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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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  • Technology Integration

    A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration

    Good technology integration isn’t about using the fanciest tool, it’s about being aware of the range of options and picking the right strategy—or strategies—for the lesson at hand.
  • The Research Is In

    Pediatricians on Balancing Screen Time, Sleep, and Family During Coronavirus

    Don’t worry too much about screen time, pediatricians say, but make sure it’s not interfering with sleep and relationships.
  • The Research Is In

    Simple Metacognitive Strategies to Help Anxious Learners Succeed

    Anxiety and learning go hand in hand, but research suggests that simple activities focused on self-talk and metacognitive reflection can create calmer, more focused learners.
  • 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

    8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips

    New teachers—and experienced ones too—can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins.
  • 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.
  • The Research Is In

    3 Reasons Students Procrastinate—and How to Help Them Stop

    Psychologists have uncovered reasons why students put off important work. But there are a few simple things teachers can do to keep students on track.
  • The Research Is In

    The Science of Drawing and Memory

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

    2019 Education Research Highlights

    Does doodling boost learning? Do attendance awards work? Do boys and girls process math the same way? Here’s a look at the big questions that researchers tackled this year.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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

    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

    Extrinsic Motivation: It Might Be Even Worse Than You Thought

    In a recent study, attendance awards backfired, giving students a “license to miss more school” and actually driving absentee rates up.