How Stuff Works: Study: Grades Improve When Kids Learn Great Scientists Struggled Too (February 23rd, 2016)

Science students who learned about the struggles of famous scientists rather than just their accomplishments performed better academically in a recent study. SCIENCE & SOCIETY PICTURE LIBRARY/GETTY IMAGES Scientists get…

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Quartz: Teens do better in science when they know Einstein and Curie also struggled (Feb 24th, 2016)

SHARE WRITTEN BY Jenny Anderson OBSESSION Science of Learning February 24, 2016 Apparently learning that science does not always come naturally—even to geniuses—helps children succeed. Students who learned that great…

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Xiaodong Lin on BBC About Her Study On Learning About Scientists’ Failure

The BBC World News interviewed TC’s Xiaodong Lin on her recently published study, with TC graduate students, showing that high school students who learn about the failures and struggles of famous scientists…

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The Humanist.com: Success in Failure: How Stories of Struggle Can Transform Science Education (March 2nd, 2016)

Stories are an integral part of human development. They’ve been shared in cultures past and present as a means of entertainment, cultural preservation, and education. Although stories are largely used…

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News.Mic: Students Learn STEM Subjects Better When They’re Taught This Strange Detail in the Process (May 3rd, 2016)

The key to a higher grade in high school chemistry may not be more studying or frequent pop quizzes, but rather teaching kids about the personal struggles of esteemed scientists,…

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Psych Central: Scientists’ Struggles Can Energize Students, Boost Science Grades (Feb 15th, 2016)

Stories of people who’ve had to struggle and persevere through adversity in order to reach success have long been the central themes of our favorite books and movies. Now a…

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Australia Network News: Learn Struggles of Famous Scientists to Succeed in Science (Feb 11th, 2016)

Learning about famous scientists’ failures and suffering makes a student succeed in science. This new study was published by the American Psychological Association, and also found that students who only…

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Medical Daily: How Einstein’s Struggles Can Help Boost Kids’ Grades in Science Class (Feb 11th, 2016)

The way students study and retain information has long been a focus of educational research. Improving grades with sleeping tips, exercise, and even music is possible, but what about personal stories?…

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Teachers College Newsroom: Learning About Struggles of Famous Scientists May Help Students Succeed in Science, Finds Research by TC’s Xiaodong Lin (Feb 11th, 2016)

TC study, published and selected for promotion by the American Psychological Association, suggests textbooks should include scientists’ failures—not just their successes High-school students may improve their science grades by learning…

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America Needs More Geeks: How to Make Science Cool

A white lab coat. An unsmiling expression. Thick glasses and unkempt hair. In one hand, a device replete with dials and gauges; in the other, a beaker bubbling over with…

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