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How can we identify and support students with autism spectrum disorders? IntroductionAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder whose…

Cognition & Memory

How do cognition and memory affect learning?

Family Engagement

How can schools and families partner successfully?

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Identity, Behavior, and Relationships

How do children learn about themselves and form relationships with those around them? IntroductionChildren’s ability to learn is determined by…

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Instruction & Teacher Learning

How do teachers learn and grow professionally? IntroductionResearch shows that teacher quality is one of the most important in-school factors…

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Language Learning

How do people learn second languages, and which teaching methods are effective? IntroductionIn today’s globalized world, communication often requires knowing…

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How do students learn to read and write? What are effective ways to help struggling readers? IntroductionThe ability to read…

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Math Learning

How do children develop an understanding of math concepts? How can educators support math learners? IntroductionResearch suggests that the mind…

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Online Learning

How do students learn in online environments, and what motivates them? IntroductionTechnology has opened up a world of opportunities for…

Project-Based Learning

Can adopting a project-based learning approach affect student outcomes? IntroductionIn the early 20th century, education pioneers such as John Dewey…

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Special Education Practices

What kind of support is helpful for students with special needs?

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STEM Learning Practices

How can we support student learning in STEM subjects? IntroductionChildren begin using an informal version of the scientific method as…

Student Motivation

Why are students motivated to learn and reach goals? IntroductionMotivation stimulates, guides, and sustains learning. It is an important building…


How can educators promote resilience in students who have experienced trauma? IntroductionIn the late 1990s, medical researchers began to study…

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