Do naps prevent burnout? Evidence is mounting that sleep may enhance information processing and learning, and can ease irritation and frustration.
When it comes to educating ourselves, four problems in particular commonly stand in our way. Here's a look at what they are, and how you can overcome them to learn about anything you want.
Here are 12 different summer activities to keep kids busy and help them get some learning in - all without electronic devices.
Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when learning loss - the summer slide - can occur. Get some tips here!
A study suggests that even a short time spent in a stimulating learning environment can rewire the brain and buffer it against drug addiction.
Have you ever felt the urge to explore a totally different field, skill or interest for a while? Don't feel like you have the time? You could probabl... Read more...
A team of neuropsychologists have shown that even a brief sleep - a power nap - can significantly improve retention of learned material in memory.
Tired of giving high-tech gifts for every birthday or holiday? Don't forget the lasting joy of giving gifts that last, like these classic books for kids.
How to babies learn? When something surprises a baby, he or she ultimately learns more than from a similar yet predictable object.
A study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves not just the skills taught in the game, but learning capabilities more generally.
We know sleep is important tool for enhancing memory and learning skills - and now, some light has been shed on the role between dreams and memory.
Blogging and writing for the public is scary, if you’re doing it right. You’re baring your soul - and there are few things as scary as that.
Were Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci born brilliant - or did they acquire their intelligence because they knew to try harder?
What do geniuses have in common with kindergarteners? Lousy spelling. Here are the 150 most commonly misspelled words. How many do you get wrong?
If you think sleeping is a long and sometimes pointless exercise, know this: scientists have found that sleep can help boost your ability to learn.
Intelligence is important in academics, but it's not everything. Reserchers are finding psychological & biological links between intelligence and curiosity.
Insights from epigenomic maps will help determine the role the epigenome plays in learning, memory formation, brain structure and mental illness.
Unschooling is an educational philosophy that prepares kids for an uncertain and rapidly changing future. Consider this a beginner's guide to unschooling.
What is Radical Unschooling? Here's an introduction to this educational philosophy, an alternative to typical schooling.
Scientists find that when teaching young children, there is a trade-off between direct instruction and kids learning independent exploration.
What is cerebral palsy? The condition, also known as CP, is caused by injury to the parts of the brain that control our ability to use our muscles & bodies.
In inclusion for special education, a "full inclusion" classroom is a setting where students with special needs are educated alongside students without.
What would childhood be without time to play? Play, it turns out, is essential to growing up healthy.
There are so many things that can pull your kids’ attention away from what needs to get done for school. How can you help them focus and succeed?