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January 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Research On Teens & Sleep

Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep (you can also find ideas there on how I use this kind of research in lessons):

Starting school later might really help sleep-deprived teens is from Vox.

Teens benefit from later high school start times is from Science Daily.

How kids’ brains respond to a late night up is from Science Daily.

Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School is from NPR.

How Sleep Enhances Studying is from Psychology Today.

Why teen brains need later school start time is from The Conversation.

December 20, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Collections Of Education Research – 2016


I do lots of posts about education research, including my own year-end “round-up.”

Other places have begun to do the same thing, so I thought I’d create another “Best” list bringing them all together.

Feel free to let me know what I might be missing.

If you like, you can also check out The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

I’ll add this post to All My 2016 “Best” Lists In One Place.

Here are my choices for The Best Collections Of Education Research – 2016:

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2016 – So Far  is my own post.

Education Research Highlights From 2016 is from Edutopia.

Best education research of 2016 for schools is from Schools Week in the United Kingdom.

Ed-Tech Research That Mattered in 2016 is from Ed Week. I’m adding that link to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

December 15, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Study Finds Lecturing Not Best Way To Teach – Shocking (NOT!)

Yet another study has found that lecturing is not the best way to teach most students.

Here’s an excerpt from a summary of the study, titled Lecturing likely not effective for developing problem-solving skills in students:


Of course, it’s difficult for me to believe that many would be surprised by this finding.

I’m adding it to The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy.

December 12, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Surprise – NOT! Study Finds That Money Matters To Education

It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education is the headline of a story in The New York Times today.

Here’s an excerpt:


This, of course, is no surprise to most educators. In fact, it’s probably shocking to most of us that this conclusion needs any research at all!

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools.

December 8, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Quote Of The Day: Studying & Listening To Music Don’t Mix

I haven’t been a fan of playing music in the classroom (except during more “meditative” times when students are focusing on “mindfulness”), though I’ve shared articles offering many different perspectives at The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying.

Today, The Atlantic published a review of much of the research literature, using the headline The Best Music for Productivity? Silence.

Here’s an excerpt:


Let me know what your experience has been!

December 6, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Study Finds Connection Between Empathy & Self-Control

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self is the headline of an Atlantic article about a new study with some interesting findings.

Here’s an excerpt:


It’s interesting, though I’m not really sure it has any practical application – except, perhaps, knowing that when we specifically focus on helping students develop empathy or self-control, we’ll know that we – and they – might be getting a double “bang for the buck.”

I’m adding this info to:

The Best Resources On Helping To Build Empathy In The Classroom – Help Me Find More

My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control

December 6, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Big New – & Useful – Federal Report Out Today On Helping Students Develop Self-Regulation Skills


Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress Report: Implications for Programs and Practice is the title of a lengthy report released today by the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  You can read a short summary of it here.

Here’s how it defines “self-regulation”:

Self-regulation is the act of managing one’s thoughts and feelings to engage in goal-directed actions such as organizing behavior, controlling impulses, and solving problems constructively.

It provides lots of helpful and effective positive recommendations on how educators and others can support students develop these skills, including suggestions divided by age-levels.

I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

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