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Brief Social Conversations Improves Performance On Cognitive Tasks

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I’ve posted in the past about about experiments that have shown that students have improved on standardized tests if they have a short conversation with another student immediately prior to the test. And I implement that strategy on testing days.

A new study reaffirms those results, and shows that a ten minute conversation where people were directed just to get to know each other resulted in improve performance on cognitive tasks.

Getting to know a classmate better certainly can’t hurt…

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I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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