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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 2018 – PART TWO.

You can see all my “Best” lists related to education research here.

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

How’s Discipline at Your School? Don’t Just Look at Referral and Suspension Data, Get Perception Data is from Ed Week. One of the reasons I noticed this article was because it reinforced the critique I had of a recent big study on restorative practices (see Big New Study On Restorative Practice Offers Useful Data & Missed Opportunities). And I was criticized by some for making that specific critique.

Social Blind Spots: Why we need feedback to develop social intelligence is from Angela Duckworth.

Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More.

I’ve shared a lot about research around “cognitive bandwidth” and the impact that poverty and racism can have on it (see The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough).  NPR just ran a story on what seems to be a relatively new academic discipline called “cognitive economics,” which one would think is related.  However, it doesn’t mention anything about poverty and racism.  By the way, look for an interesting piece in the near future about cognitive bandwidth issues – it will appear in my Ed Week column.

Families and schools may play key roles in promoting adolescent self-confidence is a report on a pretty interesting study.