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2010-02-23 14:00:00

LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sopris, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced today that the company has signed an agreement with Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D. and Tufts University to publish RAVE-O (Reading through Automaticity, Vocabulary, Engagement, and Orthography), an innovative, intensive, multisensory, small group reading intervention for grades two through four. The proven effective program, which was developed after more than 10 years of...

2009-09-28 00:00:25

U.S. scientists say sound planning activities and positive emotions have a large impact on success in finding a job. University of Missouri researchers say unemployment is more challenging than ever and the process of looking for work is tiring, but it is important to expect rejections and develop a coping strategy ahead of time. Maintaining positive emotions throughout the process can help improve the chances of getting a job, the researchers say. We found it most interesting that...

2009-09-24 11:02:37

With America's unemployment rate higher than it has been in decades, many people find themselves looking for jobs. The process can be tiring and, in such a competitive climate, receiving that final job offer is challenging. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri focus on what job seekers need to get ahead of the competition. The Mizzou scientists found that certain planning activities and positive emotions have a large impact on success in finding a job. "We found it most...

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2009-09-14 15:21:53

Some animals may be able to reflect upon their states of mind J. David Smith, Ph.D., a comparative psychologist at the University at Buffalo who has conducted extensive studies in animal cognition, says there is growing evidence that animals share functional parallels with human conscious metacognition -- that is, they may share humans' ability to reflect upon, monitor or regulate their states of mind. Smith makes this conclusion in an article published the September issue of the journal...

2009-01-19 12:00:07

The emergency water landing of a US Airways jetliner may shake up traditional notions about older workers and the value of experience, a U.S. jobs expert says. Wendy Alfus Rothman, a business psychologist and career management expert at The Wenroth Group in New York, noted the pilot, Chesley Sullenberger, is 57 years old with 29 years of commercial flying experience and every member of the plane's crew is age 49 and over. The first officer is age 49 and the flight attendants are age 51, 57...

2008-10-14 09:00:34

MASON CITY, Iowa, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Performance Learning Systems, Inc. (PLS(R)) has partnered with colleges and universities around the country for almost 40 years to promote excellence in education. Dedicated to advancing teachers' competencies, PLS provides educational services that include graduate courses, seminars, instructional materials, and consulting. Together PLS and Drake University now invite all educators to learn more about Reading Across the Curriculum, an exceptional...

2008-07-17 18:00:42

By Moira Sharkey PUPILS at two city primaries are now officially among Wales' best thinkers. Rhydypenau Primary and Christ the King Catholic Primary in Cardiff are the first schools in Wales to officially become Thinking Schools. They have been accredited as one of only a handful of centres of excellence in the UK. The scheme run by the University of Exeter's Cognitive Education Centre (CEC) encourages schools to incorporate the use of thinking tools from mind maps to thinking hats...

2008-04-02 03:00:47

By Dogru-Atay, Pinar Tekkaya, Ceren ABSTRACT. The authors investigated the comparative effect of the learning cycle and expository instruction on 8th-grade students' achievement in genetics. They adopted the nonequivalent control group design as a type of quasiexperimental design. The experimental group (N = 104) received learning cycle instruction, and the control group (N = 109) received expository instruction. The 2-way analysis of covariance indicated a statistically significant...

2008-02-15 03:00:00

By Baker, William P Barstack, Renee; Clark, Diane; Hull, Elizabeth; Goodman, Ben; Kook, Judy; Kraft, Kaatje; Ramakrishna, Pushpa; Roberts, Elisabeth; Shaw, Jerome; Weaver, David; Lang, Michael Abstract: Student writing skills are an important concern for every teacher. This is especially true when using inquiry-based approaches in the science classroom. Writing promotes critical- thinking skills and construction of vital scientific concepts and challenges ingrained misconceptions. Yet, many...

2008-01-13 03:00:20

By Rachal, K Chris Daigle, Sherri; Rachal, Windy S As teachers of higher education, we expect students to enter college with some understanding of what it means to be an effective learner and the ability to apply effective learning strategies. Unfortunately, many students do not develop effective learning strategies unless they receive explicit instruction and the opportunity to apply these skills. The current study focused on identifying students' self-reported problems engaging in several...


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