Secondary school exams are here, with all the stress they bring. But parents can help their teenagers stay engaged by getting the motivational basics right and keeping a sense of perspective.
Students who are career-driven tend to do better academically.
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College students who are focused on career goals and personal growth – and growth for others – tend to fare better academically, new research finds.
Intellectual self-image matters because it’s often a self-fulfilling prophecy: if you think you can’t, you won’t.
How do students’ religious lives influence their academic ones?
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Researchers have spent decades studying how demographics affect American students’ opportunities and performance, but many questions remain about religion and school.
Our study is the first of its kind to test many of the possible mechanisms behind the positive effects peers may have on other students.
This study wanted to find whether believing your child is better at school than they actually are was detrimental or beneficial to the child’s academic success. Turns out, it actually helps.
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Relationships, inclusivity, anti-racism and flexibility matter. So does offering students learning opportunities, and supporting and following their transitions over time.
Our study of students in middle schools across China found low-achieving 12-13 year old students significantly bring down the academic achievement of the rest of their class.
Students who can regulate tough emotions will achieve more. Anxiety will not impair their test performance. They can push through the boredom and frustration to master dull or difficult material.
We wanted to find out how much classroom factors had to do with why some twins did better than others at school.
Previous research suggests teacher quality accounts for up to 30% of the reason some students get better marks than others. Our research on twin pairs turns that on its head.
A successful school isn’t necessarily one that gets high test scores.
Schools in poorer areas can make a significant impact on their students’ lives. This can matter more, relative speaking, than higher test scores in wealthier suburbs.
Research shows that when parents engage in simple science projects with their kids at home, it boosts their learning in school.
From collecting bugs to using math apps, there are many ways parents can engage in STEM activities with their kids to support their learning.
Getting access to a university doesn’t necessarily mean feeling comfortable in that space.
Students experience intense feelings of discomfort, confusion and even embarrassment at being classified as “different” and an “anomaly” alongside the norm of white academic success.
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree.
For many disabled students, college is the first time that they’re put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
When school gets tough, do you think it’s worthwhile? Or time to give up?
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A high school science test, a Psych 101 course, long job applications: Sometimes it’s hard to be motivated to succeed. As it turns out, how you respond to difficulty and ease can make all the difference.
How can we change math instruction to meet the needs of today’s kids?
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Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
Black South African students need fewer excuses and more support from universities.
Students from South Africa’s public school system battle to cope with the rigorous demands of any university degree without genuine, committed support.
How do friendship networks work?
College is a time for friendships. But how can students best leverage the power of those friendships? First, by learning how those networks work.
When should you let your gifted child skip grades?
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About two out of seven children are likely bored in their classrooms, as they aren’t learning much that is new. Should these children skip grades? What’s the evidence on grade-skipping?
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Two simple yet powerful things students can do to ensure that they have a transformative undergraduate experience, no matter where they go to college.