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In the current crisis, the choice of the decision-maker is made particularly difficult by the lack of concordant scientific elements. Loic Venance/AFP

Closing schools: how to make a rational decision?

According to a study conducted in collaboration with the Nobel laureate in economics, Lars Peter Hansen, decision theory is an effective tool for finding the best trade-offs.
A fifth grade teacher conducts her class via distance learning in a classroom. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images

5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online

Just because learning is remote in many places doesn't mean teachers can't build more meaningful relationships with their students, a researcher who has examined the issue suggests.
When minority groups are exposed to stereotypes that deem them inferior, they often underachieve academically, research shows. Terry Vine/The Image Bank via Getty Images

The perils of associating ‘white’ with ‘privilege’ in the classroom

Pointing out the benefits of white privilege has become a racial justice rallying cry, but associating 'white' with 'privilege' in the classroom can harm academic performance among students of color.
A lone cyclist rides past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

For university students, COVID-19 stress creates perfect conditions for mental health crises

University students had high rates of mental health issues before the pandemic. The additional stressors of COVID-19 and social isolation will make them even more vulnerable over the winter.
Researchers take a closer look at how activities that engage the whole family can help young distance learners build STEM skills. MoMo Productions/Getty Images

Getting kids – and their caregivers – to practice STEM at home

A new hands-on learning program helps families with young children build their engineering skills.
Are university lectures better on YouTube? Kon Karampelas/Unsplash

Videos won’t kill the uni lecture, but they will improve student learning and their marks

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that's not what we found.

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