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 2018 – So Far
Here are some new useful studies (and related resources):
Dehydration alters human brain shape and activity, slackens task performance is from Eureka Alert is just another reason why we should allow and encourage students to bring and drink from water bottles during class.
Learning – What is it, and how might we catalyse it? is from The Institute For Teaching, and summarizes a lot of useful research.
Useful bits and pieces for evidence informed teaching is another summary of education research, and comes from A Chemical Orthodoxy.
How sleep loss may contribute to adverse weight gain is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.
The Effect Size Effect is from ROBIN_MACP. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.
Suspensions really do hurt students academically, new studies confirm, but maybe less than previously thought is from Chalkbeat.
This is a useful Twitter thread:
Question for academic twitter:
Can you recommend your favorite studies that estimate the relationship between performance on K-12 standardized achievement tests and longer-term life outcomes (ideally using nationally representative data)?
— Matthew A. Kraft (@MatthewAKraft) August 14, 2018