Topics in Elementary and Secondary Education
Disruptions such as bullying and violence against teachers can make it difficult to teach effectively. Psychological science and research can provide solutions for schools and teachers to promote a positive atmosphere.
From kindergarten through high school, whether you’re a math, science, social studies or English teacher, these resources can help you apply research on teaching and learning; find exciting lessons and activities; and stimulate interest and increase achievement.
Findings from psychological science can support and advance issues of diversity and help create safe and supportive school environments for all students.
Enhance the achievement and performance of children and adolescents with special gifts and talents, whether it's in psychology, music or basketball.
Psychological research sheds light on how brains process math and science, achievement gaps and how students learn, but psychology itself is also a scientific discipline.
Participating in a school psychology club or creating experiments for a science fair can nurture an interest in psychological science and cultivate an understanding of behavior's role in health, policy and more.
How students learn and how they apply what they learn are goals every teacher should implement in their classrooms. One of the first steps towards that goal is understanding what the student already knows and using that knowledge to structure their development.