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April 27, 2017

CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS AFFECT HOW CHILDREN LEARN?

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What if your child got an A instead of a C in Math, simply by changing the classroom environment? A paper from the University of Salford, published in the journal Building and Environment, has found that classroom design could have a 25% impact, positive or negative, on a student’s progress over the course of an academic year. This study was conducted over the 2011/2012 academic year and involved 751 students in 34 primary classrooms in Blackpool, England. Student performance levels going into and at the end of the school year were ranked, in collaboration with the architecture firm Nightingale Associates, on a scale of 1 to 5 against ten different design parameters. The most [...]

Resilience after Unimaginable Loss

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Sheryl Sandberg is synonymous with Facebook, and Silicon Valley success, and she’s the voice of Lean In. She joins us, frank and vulnerable, together with the psychologist Adam Grant. His friendship – and his research on resilience – helped her survive the shocking death of her husband while on vacation. They share what they’ve learned about planting deep resilience in ourselves and our children, and even reclaiming joy. There is so much learning here, on facing the unimaginable when it arrives in our lives and being more practically caring towards the losses woven into lives all around us. This interview is edited and produced with music and other features in the On Being episode [...]