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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 2016 – So Far.

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

Education Week writes about what is – as far as I know – the first research study on “teacher leadership.” I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos On “Teacher Leadership” — Contribute More!

Eureka Alert reports that “Adolescents focus on rewards and are less able to learn to avoid punishment or consider the consequences of alternative actions, finds a new UCL-led study.” I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos Explaining Why Punishment Is Often Not The Best Classroom Strategy.

Evidence of hearing damage in teens prompts researchers’ warning is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Teens & Hearing Loss.

Does Mindfulness Actually Work in Schools? is from The Atlantic.

Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement is also from The Atlantic.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released its first recommendations for how much sleep people need at different ages. Here are some articles about it:

Experts unveil new sleep guidelines for children is from CBC News.

How much sleep do kids and teens really need? New recommendations from experts. is from The Washington Post.

Here’s How Much Sleep Babies and Kids Need, By Age is from TIME.

I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.