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  • Good home learning in early years boosts your secondary school achievements
    on July 8, 2019 at 1:58 AM

    The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child's early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new study. […]

  • Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired
    on June 27, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilizing music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing impairments, early childhood education providers, teachers, speech therapists and other rehabilitators of children with hearing disabilities, as well as the hearing-impaired themselves. […]

  • Professors need to be entertaining to prevent students from watching YouTube in class
    on June 26, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Students think it is instructors' responsibility to ensure they don't surf the web in class, according to a new study. […]

  • Helping physics teachers who don't know physics
    on June 25, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    A shortage of high school physics teachers has led to teachers with little-to-no training taking over physics classrooms, reports show. This has led to additional stress and job dissatisfaction for those teachers -- and a difficult learning experience for their students. But new research indicates that focused physics professional development for teachers -- even those who have no prior physics training -- can lead to better experiences for both students and teachers, and can improve students' understanding of physics concepts. […]

  • Music students do better in school than non-musical peers
    on June 24, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to a new study. […]

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