Research by Steinhardt Faculty Member Shows How Technology Supports Teachers in Curriculum Design

Teachers’ involvement in curriculum design is essential for sustaining the relevance of technology-enhanced learning materials. Customizing—making small adjustments to tailor materials to particular situations and settings—is one design activity in which busy teachers can engage. A study by Camillia Matuk, assistant professor of educational communication and technology, examines the role that technology plays in supporting […]

Disruptive Children Benefit from Tailored Classroom Intervention, Finds Study Led by NYU Steinhardt Researchers

Young children with disruptive behaviors have fewer opportunities to learn in school than their focused peers, and are at risk for lower levels of academic achievement. These children often have high maintenance temperaments, characterized by high physical activity, low ability to persist at tasks, and negative reactions to even minor situations. A new study in […]

In the Public Schools: Educating Caribbean Creole English Speakers

Shondel Nero, associate professor of teaching and learning, studies second language and second dialect speakers. Her research examines the politics, challenges, and strategies of educating students who speak and write in nonstandard varieties of English, including Caribbean Creole English. “As we move further into the twenty-first century, English is likely to become more diverse,” Nero […]

Steinhardt Nutrition Study Finds Low-Alcohol/Vegetarian Diet Can Reduce Risk of Obesity-Related Cancers

Low alcohol consumption and a plant-based diet, both healthy habits aligning with current cancer prevention guidelines, are associated with reducing the risk of obesity-related cancers, a New York University study shows. The findings appear in the journal Cancer Causes & Control. “Our research aims to clarify associations between diet and physical activity in relation to cancer […]

New Report Explores the Use of Digital Games in the Classroom During the Learning Process

A new report from the A-GAMES PROJECT, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback. The overall study is designed to help game designers as they develop educational games, researchers as they frame future […]

Focusing on Executive Functions in Kindergarten Leads to Lasting Academic Improvements, Finds Research by Clancy Blair and C. Cybele Raver

An educational approach focused on the development of children’s executive functions – the ability to avoid distractions, focus attention, hold relevant information in working memory, and regulate impulsive behavior – improved academic learning in and beyond kindergarten, according to a new study by researchers at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Because […]