Brain development

Some comments on the commonalities between the Suzuki approach to learning music and the Montessori approach to education.
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Types of reading disability A longitudinal study that used imaging to compare brain activation patterns has identified two types of reading disability:
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Introduction
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While parents and teachers have always strongly supported small class sizes, their belief has not always been supported by evidence. Part of the problem lies in that word “small” — what constitutes a small class? Different interventions have looked at reducing class sizes from 40 to 30, or 30 to 25. It may well be that such reductions are not sufficient...
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Children’s understanding, and their use of memory and learning strategies, is a considerably more complex situation than most of us realize. To get some feeling for this complexity, let’s start by looking at a specific area of knowledge: mathematics. Children's math understanding Here’s a math problem: Pete has 3 apples. Ann also has some apples. Pete and Ann have 9...
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Stimulating activities
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Prevalence Vascular dementia, as its name suggests, is caused by poor blood flow, produced by a single, localized stroke, or series of strokes.
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The Seattle Longitudinal Study of Adult Intelligence has followed a group of more than 5000 people for well over four decades. The program began in 1956 and participants have been tested across a whole gamut of mental and physical abilities at seven year intervals since that date. The study has found:
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Two large-scale international studies have become established to compare countries' performance in the core subjects of literacy, mathematics and science. TIMSS: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study TIMSS is an international study involving 50 countries that assesses math and science achievement at four year intervals. It has been running since 1995. Students...
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I want to talk to you this month about an educational project that’s been running for some years here in New Zealand. The Project on Learning spent three years (1998-2000) studying, in excruciating detail, the classroom experiences of 9-11 year olds.
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