This week we cover articles from the education section of our site. We learn about teaching children that intelligence is malleable, merit badges, and depressed roommates. We also have an interview with Derek Muller of Veritasium and Snatoms.
- Awarding an educational merit badge (a digital representation of student knowledge or skill mastery) may be a useful tool to motivate and measure learning in young students.
- Veritasium, Derek Muller's YouTube channel
- Snatoms: The Magnetic Molecule Modeling Kit (KickStarter)
- Derek Muller on Hank Green's SciShow
- Teaching 7th graders that intelligence is not fixed but malleable (and that it can be improved through hard work) resulted in an upward trajectory of math grades in junior high school.
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck
- Guy Winch, Emotional Hygiene
- Having a roommate who was vulnerable to depression increased college students' own vulnerability and symptoms of depression.
- Editorial Expression of Concern and Correction (Facebook emotion study)
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