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Friday, July 17, 2015

Today I am posting two articles, courtesy of ASCD. They both reflect important trends in education - neuroscience and social-emotional skills - and involve meta-cognition. Enjoy!

Schools tap neuroscience to help students succeed

School districts nationwide -- from Indiana to Georgia to Kentucky -- are incorporating principles of educational neuroscience into teaching and learning. Trends include teaching students about brain plasticity, incorporating relaxation into the school day and applying the "growth mindset" to instructional resources and professional development. District Administration magazine online (7/17)
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Social-emotional skills predict later success, study finds
Children laughing

Young children's social-emotional intelligence may correlate to success later in life, including fewer substance-abuse problems, according to a study of nearly 800 children over two decades. The findings suggest a need for emphasis on social-emotional learning in early-childhood programs, said lead author Damon Jones. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (7/16)
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