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Joy is a Basic Skill in Secondary Reading

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I have a policy of not talking about studies I'm engaged in before they are done and available, but I have an observation to make that just won't wait...

Trans-Atlantic Concord: Tutoring by Paraprofessionals Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Proven tutoring models of all types should be a standard offering for every school. More research is always needed to find more effective and cost-effective strategies. But there is no reason whatsoever not to use what we have now.

Evidence-Based vs. Evidence-Proven

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.18.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Way back in 2001, when we were all a lot younger and more naïve, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). It had all kinds of ideas in it, some better than others. The emphasis on research was certainly novel, and even revolutionary in many ways.

Hard to Think Straight: Processing Prejudice

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.21.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

It seems that when we perceive and process other people with ease, we judge them favorably. When we have difficulty -- for whatever reason -- we judge them negatively.

Conquering The Holy Grail Of Second Language Fluency

Sarah Wike Loyola | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Sarah Wike Loyola

Imagine that you progressed through upper-level Spanish in high school, studied 3 additional semesters of Spanish in college, and you are just back from a semester in Madrid. What next?

Tower of Babble

Julie Gray | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Julie Gray

Recently I began to study in Israel's famed Ulpan Hebrew immersion classes. There are those who say that Hebrew isn't that difficult to learn but they are liars.

Thinking Out of the Box: How Physical Experience Enhances Creativity

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Something as simple as gesturing with alternate hands, or literally getting out of the box, may eliminate unconscious barriers that restrict thinking.