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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 2014 – Part Two.

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

Generation Deaf: Doctors Warn of Dangers of Ear Buds is from NBC News. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Teens & Hearing Loss.

Most students struggle to take effective lecture notes. Here are two ways to help them is from BPS Research Digest.

Poverty shapes how children think about themselves is another report from BPS about an intriguing study.

Is Reading Recovery like Stone Soup? is an important critique of a recent study lauding the Reading Recovery Program. It’s written by Greg Ashman. Be sure to read the comments section.

The uses and abuses of evidence in education is not a research study, but a guide to evaluating research. It’s by Geoff Petty. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Five psychological findings every history teacher should know by Harry Fletcher-Wood summarizes a number of studies, several which I’ve discussed in previous posts and books. It’s still worth reading, though.

Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says is from Eureka Alert.

Nothing beats a good night’s sleep for helping people absorb new information, new research reveals is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.

Irregular sleeping pattern may affect how teens eat is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to the same list.

How quality of sleep impacts academic performance in children is from Eureka Alert. I’m adding it to the same list.

Don’t worry, be happy: Just go to bed earlier is from Science Daily. And, yup, it goes to the same list.

Is It Safe? Young Teens Look to Older Kids, Not Adults, for Advice on Risky Situations is an Ed Week report on an intriguing study.