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Daisy Yuhas

Daisy Yuhas writes The Hechinger Report’s monthly "Science of Learning" column. She is a science journalist and editor based in Austin, Texas, whose curiosity has driven her to cover the Higgs boson particle, birds brought back from the brink of extinction and the myriad quirks of human behavior. Previously, she was a staff editor at Scientific American Mind, a bimonthly magazine that covered mental healthy, psychology, neurobiology and the workings of the brain. She has a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College.

Recent Stories

Restorative justice is about more than just reducing suspensions

Psychologists are exploring how traditional disciplinary tactics fall short and why community-minded alternatives are worth exploring

Neuroscientists have found that curious students learn better because their brain activity changes in ways that help them retain new information. Now researchers are testing ways to encourage that curiosity — for example, by encouraging teachers to model inquisitive behavior.

Piqued: The case for curiosity

Scientists are discovering that curious learners from low-income households perform as well as affluent students

Some teachers are trading red grading pens like this one for video feedback. There’s evidence that video grading does more to motivate students than written edits — and it can also save teachers time.

Has video killed the red grading pen?

Teachers are experimenting with video feedback as a replacement for traditional written mark-ups

Are science fairs unfair?

Long an educational rite of passage, the events are being revamped to make them more effective — and equitable — learning opportunities

Huyen Le and her daughter Katelynn Trinh. Through “nudges” via texts, Le gets reminded of activities to do with Katelynn that enhance her learning.

Text-based tips may help parents and preschoolers learn

Text “nudges” can boost literacy and numeracy among young children by changing parents’ habits