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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):

Hattie Ranking: 195 Influences And Effect Sizes Related To Student Achievement should probably be one of every educator’s “go-to” resources.

How Where You Sit In Your Office Impacts Your Productivity is from Fast Company. Any experienced teacher will be familiar with what the study says about who should be seated next to each other…

Cinnamon Boosts Learning Ability is from Psy Blog and Cinnamon may aid learning ability is from Science Daily. I’ve previously written about research on peppermint supposedly doing something similar. I always have cinnamon flavored Graham crackers in my classroom for students because those are usually the least expensive at Costco, but maybe they’ve had another benefit, too?

Replication project investigates self-control as limited resource is from Science Daily. I’ve written a lot about this concept at The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control (including “Self-Control As A Limited Energy Resource” In The Classroom).  Some of the studies written about in this report are critical of the concept, but it also includes critiques of those studies.

Concussions on the rise for adolescents is not great news from The Science Daily, especially because of their long-term impact on the ability to learn.

Kindness Contagion: Witnessing kindness inspires kindness, causing it to spread like a virus is from Scientific American.

Math Teaching: What We’ve Learned From Research Over a Decade is from Ed Week, and seems like it could be very useful to math teachers.