Research and Outreach

WABI, WVII interview Jacobs about recess policy study

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Lauren Jacobs, a lecturer in kinesiology and physical education at the University of Maine, about her recent study focusing on different elementary school policies for deciding when it’s too cold for students to go outside for recess.

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Researchers advocate for poetry in early reading instruction

Educators have long recognized the power of poetry to inspire an enduring passion for language in children. But over time, poetry instruction for beginning readers has declined in favor of other teaching methods. Now, some scholars are trying to revive it. In an article, “Why Poetry for Reading Instruction? Because It Works!” published in the […]

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