Another day, another mid-year “Best” list.
The first was THE BEST WEB 2.0 APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION IN 2020 – PART ONE
The second was The Best Online Learning Games – 2020 (Part One)
The third was A LOOK BACK: 2020’S BEST POSTS FROM THIS BLOG – PART ONE
The fourth was The Best Videos For Educators – 2020 (Part One).
Now, it’s time for research studies.
You can see all previous editions of this list, as well as all my ed research related “best” lists, here.
Here are my choices for the past six months:
IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING DOESN’T SEEM TO WORK – SO WHAT SHOULD TEACHERS & OTHERS DO, INSTEAD?
A REMINDER WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE STUDENTS REPEAT WORDS – & READ TEXT – OUT LOUD
I’M NOT CONVINCED THAT STUDENT LEARNING LOSSES THIS YEAR ARE TRAUMATIC, BUT THEY WILL BE BAD IF WE’RE ONLINE NEXT YEAR
UNSURPRISING STATISTIC OF THE DAY: MANY ED TECH COMPANIES MANIPULATE RESEARCH FINDINGS TO SUPPORT THEIR PRODUCTS
NEW BIG STUDY FINDS SEVERAL MATH & READING INTERVENTIONS HELPFUL TO SECONDARY STUDENTS, BUT OFFERING INCENTIVES IS USELESS
NEW STUDY FINDS LONG-TERM EFFECTIVENESS OF SIMPLE INTERVENTION SUPPORTING FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS – HERE’S HOW I ADAPTED IT FOR HIGH SCHOOL
STUDY FINDS WRITING IN CONTENT CLASSES ENHANCES LEARNING, AS LONG AS IT IS A SPECIFIC KIND OF “WRITING-TO-LEARN”
STATISTIC OF THE DAY: NOT THAT ANY OF US HAVEN’T LEARNED THIS FACT, BUT PLANNING FOR ONLINE LESSONS TAKES LONGER
THE BEST SUMMARIES OF RESEARCH ABOUT ONLINE INSTRUCTION
TWO VERY DISTURBING STATISTICS ABOUT THE TEACHING PROFESSION
NEW STUDY FINDS THAT PEER ASSESSMENT WORKS – PRETTY MUCH ANY WAY YOU DO IT
NO SURPRISE – ANOTHER STUDY FINDS “ACTIVE LEARNING” IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN LECTURES
NOT ONLY CAN IT BE MOTIVATING TO HAVE A GROWTH MINDSET, BUT NEW STUDIES FIND LEARNING ABOUT OTHERS WHO HAVE IT CAN BE MOTIVATING, TOO
STUDIES FIND THAT TEACHERS ANALYZING DATA IS NO HELP TO STUDENTS IF IT DOESN’T RESULT IN DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES
NOT SURPRISING STATISTIC OF THE DAY: NEW STUDY FINDS INCREASED SCHOOL SPENDING HELPS STUDENTS
MORE EVIDENCE WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE OUR STUDENTS TO PURSUE POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
NEW STUDY FINDS THAT MENTORING A STUDENT TEACHER MAKES THE SUPERVISOR A MORE EFFECTIVE TEACHER
EXCELLENT PIECE ON HOW POVERTY CAN AFFECT “COGNITIVE BANDWIDTH,” BUT IT HAS A PRETTY BAD TITLE
BIG SURPRISE – NOT: STUDY FINDS PRAISE IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN PUNISHMENT WITH CHILDREN
STUDY FINDS GPA IS BETTER INDICATOR OF COLLEGE SUCCESS THAN ACT SCORE
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY “IMPACT” IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN “INTENT”
A DEPRESSING TALE OF THREE TEXTS
EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFFPERSON IN CHARGE OF CURRICULUM ADOPTION SHOULD READ THIS PIECE EXPLAINING WHY WE TEACHERS TEND TO NOT USE THE MATERIALS
STATISTIC OF THE DAY: MORE CHILDREN’S BOOKS HAVE CHARACTERS WHO ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR
RESEARCH SAYS WE TEACHERS TALK TOO MUCH
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOCUSING ON SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONAL & CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOUND TO BE EFFECTIVE
THE VALUE OF “BELONGING” – AT WORK OR AT SCHOOL
RESEARCHERS FIND THAT SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS (LIKE ONES IN MOST CONTENT AREAS) DON’T GIVE ACCURATE PORTRAYAL OF WHAT LEADS TO SUCCESS
NEW STUDY QUESTIONS USE OF VAM IN TEACHER EVALUATION
INTERESTING STUDY ON LEARNING – OR NOT LEARNING – FROM “FAILURE”
About a year ago I shared a post about one of the best articles on classroom management that I had seen (see This Article Is One Of The Best Pieces I’ve Read On Classroom Management). It discussed a paper talking about a technique called “Establish-Maintain-Restore.” I just learned that the paper itself recently was published. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Classroom Management,
Teachers Are People Too: Examining the Racial Bias of Teachers Compared to Other American Adults is from AERA. I’m adding it to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.
These Two Revision Strategies Can Prepare You For An Exam Much Better Than Just Restudying Your Notes is from Research Digest. I found it particularly interesting because one of the techniques is having students create test questions themselves for an upcoming exam, which is what I often have students do in class. I then choose many of them to actually include on the test itself. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Student Self-Assessment.
The Big Problem with Little Interruptions to Classroom Learning is a new study. You might also be interested in my previous post, HOW P.A. ANNOUNCEMENTS AFFECT STUDENT LEARNING.
Does Music Boost Your Cognitive Performance? is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying.
The science of talking in class is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom.
ADVANCING LITERACY WITH LARGE PRINT is a “white paper” from Thorndike Press.
Georgios Zonnios has written two good posts about research on “discovery learning”: Misleading Research on Discovery Learning and Discovery Learning Experiments. I’m adding them to The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy.
The Impact of Peer Assessment on Academic Performance: A Meta-analysis of Control Group Studies is a new paper I’m adding to The Best Ideas On Peer Review Of Student Writing.
Scientific evidence on how to teach writing is slim is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to THE BEST REVIEWS OF WHAT RESEARCH SAYS ABOUT EFFECTIVE WRITING INSTRUCTION.