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Coping with Stress

Posted in: Features, Summer 2017

Bruce Compas has a groundbreaking study that shows which coping strategies work best.



Hidden Epidemic

Posted in: Features, Issue, Summer 2017

While survival rates continue to rise for children with once-fatal health conditions like brain tumors, leukemia and congenital heart disease, that survival comes at a cost: long-term, and sometimes permanent, learning deficits. Psychology and Human Development’s Bruce Compas has released a groundbreaking new study on the magnitude of this problem—and what can be done



Overcoming Obstacles

Posted in: Features, Summer 2017

A racquet ball-size brain tumor was no match for Makenzie Matthews.



Out of Reach?

Posted in: Features, Issue, Winter 2017

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.



Rules of Engagement

Posted in: Features, Issue, Winter 2017

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.



Math Myths: Researchers debunk common misconceptions

Posted in: Features, Issue, Winter 2017

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.



The Power of Pre-K: Fact of Fiction?

Posted in: Features, Issue, Summer 2016

When Peabody professors Mark Lipsey and Dale Farran embarked on a study to evaluate the long-term benefits of Tennessee’s multimillion-dollar voluntary prekindergarten program, they fully expected conventional wisdom to prevail. After all, pre-K is known to close the achievement gap, prepare children for school, and jump-start early learning. The numbers should bear that out, right? Turns out it wasn’t that simple.



Minding the Gap

Posted in: Features, Issue, Summer 2016

Despite strides in educational equity, it hasn’t gotten much easier for black children to be recognized for their giftedness.



Class Act

Posted in: Features, Issue, Summer 2016

Elizabeth Self adapted a technique used in medical schools to train aspiring teachers to be culturally responsive in the classroom.



Unwelcome

Posted in: Features, Winter 2016

The first time one of Ebony McGee’s engineering colleagues questioned her intelligence she brushed it off. But years later, the jabs hadn’t stopped. Now an assistant professor at Peabody, her research is focused on the barriers black scholars and professionals have in the STEM workforce.