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:
A new study finds that sharing a common goal with others increases the motivation people have to be successful. It’s not a brilliant revelation, but it did get me thinking a bit about one thing I do with student goal-setting. After students choose their goals, I also let them choose their own “buddies” to support each other. I wonder if I should be a little more strategic about that and encourage them to choose a partner who has a similar goal? I’m adding this info to My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.
Back to school: Dealing with academic stress describes experiments and helpful interventions. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress.
Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn is a commentary on research in a college classroom, but it certainly can also pertain to K-12, too. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.
10 Risky Behaviors More Common in Sleepy Teens comes from TIME Magazine. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.
Early to bed and early to rise — study suggests it’s keeping kids leaner is another recent study I’m adding to the same “The Best…” list.