Leah Shafer, Author at Digital Promise

Leah Shafer (leahshafer)

Recent Articles

How Attendance Awards Backfire

New research shows that awards intended to motivate can do the opposite

Summer Learning Happens at Home

Research suggests it’s family involvement, not camps or trips, that keeps kids primed for learning all summer

Preventing Gender Bias

How caregivers can work to counter stereotyping and discrimination — starting in early childhood

For Schools, It’s About Who You Know

Research shows that partnerships between schools and external organizations, meant to alleviate inequality, often perpetuate it

How to Provide Help

When there’s one of you and 20 of them, here’s a tiered approach that lets students seek and find the support they need

Newcomer Students in Rural and Suburban Communities

Insights for school and district leaders on how to welcome and support amid shifting demographics

Family Engagement and SEL

Enhancing social-emotional learning with a whole-school, whole-family, whole-day approach

The Ups and Downs of Social Media

A new study teases out the emotions of social media, finding that teens generally focus on the positive

Immersive Science, Deeper Learning

Building a science curriculum for the 21st century — and building skills students can use across subjects and sectors

Learning to Self Manage

For tweens and teens, self-control is connected to autonomy and other intrinsic motivators

Costs of Specialized Teaching

Research shows negative effects of specialized teaching, hinting at the importance of teacher-student relationships

A Link from Job Market Perceptions to Schoolwork

How teens view the job market can derail their academic engagement — but supportive adults can temper that effect

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