Category Archives: Science Daily


Sep

19

2017
Students’ self-concepts of ability in math, reading predict later math, reading attainment

Students’ self-concepts of ability in math, reading predict later math, reading attainment

A new longitudinal study looked at how youths’ self-concepts are linked to their actual academic achievement in math and reading from middle childhood to adolescence. The study found that students’ self-concepts of their abilities in these two academic domains play an important role in motivating their achievements over time and across levels of achievement.


Sep

18

2017
ADHD kids can be still, if they’re not straining their brains

ADHD kids can be still, if they’re not straining their brains

Lack of motivation or boredom with school isn’t to blame for squirming by children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Symptoms such as fidgeting, foot-tapping and chair-swiveling are triggered by cognitively demanding tasks – like school and homework. But movies and video games don’t typically require brain strain, so the excessive movement doesn’t manifest.



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