What could cognitive capital mean for China’s children?

Abstract Cognitive capital is an emerging paradigm that captures the criticality of investing in children whilst neural proliferation and development of brain architecture are at their peak. Distinct from financial capital, cognitive capital represents investment in...
A Solution for Student Disengagement

A Solution for Student Disengagement

In my educational leadership work, I’ve talked with administrators and faculty from across the country who are interested in creating safer and more supportive, engaging, and inspiring school environments. But we are confronted with the challenge of disengagement in...
Engaging With Contrary Evidence

Engaging With Contrary Evidence

Crafting strong arguments requires students to truly grapple with evidence that doesn’t fit with their ideas. In researching how best to prepare students for new-media literacy, I’ve come across the term confirmation bias—the tendency that all human beings share to...
How Peer Pressure Undermines Success

How Peer Pressure Undermines Success

New research finds that peer pressure can adversely impact important educational decisions. When SAT prep sign-ups at three high schools were public—meaning that classmates could see who was participating—53 percent of students expressed an interest in the classes....
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