Mind And Brain

From Research to Action
How child welfare systems can use the science of child development to promote positive development.
Understanding Core Skills
For education stakeholders, four key features of fundamental nonacademic skills.
Three children painting on easels set up outside
Time spent outside has wide-ranging benefits — and there are easy ways to integrate it into the school day.
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How educators can foster authentic student motivation and build a classroom of engaged, tenacious learners.
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Simple games, played intentionally, can make for powerful moments of social-emotional learning.
A smiling teacher calling on students in math class
An effective social-emotional learning program has to be a whole-school initiative.
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How parent-child communication from birth to age 3 sets the stage for lifelong success.
Dyslexia
Research indicates that children at risk for dyslexia can be identified before they begin school.
The Costs of Poverty
One third of 3- and 4-year-olds in the developing world are not meeting basic milestones. What can be done?
Mathematics, Everywhere for Everyone
Bridging the gap between math in the classroom and math at home — for all families.
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Your brain may be hard-wired to focus on the negative, but (with practice) you can reprogram it.
Understanding Neglect
Why is a caring relationship with an adult so important to a child’s healthy development?
The Building Blocks of Success
How poverty compromises the core skills adults need as parents and on the job — and how to rebuild them.
Music Lessons
Tracing links between musical training and executive function — and bolstering the case for music in schools.
Literacy textbooks stacked on a desk
Strategies for parents and educators to encourage children to read — from infancy to high school
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Why students develop an aversion to mathematics — and how teachers can help change their minds.
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Mindfulness as a catalyst for professional growth for educators.
Tipping the Scales
An interactive game shows how community choices can build resilience in the face of hardship.
Bilingualism as a Life Experience
What we’re learning about the lasting cognitive effects of speaking two languages.
Animated characters from the Pixar film Inside Out
A Hollywood primer on emotions, feelings, and behavior — with teachable moments for educators and parents.
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A new approach to social-emotional skills: bite-sized strategies and flexible resources.
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New insights, new tools help educators expand the possibilities of maker-centered learning.
The Path to Resilience
A new video series shows how resilience is built, one positive adult relationship at a time.
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Defining and aligning the noncognitive skills that college students need and employers require.
Resilient kids
How we can change our policies to help disadvantaged kids cope and thrive.
Resilient Kids
Why some children can thrive despite adversity.
UK Read
How can parents and educators turn the page on kids who are reading less and computing more?
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In a video roundtable, HGSE faculty consider the biggest question of all.
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A conversation with Meredith Rowe about how to lay the groundwork for your child’s vocabulary growth.
teenage students with backpacks
Activities to help teens set goals, stay organized, and keep themselves on track.
Todd Rose
The new science of the individual can help us build an education system that delivers success for each person.
Jack Shonkoff
Professor Jack Shonkoff explains some of the science behind early childhood development and how education can help.