Windward in EdWeek: Brain Scans in the Classroom? Project Trains Teachers to do Hands-On Research

Brain Scans in the Classroom? Project Trains Teachers to Do Hands-On Research

This article is by Sarah D. Sparks and originally appeared in Education Week Published 12 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2020.

Neuroscience has given educators a new way of thinking about how students change and grow as they learn. Now one research partnership is teaching them how to see it happen in real time. 

The Haskins Global Literacy Hub, a research lab associated with Yale University, partnered with two independent schools to study students as they learn to read over several years. But rather than just receiving feedback from the researchers, teachers at The Windward School in New York and AIM Academy in Philadelphia—each of which serves students with language-related disabilities like dyslexia—are learning to monitor and understand their own students' brain activity, to identify neurological markers of progress or problems.

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