3 Effective Alternatives to Standardized Testing – The Chicago School Review

3 Effective Alternatives to Standardized Testing Educators have griped about it before, and we’ll gripe about it again: standardized testing isn’t the best method to measure the intellectual abilities and growth of all students. There are too many factors to consider when it comes to emotional and intellectual intelligence that cannot be measured by a […]

The Psychology of Color in the Classroom – The Chicago School Review

The Psychology of Color in the Classroom If you’ve ever graded an academic assignment, then you’ve likely heard the debate and controversy concerning the use of the color red. Proponents say that the color red is demeaning and discouraging when a child receives the assignment back. Such discouragement could stifle the educational process and emotional […]

Understanding the Psychological and Educational Development of Students with Learning Disabilities

Understanding the Psychological and Educational Development of Students with Learning Disabilities One of the biggest challenges a teacher can face is how to deal with children of varying learning and cognitive abilities. Moving too quickly through lessons will leave some students behind, while over-emphasizing a lesson can bore more advanced students, which eventually disengages them […]

The Psychological Advantage Presented by Recess

The Psychological Advantage Presented by Recess Less is the new more. Budgets are shrinking, school lunch portions are getting smaller, and now recess appears to be going the way of the dinosaurs. While it might seem better to give more time and attention to children in the classroom, is eliminating or shortening recess truly the […]

Psychology Explained: The Effect of Class Size on Academic and Social Learning

Psychology Explained: The Effect of Class Size on Academic and Social Learning From a class of one in home school to public schools struggling with overpopulation, there are endless configurations of class sizes in today’s educational process. Educators have known for years that size matters – particularly when it comes to literacy instruction. While it […]

Understanding the Psychological Effects of Digital Learning

Understanding the Psychological Effects of Digital Learning There is an electronic pandemic that has struck school systems in Chicago and across the nation. While educators are certainly concerned about cell phones and other distractive devices in the classroom, that’s not what we’re talking about. Though cellular devices are considered distractions in school, digital devices have […]

The Psychology Behind Music in Early Education

The Psychology Behind Music in Early Education From recorders to choir, children are exposed to music classes in their early schooling years. While not everyone will progress to considerable musical talent, the benefits that music in early education provides are overwhelming. In fact, scientists can even track the psychological, philosophical, biological, etc. impacts of vibration […]

Childhood Traumatic Events and the Role of Psychology in Adolescent Adjustment

Childhood Traumatic Events and the Role of Psychology in Adolescent Adjustment It is an unfortunate fact that many children in today’s society are exposed to trauma. Often it takes the form of physical or sexual abuse the child has experienced personally. Or it could be a severe physical injury from an accident or direct attack, […]

Psychology and School Shootings: Coping With the Aftermath

Just when we think we have relegated to the back of our minds the unsettling thought that schoolchildren in America can never be completely safe, another tragic event makes the headlines. The December, 2012 shooting of 20 children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT shocked the nation. What causes […]

Top 5 Online Psychology Degrees

Top 5 Online Psychology Degrees Today it is no longer necessary to attend college or university classes to obtain a degree. It is possible to achieve the same result online. For thousands of people, who would find it impractical or unfeasible to attend college otherwise, online education can be the steppingstone to a productive career. […]

Fred The Talking Dog – Education Humor Channel

Script: Education Humor Hi, this is Fred, here, at TheChicagoSchoolReviews.com.  Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new category on The Chicago School Reviews.com. It’s called, Education Humor. As we find humorous education pieces online we post them to help you through your day.  We also invite you to send us your […]