Optimizing Student Success in School with the Other Three Rs: Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility
Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University, and Rena F. Subotnik, American Psychological Association A volume in the series: Research in Educational Productivity. Series Editor: Herbert J. Walberg, University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Other Three Rs model began as an American Psychological Association (APA) initiative, sponsored by Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University and Past President of the APA. For both this initiative and this edited volume, Sternberg assembled a diverse team of experts who identified reasoning, resilience and responsibility as three learnable skills that, when taken together, have great potential for increasing academic success. The authors of this volume present in detail their evidence-based arguments for promoting TOTRs in schools as a way to optimize student success. Learn more about the Other Three Rs.
The Scientific Basis of Educational Productivity
Rena F. Subotnik, American Psychological Association, and Herbert J. Walberg, University ofIllinois at Chicago
This volume, is not primarily concerned with what students should learn, nor even how they should learn. Rather, how we can discover the best means and conditions for teaching them in school, at home and in society. More explicitly, we seek to find out how students can learn efficiently or productively as much as possible within a given amount of time and resources.
The intended audiences are not only scholars in a variety of academic disciplines but also research consumers, including educators, policymakers, parents and citizens who seek principles to critically separate valid from invalid claims for the efficacy and efficiency of education products, personnel and policies.
Rooting out problem behaviors, Monitor on Psychology (May 2011) An APA online program trains K-12 teachers on how to handle disruptive classroom behaviors.
Better teaching for teachers, Monitor on Psychology (April 2011) APA is collaborating with deans of schools of education to explore the ways psychological science can enhance teacher training.
Earning a spot in science's big tent, Monitor on Psychology (October 2010)
A new APA report lays out ways to enhance the status of psychological science.
Teacher's aids, Monitor on Psychology (October 2010)
APA offers resources for improving education at every level.
Social and emotional learning curriculum available. Monitor on Psychology (April 2010)
APA is among the groups involved in the social and emotional learning arena, having developed a curricullum for third-grade students called 'The Other 3 R's: Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility'.
Little-known victims, Monitor on Psychology (Oct 2009)
Violence against teachers is a little-known but significant problem. An APA task force is working to change that.
Head of the class, Monitor on Psychology (Oct 2009)
A new APA program gives teachers state-of-the-art information on education and classroom management.
Psychology’s Role in Mathematics and Science Education, American Psychologist (Sept 2009) (PDF, 114KB)
Psychology has a vital role to play in improving mathematics and science education.
Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effective in the Schools?, American Psychologist (2008) (PDF, 147KB)
The American Psychological Association Zero Tolerance Task Force offers an evidentiary review and recommendations on zero tolerance polices.
Psychology in the Schools (2008) (PDF, 92KB)
Details the work of the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Coalition for Psychology in the Schools and Education (CPSE).
Toward a Science of Educational Practice (2006) (PDF, 121KB)
In the past, educators had little coursework and background in research, and they seldom followed it closely. They often chose programs because of traditions, fads and developer claims.If science is to help improve schools, educators must be better prepared.
The Teacher Education Report Card: Title II of HEA (1998) (PDF, 639KB)
Data about teacher preparation and quality seem to be everywhere these days. But it wasn't always this way. In fact, information about teachers' level of preparedness when they completed education school programs was remarkably hard to come' by as recently as six years ago.
Applications of Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning: Gaps in the Literature
Members of the APSTL task force identified gaps in the literature in the course of preparing 10 evidence-based modules for teachers on topics related to cognitive, behavioral and affective dimensions of the teaching and learning process. This document provides a summary of those gaps and suggests potential topics for RFPs, dissertations or collaborative projects to close the gaps in our knowledge in areas classroom teachers say are important to their practice.
Identifying and Developing Talent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): An Agenda for Research, Policy and Practice (PDF, 224KB)
A summary of ideas on addressing STEM (Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology) talent development among adolescents.
The Board of Directors Task Force on the Impact of Elementary and Secondary School Zero Tolerance Policies (PDF, 147KB)
At the 2006 APA Convention, the Zero Tolerance Task Force report was accepted by the Council of Representatives with a recommendation for adoption as APA policy. The Task Force examined and made recommendations on the development and implementation of Zero Tolerance policies in elementary and secondary schools.
Read more: APA Press Release and USA Today
The Scientific Basis of Educational Productivity:Proceedings and Recommendations from a National Invitational Conference (PDF, 377KB)
Rena F. Subotnik, American Psychological Association, and Herbert J. Walberg, University of Illinois at Chicago