Founded in 2007, Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls (LCRG) integrates the world’s best research on how girls learn and grow into every Laurel student’s education. When we come across challenges that haven’t yet been studied, LCRG partners with scholars from around the country to find answers. LCRG gathers research and produces topical briefs for educators, parents, and advocates of girls everywhere.

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  • Researchers, Educators & Others not Affiliated with Laurel School

    LCRG's Research Briefs are available in our store below. Please direct bulk purchasing inquiries to LCRG@LaurelSchool.org.
  • Laurel Parents, Students, Faculty, Staff, Trustees & Alumnae

    Complimentary access to these materials is available to you through the LCRG and Ownership of Learning panels on MyLaurel

Pedagogy

OWNERSHIP OF LEARNING • Readiness to Learn • Time Management • Engaging New Content • Membership in a Learning Community • • Metacognition or Thinking About Learning
OWNERSHIP OF LEARNING: PRIMARY SCHOOL • Readiness to Learn • Time Management • Engagement • Membership in a Learning Community • Metacognition or Thinking About Thinking • Goal-Setting
OWNERSHIP OF LEARNING: MIDDLE SCHOOL • Readiness to Learn • Time Management • Engaging New Content • Membership in a Learning Community • Metacognition or Thinking About Thinking
OWNERSHIP OF LEARNING: UPPER SCHOOL • Readiness to Learn • Membership in a Learning Community • Time Management • Metacognition or Thinking About Learning • Engaging New Content • Motivation and Learning Strategies • Goal-Setting
OWNERSHIP OF LEARNING: UPPER SCHOOL CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS • Working Independently • Working Collaboratively • Working at the Edge of Her Current Abilities • Being Expected to Steer Her Own Learning
CREATIVITY, PROBLEM SOLVING AND GENDER: How Creativity Relates to Coping and Problem Solving • Fostering Creativity in Children • Gender Differences in Creativity • Resources for Teachers • Resources for Parents • Resources for Students
TEACHING GIRLS TO ADOPT A GROWTH MINDSET: Why Students with a Growth Mindset Outperform Their Fixed Mindset Peers • Teaching Students to Adopt a Growth Mindset • Resources for Teachers • Resources for Parents
PURPOSE AND RESILIENCE: Measuring Purpose • Benefits of Purpose for Children and Adolescents • Fostering Purpose in Children • Gender and Purpose • The Power of "Sparks" • Resources for Teachers • Resources for Parents • Resources for Children
GIRLS AND TEST ANXIETY: Causes of Test Anxiety • Stereotype Threat • Ineffective Study Skills • Coping with Test Anxiety • Resources for Teachers • Resources for Parents • Resources for Students
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: WHAT THE RESEARCH SHOWS: Place-Based Learning • Active Learning • Problem-Based Learning • Service Learning • Outdoor Pre-Primary Education • Capstone Experience • Resources for Parents and Educators
THE TRUTH ABOUT GENDER DIFFERENCES: More Alike than Different • Intellectual Differences • Overlapping Bell Curves • Behavioral Differences • Single-sex Schooling vs. Coeducation • Closing the Gender gap • Resources for Girls • Resources for Parents and Teachers
SHIELDING GIRLS FROM STEREOTYPE THREAT: The Discovery of Stereotype Threat • The Conditions that Create Stereotype Threat • How Stereotype Threat Suppresses Performance • Reducing the Negative Effects of Stereotype Threat • Resources for Teachers
ENGAGING GIRLS IN STEM: COLLABORATION: Promoting Collaboration • Fostering Successful Collaboration • Assessing Collaborative Work • Resources for Teachers
ENGAGING GIRLS IN STEM: TINKERING: Defining Tinkering • Getting Girls to Tinker • Assessing Tinkering • Resources for Teachers and Parents
ENGAGING GIRLS IN STEM: ROLE MODELS: Role Models vs. Mentors • Combating STEM Field Stereotypes • Importance of Variety in Role Models & Mentors • Bringing Girls into Contact with Role Models and Mentors • Resources for Teachers and Parents
ENGAGING GIRLS IN STEM: MEANINGFUL OBJECTIVES: STEM Fields: Where the Girls Are...and Aren’t • "Outside in" curriculum • Service learning: a working Example of “outside-in” curricular design • Forms of "outside-in" curricular design • Addressing the challenges of "outside in" curricular units • Resources for teachers and parents
GIRLS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY: Interpersonal Relationships • Recommendations for Parents and Educators • Mental and Physical Health • School Work • Resources for Parents and Teachers • Resources for Students
ENGAGING IN CIVIL DISCOURSE: The Building Blocks of Civil Discourse • Questions Teachers Can Ask • Experiences Teachers can Design • Co-curricular Activities that Enhance Civil Discourse Skills • Resources for Teachers and Parents
PROTECTING THE FEMALE ATHLETE: What Accounts for Sex Differences in Concussion? • Girls and ACL Injuries • Nutrition for Female Athletes • Resources for Parents, Coaches and Athletes
EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING AND STUDY SKILLS IN GIRLS: Executive functions at a glance • How (and how not) to study • Executive functioning roadblocks • Resources for teachers and parents
GIRLS AND ACADEMIC MOTIVATION: Two Types of Motivation • Fostering Intrinsic Motivation • Capitalizing on Extrinsic Motivation • Does Praise Undermine Motivation? • Gender and Motivation • Resources for Teachers and Parents

Social & Emotional Learning


Girls and Self-care: Sleep


Girls and Self-care: Body Image


Girls and Self-care: Coping with Emotions


Girls, Sleep and Mindfulness


Purpose and Resilience


Relationships: Girls and Their Peers


Romantic Relationships, Self-Advocacy, and Consent


The Truth About Gender Differences


ORIGINAL RESEARCH


Girls, Stress and Well-Being: What Parents Need to Know


Pretend Play, Creativity and Adaptive Functioning


Mood and Self-Esteem in Middle School Girls


When and Where I Enter


Doing Gender on Classroom Discourse

Laurel's Center for Research on Girls sponsors research studies which are published as articles in academic journals. See the list with links to abstracts on LCRG's Academic Journal Publications page.