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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 2013 and My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2014 – So Far.

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

This is Your Brain on Writing is a New York Times story on a pretty interesting study examining what happens in our brains when we write.

George Washington Trumps Pinocchio When It Comes to Promoting Honesty in Kids is from The Pacific Standard. Its subtitle is: “Researchers find the classic tale in which the future president admits to bad behavior encourages at least some kids to confess a lie.”

Brain imaging shows enhanced executive brain function in people with musical training is from Science Daily.

Books in the Home Are Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement is from Pacific Standard. I’m adding it to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.