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October 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – Part Two

Time for another end-of-year “Best” list.

I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!

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My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – So Far

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My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2016 – So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2015 – Part Two

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2015 – So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2014 – Part Two

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2014 – So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 – Part Two

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2012 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011

Here are my choices for My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – Part Two:

I Knew Encouraging Oral Reading Fluency Was Important, But I Didn’t Realize It Was This Important….

Study Questions Whether Standardized Tests Assess Learning Or Engagement

New Study Finds Advantages To Reading Print On Paper Over Reading On A Screen

Harvard Business Review Publishes Yet Another Excellent Guide To Classroom Management

New Study Contradicts Past Ones – Music Does Not Appear To Hurt Studying

Research in 100 words are great summaries of…research from CHRIS MOYSE.

Useful Recommendations For Reducing Drop-Out Rates

New Study Suggests That Motivation & Growth Mindset Are Most Important Factors For Student Success

Study: Teachers Have Fewer Good Relationships With “immigrants and adolescents of color”

Study: Ninth-Grade ‘Grades’ Predict Graduation & College Attendance

Another Study Finds That Learning By Doing Works….

Study Finds Adding More Periods Of Instruction That Didn’t Work In First Place Doesn’t Help High School Readers

Yet Another Study Documents The Long-Term Harm Of Short-Term Extrinsic Motivation

New Studies Find Calling Children “Smart” Makes Them More Likely To Cheat

Statistic Of The Day: Yes, We Teachers Buy A Lot Of Food For Our Students To Eat

New Study Finds VAM Is Biased Against Teachers Of “At Risk” Students

Good Advice On Talking About Our Colleagues & Our Students

Extrinsic Motivation Strikes Out Again

New Study Finds That People Like You More If You Ask Questions

The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom

Bingo! There Are Issues With This Study On Grit & ELLs, But I Am Sure Going To Use It With My Students

Focusing On The Impact Classroom Disruptions Have On Others, Not On The Students Doing The Disrupting

Study Finds That Social Emotional Learning Has Long-Lasting Effects

New Study Finds Students Less Motivated In School The More They Think Wealth & Income Inequality Is Stacked Against Them

New Study Finds That Punishment May Encourage The Behavior Being Targeted

Change “Employees” To “Students” & This Article Has Good Research & Advice On Building Trust

Study’s Conclusion Is Not As Useless As It Sounds: Low-Income Adolescents Are Less Likely To Attend College

New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere

Using The “Curiosity Gap” To Enhance Student Motivation

Good Reminder About How To Give Constructive Feedback

Study Suggests That Simple Writing Exercise Gets Big Results

This Is Interesting: Hattie Says Jigsaw Strategy Hits a Homerun

Intriguing Research On How To Increase Intrinsic Motivation

NY Times Publishes Best Summary Of Why Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough….

New National Academies Of Science Report Identifies Three Qualities Key To Student Success

Useful New Study On Resilience & “At Risk Students”

Two Important Reports On Education Released Today

No Surprise: Study Finds Immigrant Students Have Trouble Concentrating When Laws Are Passed Attacking Them

The Best Resources For Learning About Cognitive Bias

 

 

October 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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I Knew Encouraging Oral Reading Fluency Was Important, But I Didn’t Realize It Was This Important….

I’ve known that helping students – both those proficient in English and English Language Learners – develop their oral reading fluency was important and had a positive impact on reading comprehension (see The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It) ).

However, reading literacy expert Timothy Shanahan’s post, Round Robin by Any Other Name… Oral Reading for Older Readers, really brought home to me how important it is:

Based on those studies, many ELLs would be closer to the larger percentage.

Take my advice – you’ll want to read his entire post!

October 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Study Questions Whether Standardized Tests Assess Learning Or Engagement

I’ve previously written about research finding that at least 15 percent, and possibly as much as 30 percent, of a test taker’s success could depend on his or her motivation and other ambiguous factors.

Now new research seems to bolster that position.

Student test engagement and its impact on achievement gap estimates is the headline of an article at Brookings by Jim Soland.

Here’s an excerpt:

He goes on to suggest that there may be an “engagement gap” as well as an “achievement gap.” It’s definitely worth reading the entire short post.

Between this issue and recent questions about how student proficiency with tech affects the new online test scores (see Study: Do Tests On Computers Assess Academic or Technological Abilities?), it seems like there are even more questions about how accurate test scores are for assessing student academic progress.

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The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing

Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad)

The Best Posts On Study Finding That Standardized Tests Don’t Measure Cognitive Ability

October 17, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Study Finds Advantages To Reading Print On Paper Over Reading On A Screen

A new study has found significant advantages to reading on paper over reading on a screen.

You can read more about it at A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens.

Here’s an excerpt:

I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Which Is Best – Reading Digitally Or Reading Paper?

October 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Harvard Business Review Publishes Yet Another Excellent Guide To Classroom Management

Over the years, I’ve found that The Harvard Business Review has published some of the best guides to classroom management that you’re going to find anyway.

Here are just a few of them that are on Best Posts On Classroom Management:

Harvard Business Review Publishes Nice Guide To Positive Classroom Management

How to Make Sure You’re Heard in a Difficult Conversation is a short article in the Harvard Business Review, and it’s a must-read for any teacher who sometimes has difficult conversations with students or colleagues.

Harvard Business Review Publishes Excellent Classroom Management Formula

Harvard Business Review Criticizes Trump’s Negotiating Skills & Provides Excellent Classroom Management Advice At Same Time

They’ve just published another one, and it’s headlined High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It.

You’ll want to read the entire article, but here are its bullet points:

1. Approach conflict as a collaborator, not an adversary.

2. Speak human to human.

3. Anticipate reactions and plan countermoves.

4. Replace blame with curiosity.

5. Ask for feedback on delivery.

6. Measure psychological safety.

Finally, here’s an excerpt:

October 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Writing Is a Recent Technology”

Daniel Willingham is publishing a series of short videos on literacy this week, and his first one is titled “Writing Is A Recent Technology.”

In it, he talks about a number of things, including the brain and reading and writing. I was particularly struck by what he says about the role of listening on learning to read.

I’ve previously shared other research by Dan.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning.

October 3, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Study Contradicts Past Ones – Music Does Not Appear To Hurt Studying

My personal experience, and several past studies, have found that listening to music can hurt studying (see The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying).

Maybe not…

Edutopia reports on new research in their article, Multitasking Harms Recall—Music, Not So Much.

Here’s an excerpt:

 

I’m also adding this info to The Best Resources On The Dangers Of Multitasking.

October 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Research Studies Of The Week

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I often write about research studies from various fields 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.

By the way, you might also be interested in My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – So Far.

Here are some new useful studies (and related resources):

A Marked Improvement: A review of the evidence on written marking is from The Education Endowment Foundation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.

Research in 100 words are great summaries of…research from CHRIS MOYSE.

EEF and the Royal Society publish review of the evidence on the science attainment gap is a useful report:

The researchers found that the strongest factor affecting pupils’ science scores is how well they understand written texts.

Critical thinking skills are more important than IQ for making good decisions in life is a summary of a recent study.

Insufficient sleep may be adding to your waistline is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.

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