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A Musician Never Rests — Rodney Whitaker

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rodney Whitaker, professor of jazz double bass and director of jazz studies at the Michigan State University College of Music, is one of the leading performers and teachers…

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Cadavers Beat Computers for Learning Anatomy

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Roseth Cadaver Simulation

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research…

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Matthew Pontifex: Exercise and the Connection to Cognition

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Matthew Pontifex made news when he showed for the first time that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can better…

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Studying ‘How Language Grows’

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spend just a bit of time with MSU Professor of Spanish & Second Language Studies Bill VanPatten, and it comes as no surprise that he calls himself a…

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High-Stakes Testing, Lack of Voice Driving Teachers Out

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Elementary Teacher Reading to Students

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing,…

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Exercise Before School May Reduce ADHD Symptoms in Kids

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Children running

Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A…

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MSU Funds New Autism Research Projects

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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In an effort to spur new approaches to research in autism, intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, Michigan State University (MSU) has awarded funding for six new, multi-disciplinary projects….

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Changing How Chemistry is Taught, From the Inside Out

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Melanie Cooper is a DBER pioneer. DBER (pronounced “dee-ber”) refers to Disciplined-Based Education Research, commonly defined by the National Academies of Science and the National Research Council as a collection…

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Video Could Transform How Schools Serve Teens with Autism

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015 Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited…

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MSU Research History: A New Way to Teach Math

Tuesday, January 1, 1985

1985 – Michigan State University educational researchers Glenda Lappan, Elizabeth Phillips, William Fitzgerald and Mary Winter, with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) professional development grants, develop an innovative…

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