The idea of recess breaks to promote better behaviour in children is not something I was unfamiliar with, but I was really surprised by the evidence behind it. The amount of better performing children in Asian countries who perform better due to longer and more frequent breaks is something quite astounding.
Data limited tasks are really interesting in that you can’t connect the details without the right amount and quality of information. It’s really interesting considering how people often write shorthand, simple notes that can’t be understand or expanded on without additional information, making them harder to go back to and understand
I was sort of caught off guard by the use of forgetting information. I didn't realize previously that the purpose of forgetting was to make room in your brain so that it wouldn't be overloaded. Apparently brain space is finite and if it becomes full, there is no way to learn new information.
Having a mother who works in infant and early childcare, I grew up hearing about a ton of different strategies for fostering fine and gross motor skills in children. When children are at daycare 5 days a week from 8am till 5pm, it’s largely up to the educators to help guide them into learning and putting into action, their motor skills.
When I was learning to drive, I also was unable to have the radio on while I was driving. I already knew that you cannot effectively focus on more than one task at a time and so I was worried about distracting myself with the background noise and potentially getting into a dangerous situation as a result.
Why is it that children of authoritarian parents perform less well in school and act out more? Would the tougher home environment not encourage them to perform well in order to prevent punishments and disappointment? As someone who grew up in a home that was most definitely Authoritarian, I was always on my best behaviour and performance because I didn't want the resulting punishment when I arrived home. I had perfect grades, attendance, and have never done drugs, snuck out somewhere I wasn't supposed to, or performed any illegal acts. So far, both my siblings are the same.
Woolfolk, Anita, et al. Educational Psychology. 6th ed., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Pearson Education, 2013