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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:

Exercise ‘boosts academic performance’ of teenagers is a report from the BBC on an important study. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning.

Here are two more reports I’m adding to the same list:

Exercise Can Improve Long-Term Memory is from Psy Blog.

Physical Exercise Beefs Up the Brain is from Brain Facts.

Study: 80% of College Students Say They Text in Class is from The Atlantic. It’s perfect for my supplemental lesson related to the Marshmallow Test, which relates to texting. So I’m adding it to My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

10 Things You Should Know About Goals is a good summary of research on goal-setting, and is from Neuronarrative. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.

Study says yelling as harmful as spanking in disciplining kids. is from The Washington Post. The article is directed towards parents but, obviously, we teachers should keep it in mind, too.