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Youki Terada

Research and Standards Editor

I track research trends to ensure that Edutopia's articles, blogs, and videos are all backed by research while remaining engaging and relevant. I develop research-based content for social media, including the "Did You Know?" and "Jar of Jargon" series. I'm also part of the social media team, where I answer questions on Twitter, Facebook, and on our site.

Before Edutopia I was at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, where I studied the connections between informal and formal science learning for elementary school students. I was also a researcher for STEM digital libraries and other educational technology programs at UC Berkeley. I have a Master's in Education with a focus on language, literacy, and culture, and my undergraduate degree is in Sociology.

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  • The Research Is In

    Helping Students Beat Test Anxiety

    Fear of failure can prevent students from showing what they know on big tests—but a 10-minute writing exercise can help.
  • The Research Is In

    The Science of Drawing and Memory

    Want students to remember something? Ask them to draw it.
  • The Research Is In

    The Key to Effective Classroom Management

    A three-phase process helps build strong teacher-student bonds, which can reduce disruptive behavior.
  • The Research Is In

    Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations

    What you put on your classroom walls can affect your students’ ability to learn.
  • The Research Is In

    Welcoming Students With a Smile

    Greeting each student at the door with a positive message brings benefits for both students and teacher.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Bringing the Science of Learning Into Classrooms

    Years of research prompt a group of scientists to ask whether we should rethink the way we do school.
  • The Research Is In

    2018 Education Research Highlights

    Researchers studied students’ brains as they learned and took another look at the marshmallow test, learning styles, and growth mindset.
  • The Research Is In

    Understanding a Teacher’s Long-Term Impact

    Fostering skills like self-regulation does more to improve students’ long-term outcomes than helping them raise their test scores.
  • Multiple Intelligences

    Multiple Intelligences Theory: Widely Used, Yet Misunderstood

    One of the most popular ideas in education is applied in ways that its creator never intended.
  • Classroom Management

    17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

    Teacher-tested ideas to help students quietly fidget.
  • The Research Is In

    Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

    Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.
  • The Research Is In

    Burnout Isn’t Inevitable

    Teachers are stressed—but schools can help.
  • The Research Is In

    What’s the Right Amount of Homework?

    Decades of research show that homework has some benefits, especially for students in middle and high school—but there are risks to assigning too much.
  • The Research Is In

    A Case for Finger Counting

    New research suggests that young children may make gains in math by counting with their fingers.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    How Metacognition Boosts Learning

    Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.