Two education professors at The University of Alabama hope low-current brain stimulation can be an answer for students who struggle to learn, recall or retain information.
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Posted on October 14th, 2013 by Chris Bryant
Posted on February 2nd, 2012 by Chris Bryant
A materials science camp is one of several initiatives where The University of Alabama reaches into K-12 classrooms through its direct interaction with elementary, middle and high-school teachers.
Posted on April 15th, 2010 by Chris Bryant
Inside the cafeteria at Tuscaloosa Magnet School, Sarah Barry is building a dance with eight students. She is among dozens of University of Alabama faculty and students working with the elementary school students in an ongoing enrichment program.
Posted on December 10th, 2009 by Chris Bryant
A University of Alabama educator has spent more than a decade researching the use of humor in the classroom.
Posted on October 29th, 2009 by Chris Bryant
UA researchers are studying the impact “service learning” can have on academics, and, in a separate effort, UA engineers are incorporating engineering applications into existing middle school science and math courses. Combined, the two efforts have drawn more than $3.65 million in external funding to benefit middle and high school students.
Posted on December 16th, 2008 by Matthew Muro
When students make mistakes in the classroom, teachers are instructed to use immediate feedback. This makes a strong impression and ensures that students won’t repeat the mistakes again and again.
Posted on December 19th, 2006 by Matthew Muro
Don’t call him a break dancer; Wesley Nixon is a b-boy. While the ‘b’ does originate from the word break, it’s considered to some an insult to call it break dancing, a term coined by the media in the 1980s.
Posted on September 17th, 2004 by Matthew Muro
A University of Alabama psychologist with international success in modifying aggressive behavior in children is working with dozens of elementary schools to further gauge his program’s effectiveness in reducing substance abuse risks.
Posted on December 16th, 2003 by Matthew Muro
Pick a grim statistic—poverty, infant deaths, poor education, births to single mothers, unemployment, gaps in health care—and you’ll find the counties of Alabama’s Black Belt at the top of each category.
Posted on December 1st, 2003 by Matthew Muro
Alabama’s Black Belt is part of a region that is home to both the richest soil and the poorest people in the United States. It is an area where economic stagnation is common and small, dying towns dot the landscape. Insufficient health care and underfunded and understaffed schools are the norm.