writing by Hand Could Make You Smarter

By William R. Klemm Ph.D.
In surprising studies, researchers find benefits to setting keyboards aside.

Adolescence and the Transition to Middle School

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Come middle school, early adolescents collide with secondary education.

Children Teach Themselves to Read

By Peter Gray Ph.D.
The unschoolers' account of how children learn to read

Positive Psychology is Good for Your Student’s Brain II

By Patty O'Grady Ph.D.
The feeling brain

3 Things Not to Do for Raising a Smart Kid

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Good parents allow their kids time and mental space.

Does Matrimania Really Matter? The Case of Women and Their Disinterest in Science

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Still another dark side of romance

Can You Learn and Teach Self-Control?

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Two pathways to emotional health

Clear the Decks For a Fresh Start

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
How I won my war with clutter and how you can win yours

Memory Athlete Gimmicks for Memory Wimps. Tip 3: SVO

By William R. Klemm Ph.D.
Our default language structure can help us memorize easily.

The Double-Edged Sword of Giftedness, Part 1: Cognitive Traits

By Christopher Taibbi M.A.T.
Ah, William... HE knows that Robert E. Lee traveled with a pet hen...

Education: Class Dismissed

By Hara Estroff Marano
A school where kids can play all day?

Heart to Heart Talk

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D.
How do our internal organs communicate with each other, do they retain memory?