October 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
I’m posting this end-of-year “Best” list a little earlier than usual because I’m being to prepare some research-related “All-Time Best” lists (All Of My “All-Time” Best Lists In One Place!). With all the content I have on this blog, I think readers find those “All-Time Best” lists useful, and it will be easier for me to make these research ones if I publish this annual one now.
The rest of the end-of-the-year lists will begin appearing in November.
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Here are my choices for My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2016 – Part Two:
AERA Unveils Treasure Chest Of Research Fact Sheets & Videos
Should SEL Skills Start Including An Explicit Focus On “Conscientiousness”?
THE FUTURE OF EGO DEPLETION RESEARCH is a transcript of an important debate on the theory that self-control is a limited resource. I’ve written a lot about that perspective and how I apply it in the classroom, and you can find all those posts, as well as posts on this debate and its importance, at The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.
John Hattie’s Research Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated is by Peter DeWitt. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.
The Best Research On How Many Decisions A Teacher Makes Each Day
The New Study Headlined “Group Work Harms Memory” Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does
“What Works Clearinghouse” Unveils Newly Designed Website To Search For Ed Research
Important New Study Looks At Assets, Not Deficits, Of Teen “Defiance”
Monster Study On Learning Strategies Released
Three Studies Show Impact of Deeper Learning is from The American Institutes For Research. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Deeper Learning.”
Should Students Explain Their Thinking? Not Always, Research Saysis from Ed Week. It’s a helpful study, though I think it uses a “straw man.” It basically says that student self-explanation is effective as long as they’re giving a correct one. It’s difficult for me to believe that many teachers don’t use guidance to ensure that this is the case. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen researchers use straw men to prove their point. I’m adding the info to The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates — Help Me Find More.
A Systematic Review of the Research on Vocabulary Instruction That Impacts Text Comprehension is from The International Literacy Association. It’s behind a paywall, but looks like it might be worth the money. Thanks to Paul Bruno for the tip. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary, where I also have links to lots of other research.
LinkedIn Finds Employers Are Looking For “Soft Skills”
Silence Can Be Golden – Sometimes
So Many Textbooks, So Many Useless Ones
Study Reinforces That Prior Knowledge Is Important – As Well As Critical Thinking Skills
Researchers Find – Once Again – That Extrinsic Motivation Doesn’t Work
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