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Brain training does not improve early number skills, say researchers
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Teacher Insights
February 14, 2020 Friday 12:14:06 IST

Brain training does not improve early number skills, say researchers

Psychologists at the University of Sheffield have identified that core thinking skills are crucial in developing early number skills, and why children might differ widely in their early maths ability. Research from the University of Sheffield, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, investigated why children differ so much in their early maths skills, to try and identify how they can be best supported. The study concluded that using brain training exercises to improve core thinking skills does not in turn boost maths ability. Instead, the researchers found that core thinking skills, including memory and attention, are key skills that support early maths learning.The research is some of the first to identify what is causing an attainment gap in early maths skills by

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Teacher Insights
February 14, 2020 Friday 11:41:21 IST
Monash University puts focus on mental health of students, staff

Monash University puts focus on mental health of students, staff

Monash University is developing an Australian-first digital resource to help students and staff identify when they are at risk of mental health problems, and how to seek appropriate help. The platform - ‘Thrive’ - is being developed by the University’s Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, led by Turner Director and Head of

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Teacher Insights
February 14, 2020 Friday 10:46:59 IST
Enterprise hub Engine Shed launch school Tech Tours

Enterprise hub Engine Shed launch school Tech Tours

Bristol’s leading enterprise hub, Engine Shed, has launched Tech Tours for school pupils to ignite long-term interest in STEAM subjects, set up in partnership with award-winning technology and business consultancy BJSS and the University of Bristol spin-out haptics firm Ultraleap. Tech Tours offers primary and early secondary schools in

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Teacher Insights
February 13, 2020 Thursday 12:55:09 IST
Three University of Chicago scientists named 2020 Sloan Fellows

Three University of Chicago scientists named 2020 Sloan Fellows

Three University of Chicago scientists have earned prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, which recognize early-career scientists’ potential to make substantial contributions to their fields. This year’s UChicago winners include a computer scientist who studies the ecology of microbes, a chemist who creatives innovative tools to addr

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Teacher Insights
February 11, 2020 Tuesday 04:00:38 IST
Hurray, it is a working day!

Hurray, it is a working day!

During Monsoon, every child in Kerala looks forward to the Facebook update of district collectors. Any mention of holiday is greeted with joy. Collectors have huge fan following among students depending on number of holidays they declare when it rains. Children are overjoyed when they get an unexpected holiday. They forget the precious lo

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

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National Edu News
February 14, 2020 Friday 02:59:44 IST
Introduction of two levels of Mathematics for examination

Introduction of two levels of Mathematics for examination

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for the students who are going to appear in the Board examination for the academic session ending March 2020 onwards. The details of this scheme are: - The two levels of Examination will be held in the subject of Mathematics in th

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National Edu News
February 14, 2020 Friday 02:46:39 IST
CBSE shares guidelines for parents

CBSE shares guidelines for parents

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a notice with some guidelines to parents for preparing their children for board examinations. The notice issued by the Chairperson of CBSE says, "School education no longer revolves around academic disciplines as the area of focus; in fact, the focus now is on developing a specific skill, that

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Science Innovations
February 13, 2020 Thursday 10:39:46 IST
Synchronization of neurons is critical for learning and forming memories

Synchronization of neurons is critical for learning and forming memories

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that the neurons involved in Pavlovian learning shift their behavior during the process and become more synchronized when a memory is being formed.In the study, recently published in The FASEB Journal, researchers looked at Pavlovian learning patterns, or respondent conditioning, in mice. In

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Science Innovations
February 11, 2020 Tuesday 02:08:18 IST
Climate warming disrupts tree seed production

Climate warming disrupts tree seed production

New research by the University of Liverpool, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand, Keele University and Manchester Metropolitan University, has revealed the effect of climate warming on the complex interactions between beech trees and the insects that eat their seeds.Masting, the process by which tr

Looking Ahead

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Creative Living
January 01, 2020 Wednesday 04:30:46 IST
Mystic of Small Things

Mystic of Small Things

#St. Mariam Thresia: The Champion of Families

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Creative Living
December 05, 2019 Thursday 11:10:17 IST
The Architect of Kindergarten System

The Architect of Kindergarten System

#Despite an unhappy childhood, he grew up to evolve a teaching methodology that helped save children from the monotony of learning.

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table February 05, 2020 Wednesday 03:12:54 IST
Youth and Optimism for India’s Future

The 57th RRT shares more creative ways of vacation

The future of the nation lies in the hands of the students and youth. India has a rich cultural and scientific heritage. The nation reigns supreme with its enduring spiritual skills, creativity-inducing diversity and abiding youthfulness, among the league of nations. India is gifted with the right combination of natural and human resources to