The Science of Learning, a publication from Deans for Impact, was recently unveiled, and it’s an important document for all teachers to read. You may have already seen it – writing a post about it has been on my “to do” list for a few weeks.
The report provides an excellent short and sweet summary of the most recent research on learning, and is very well documented.
It also contains many useful suggestions for the classroom.
The American Psychological Association came out with their own version of this kind of report (see Nothing New In New “Top 20 Principles from Psychology for Teaching,” But Still Very Useful), but the Science of Learning is about a zillion times more accessible and practical for educators. In fact, it took respected UK educator David Didau twenty (yes, twenty) posts to make the APA study relevant to teachers.
The Science Of Learning report is a quick read. However, if you need an even quicker one, Paul Bruno published a good summary in Edutopia.