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Math Myths: Researchers debunk common misconceptions

At Peabody, researchers are finding that there are many ways math is learned and are developing innovative new ways to teach it. They believe that math is not an unyielding discipline, accessible to only a select few. And, they would argue, math is fun.

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Out of Reach?

Tyler is a bright young student. He gets good grades and participates in extracurricular activities. He has a job at the home improvement store and has started saving his money. He has applied to a state college nearby and is accepted. He even qualifies for a scholarship. Sounds like Tyler’s going to college, right? Not necessarily.

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Rules of Engagement

When parents read to their child, they are helping their child build a foundation for early language and literacy. But research at Peabody shows that children could be developing language and literacy skills at a significantly higher rate if parents tapped into a simple, powerful technique called dialogic questioning.

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From the Dean – Winter 2017

A new year. Perhaps even a new era. During periods of intense change it never hurts to refocus one’s energies on the basics.

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Virtual Mentors

Twin sophomore special education majors Aaron and Nicholas Ainsworth are giving back to their hometown of San Bernardino, California, in a unique way.

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Generous at Heart

Aimée Bell was one of the first students to major in HOD. In October she served as the Class of 1986 Reunion Weekend chair, helping her class surpassed its goal of raising $7 million during Reunion.

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A Chance to Shine

For Bridgette Brown, a financial aid package without loans meant she could “accept her acceptance” to Vanderbilt—and at a cost less than her in-state option in Arkansas.

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