A new report out this month: 46% of teachers say they feel high daily stress. Roughly 50% agree that “stress and disappointments involved in teaching at this school aren’t really worth it.” What helps? Mindfulness. Patricia Jennings, Associate Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, mindfulness practitioner of more…
Executive Function Issues or Laziness?
This 2-part series by Dr. Lynn Margolies of Psych Central features the published work of Reflection Sciences Co-founder, Dr. Phil Zelazo. Part 1 of the series describes how Executive Function issues, the new “hot” umbrella term being used by teachers, counselors, and parents to describe an array of learning and attentional issues, differs from laziness. Part…
U of MN Newsletter features Reflection Sciences
Reflection Sciences Co-founders, Dr. Stephanie Carlson and Dr. Phil Zelazo, are also Co-directors of the Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience (DSCN) Lab at the University of Minnesota. See what their lab has been up to in the past year by reading the Lab’s Play-by-Play newsletter, found here!
How to Close the Achievement Gap with Executive Function Training
In a Q & A with Chalkbeat Colorado at U Denver, Reflection Sciences Co-Founder Dr. Stephanie Carlson explains how we can help close the achievement gap and even the playing field for low-income children, starting with executive function brain-based skills. See the full interview here.
Hot or Cool Executive Functions
Co-Founder Dr. Phil Zelazo explains the differences between Hot or Cool Executive Functions, as well as how to help children improve these skills. Read more here!
Social and Emotional Development in Schools: The Effects of a One-Sided Report Card
Most current school report cards focus on academic achievement, ignoring social and emotional development, including self-control, perspective-taking, and conflict resolution skills. These traditional report cards measure a student’s achievement and progress in specific subjects covered in class, but today, educators are beginning to worry that students are not being prepared for the tests they will face…