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Watch out! Trigger warnings sign-post difficult material, giving the audience a chance to prepare. Mobilus In Mobili/Flickr

In praise of trigger warnings

In the fraught debate over trigger warnings in the university classroom, they are routinely associated with censorship and silencing. Yet for teachers, they can open up a discussion of difficult material – not suppress it.
Paper or tablet? Megan Trace

Do students lose depth in digital reading?

With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.
With our attention diverted, we’re no longer in the moment. 'Concert' via

What’s lost when we photograph life instead of experiencing it?

Whether it’s through Facebook or Snapchat, images and videos are changing how we communicate. But as words become more trivial, our attention, our creativity, and even our empathy may be at stake.
Arial font was as effective as Dyslexie front when the spacing of letters and words were enlarged. from

Spacing of letters, not shape of letters, slightly increases reading speed of those with dyslexia

A new font designed called 'Dyslexie' was labelled 'a breakthrough' by the media for reportedly being about to help increase the reading speed of those with dyslexia. But does it really work?
Six year olds are deciding whether they are good readers or not based on how many books they’ve read. from

How should reading be taught in schools?

Reading is increasingly being reduced to a numbers game in schools.
When children start school, they need to develop reading fluency. from

Explainer: how is literacy taught in schools?

There is a lot of misinformation about how Australia prepares teachers to teach reading and writing in schools. So here's how it really works.
Why aren’t enough black students identified for gifted programs? Howard County Library System

Why do fewer black students get identified as gifted?

Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.

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