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’m going to start writing a “round-up” of some of them each week or every other week as a regular feature:
‘Don’t do it!’ – how your inner voice really does aid self-control is a report on a study documenting the effectiveness of positive “self-talk.” It relates to some things I’m doing in the classroom, which I wrote about in How Stress Affects Our Students (& Their Parents) — Plus, How We’re Trying To Help.
In Praise of Distraction is an article in The New Yorker about a new study on self-control which, as many other studies have stated, shows it’s a resource that can be depleted and then needs to be replenished. You can read more about this concept,and how I apply it in the classroom, at My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.
How the Bilingual Brain Copes With Aging: As Brain Power Decreases, Older Adults Find New Ways to Compute Language is a report from The Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual.
What little thing can increase the chance people will do what they say they’ll do? reports on a study that points out what most of us know already — actively participating in setting a goal makes people much more invested in working hard to reach it. You might also be interested in My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.
Want to Be Heard? Try Changing the Way You Talk is from TIME Magazine. You might also be interested in The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations.