The distracted student mind — enhancing its focus and attention

Due to the constant temptation to check their smartphones, today’s students are spending less time focused on their schoolwork, taking longer to complete assignments, and feeling more stressed in the process. Just how big of [...]

Later start time for teens improves grades, mood, and safety

  New research shows that high school students benefit in many ways from later start times. By Kyla L. Wahlstrom It all began with a phone call 20 years ago to the Center for Applied [...]

Trauma and learning in America’s classrooms

  All teachers confront the need to create safe and supportive environments for students who have had adverse childhood experiences. By Salvatore Terrasi and Patricia Crain de Galarce Michael, a 2nd-grade student, has become defiant [...]