Entries by Student Research Foundation

Will Standardized Testing Be Another Casualty of COVID?

If you are a high school teacher or guidance counselor, you know that a growing number of American colleges and universities have temporarily or permanently ended the requirement for applicants to take the SAT or ACT exam. Will the test requirement for applicants go away permanently? No one knows for certain, but it could. In […]

High School Counselor Brooke Kupcho Discusses How Her Students Build an Identity of Success

Brooke Kupcho is a student counselor in Helena Montana. In a recent video with the Student Research Foundation, she shared her insights on the process of helping students develop the self-efficacy that leads to better career choices. You will want to watch the entire video. Here are some edited portions of what Brooke had to […]

High School Teacher Esther Brunat on How Math Equips Students for the Future

Video to Watch . . . We recently spoke with high school math teacher Esther Brunat about the critical role that math can play in preparing students for success. Ms. Brunat, who teaches high school math, algebra II, and trigonometry in Texas, is impassioned about the role that math studies play in equipping her students […]

Toronto English Teacher Daina Petronis Explains How Student Attitudes Can Increase their Career Options

Daina Petronis, who teaches high school English in Toronto, recently offered some insightful observations on how student attitudes can affect their readiness to make good career decisions and lead better lives. She shared her views in a new Student Research Foundation video we know you will want to watch.

Teacher Trevor Muir on Why Soft Skills Are the Most Important Career Skills of All

High school teacher Trevor Muir believes that soft skills that are developed in project-based learning could be even more vital to success in technology-intensive fields than hard skills like chemistry or mathematics. Trevor explained why in a recent video he shared with the Student Research Foundation.

Physics, the Great Equalizer Subject that Is Loved by Nearly Every Kind of Student

Do you teach physics? If so, you will want to know about research from the Student Research Foundation that found that nearly every kind of student likes the subject you teach. That might come as a surprise – what is physics, after all but the study of energy and matter? How exciting is that?  But […]

What Will Build Confidence and Success as Students Return to Live Learning?

As educators, we know that students are experiencing stress and uncertainty as they return to classrooms. But what are their greatest fears? Thanks to recent research conducted by the Student Research Foundation that you can review and share in a new infographic, we have some answers to that question. Our findings are based on comments […]

Teachers’ Commitment to their Students Was their Strongest Motivation During the Pandemic

“Teachers say working with students kept them motivated at the start of the pandemic,” an article that Beth Daley wrote in The Conversation on October 7, 2021, reports reassuring findings about teachers’ strong dedication to their students. Ms. Daley reports that before the pandemic began, she had begun a study of teachers’ enthusiasm for performing […]

Helping Your Students Discuss the Ethical Issues of Applying to College

As you know, a major scandal involving college admissions has been making headlines since 2019. A number of very wealthy parents – some of whom are celebrities – paid vast sums of money to a college admissions counselor of sorts, who then pulled all kinds of strings to get their kids into elite institutions that […]