I often write about research studies from various field and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up. So I’ve started writing a “round-up” of some of them each week or every other week as a regular feature:
Learning a language may come down to gestures is a Washington Post report on a new study. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning. Thanks to The Center for Applied Second Language Studies for the tip.
Study: Gestures help language learning is another report on the same study.
How To See Yourself Through Others’ Eyes is a report on a new study that would take too long to explain here, but I think it’s very interesting. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Students See They Might Not Always Be The Best Judges Of Their Behavior.
Why we’re better at predicting other people’s behaviour than our own is another study on the same topic. I’m adding it to the same list.
The Business Case for Reading Novels is from The Harvard Business Review. It reviews research on the role of reading fiction in helping people develop empathy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Becoming What We Read.”
Extreme Stress Could Shrink The Brain is from The Huffington Post and reports on some recent studies. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress.