What can make children happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems? Taking naps?

Oh, those little school naps as a kid. Heads on the table, the soothing voice of my preschool teacher,… Ok, time to wake up, there is some research news on school naps: “Children who nap 30 to 60 minutes midday at least three times a week are happier, have more self-control and grit, and showcase… Read More What can make children happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems? Taking naps?

No shit, Sherlock: Children who walk or cycle to school less likely to be overweight or obese

This may seem a bit ‘no shit, Sherlock’ and probably it is, but in times when parents often bring their kids to school by car, it’s worth repeating. Do note the study shows a correlation, not a causal relation. From the press release: Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to… Read More No shit, Sherlock: Children who walk or cycle to school less likely to be overweight or obese

Is it a good idea to use e.g. twitter to work on reading comprehension in school?

Why don’t we use social media to teach? It has been a common idea amongst many different educators around the globe, but is it a good idea? This new Italian working paper by Barbetta et al that I found through a tweet – oh, irony – by Carl Hendrick, describes a randomized controlled trial that… Read More Is it a good idea to use e.g. twitter to work on reading comprehension in school?