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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

    8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips

    New teachers—and experienced ones too—can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins.
  • Education Equity

    Dispelling Myths Around Learning Disabilities

    One in five students struggle with learning or attention issues like autism, dyscalculia, or ADHD, yet only 17 percent of teachers feel prepared to support them, a new report finds.
  • 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.
  • 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

    The Science of Drawing and Memory

    Want students to remember something? Ask them to draw it.
  • 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.
  • Education Trends

    New Research Casts Doubt on the ‘Summer Slide’

    Under closer scrutiny, the idea of dramatic learning loss over the summer doesn’t seem to hold up, according to a recent study.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • Classroom Management

    17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

    Teacher-tested ideas to help students quietly fidget.
  • 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

    Burnout Isn’t Inevitable

    Teachers are stressed—but schools can help.
  • 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.