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Teacher Learning

How do teachers learn and grow professionally?

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Student Motivation

Why are students motivated to learn and reach goals?

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Attention & Memory

How do the cognitive processes of attention and memory affect learning?

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Teaching Science

How can we teach science in a way that supports student learning?



How can we identify and support students with autism spectrum disorders?

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Teaching Reading

What are effective ways to teach reading, and to help struggling readers?

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Special Education Practices

What kind of support is helpful for students with special needs?

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Online Learning

How do students learn in online environments, and what motivates them?

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Cognition & Learning

How do cognitive processes related to thinking and reasoning affect learning?

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Multimodal Learning

How can multiple learning methods be combined to improve learning?

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Language Learning

How do people learn second languages, and which teaching methods work well?

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Learning Math

How do children develop an understanding of math concepts?