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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 2017 – Part Two.

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

Far transfer through music? This longitudinal study suggests it works! is from “From Experience To Meaning…” I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More.

Drowned in sound: how listening to music hinders learning is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying.

Systematic Review of the Disconnect Between Test Scores and Later Life Outcomes is from Jay Greene. I’m adding it to  Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).

The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

Inducing Self-Explanation: a Meta-Analysis is a new study that is, unfortunately, behind a paywall. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Value Of “Self-Explanation”

Yes, the Social Safety Net Matters for Student Performance is from Ed Week. Chalkbeat has a similar report. I’m adding this info to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.