Supporting individuals – how do we get the best from each student? Join the chat at 8:30 tonight

Do ability-based groupings work? What does research say about smart drugs? What evidence backs up teaching methods for students with additional learning needs? Discuss these questions and more with researchers and other teachers in tonight’s live chat on individual differences, 8:30-9:30pm:

  • Chat with Lorna about typical and atypical development of language and literacy.
  • Speak to Emma about the role genes play in behaviour and academic performance.
  • Chat with Jacob about how basic brain processes might cause differences in decision making, particularly in numeracy and mathematics.

Can’t make the chat tonight? Post questions to 50+ scientists on the site any time to start a discussion about anything that interests you about the Science of Learning.

In the news

Every teacher is a researcher of SEND – Optimus Education, 15th March 2018

The academic disadvantage of being born in the summer – Nature Partner Journals, 15th January 2018

For children with dyslexia, multilingualism can be beneficial – Blog on Learning & Development, 12th March 2018

‘I take ‘smart drugs’… despite risks’ – BBC News, 15th March 2018

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Your profile allows you to show your areas of interest so relevant researchers and other teachers can connect with you. You can include your Twitter handle if you wish to network this way. Your profile also includes a record of questions you’ve asked – great evidence for your professional development.

There are a few questions for our evaluation (these remain hidden from your profile) – your support filling these in helps improve the project.

Posted on March 22, 2018 by modkatie in News.

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