education

Children and Homework

In recent years, a lot of people have discussed the advantages and disadvantages of assigning homework to children. Does assigning more homework increase the effectiveness of education? In this article, we explain the arguments both in favor and against assigning…

Punishment in Education

Punishment is common in our society. From taking a child’s toys away when they misbehave to penalizing adults for committing infractions, punishment exists everywhere. We see punishment as a way to eradicate or avoid negative or frowned upon behaviors. But…

Incentives in Education

We must take into account incentives in education. An education system that helps students face tasks and overcome their challenges is necessary for quality learning. Thus, to provide quality education, we must analyze these motivational aspects. High interpersonal variability is the first…

Why is Classroom Management Essential?

Effective classroom management maximizes children’s learning opportunities. On the other hand, a saturated, complex, and potentially chaotic classroom environment can lead to problems that can interfere with the students’ education. Therefore, educational psychologists believe that fostering a positive classroom environment…

The Importance of Having an Educational Psychologist

An educational psychologist studies human behavior and cognitive processes in an educational context. Although there’s a lot of information about them, we’re going to focus on the importance of educational psychologists at schools in this article. Schools or institutes are the places…

Five Educational Psychology Books You Should Read

Educational psychology studies the behavior and cognitive processes linked to educational settings. The studies researchers have carried out in this area provide us with strategies and tools that can help us create an ideal educational system. Despite being a little-known…

Teacher Burnout Syndrome

Stress represents one of the most serious problems in today’s society. Almost everyone feels stressed on a regular basis. Although we have come to accept it as a normal thing, it can actually cause many long-term problems. One of the…

Meaningful Learning: Definition and Characteristics

Not all learning is the same. This becomes obvious when we compare deep learning, which is learning about a subject we’re interested in, with memorizing something boring in a literal way. Because of this, David Ausubel studied the differences between…

7 Tips for Parent WhatsApp Groups

Current technological advances allow us to be increasingly more involved in our children’s education. Nowadays, there are platforms to see their grades online and even notifications about the latest news related to their studies. The Internet has revolutionized the current…

5 Books for Practicing Mindfulness in the Classroom

The practice of mindfulness isn’t just limited to adults. School children of all ages can also practice mindfulness in the classroom. Practicing mindfulness can be very beneficial during childhood. Therefore, we’ve decided to dedicate an entire article to the subject. Mindfulness…

Why are Statistics Useful in Psychology?

Statistics usually draw the attention of those who start a psychology career. They believe that numbers are a thing of the past, but this worrying subject suddenly pops up. What do scientists use statistics for? Why are they useful for…

Are There Sex Differences in Intelligence?

“Women must earn less than men because they’re weaker, smaller, and less intelligent”. A Polish MEP made these statements just a year ago. Unfortunately, we’ve all heard some unfortunate, documented comments that compared men’s intelligence to women’s.

When Parents Use Blame to Raise Their Children

There are still many parents who justify using blame as a parenting style. They think that rewards and punishment are the fundamental basis for a proper education. This is true, especially in the early ages. However, it’s imperative to understand…

Stressed Teachers: Learning to Care for Our Educators

Some people think that stressed teachers are the only ones who feel the consequences of that stress. Feeling unhappy and exhausted negatively affects your performance at work. This is especially relevant if you think about what happens when a teacher’s performance…

The Influence of the Montessori Method Today

Maria Montessori is the creator of a teaching method that revolutionized the field of early education. Such was the scope of its proposals that its name transcended its field. The method she proposed put special emphasis on games, which made…