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 2019 – PART ONE and MY BEST POSTS ON NEW RESEARCH STUDIES IN 2019 – PART TWO.
You can see all my “Best” lists related to education research here.
Here are some new useful studies (and related resources):
The Lazy Secret To Faster Learning is from Psy Blog, and talks about a study suggesting that multiple class breaks of just ten seconds each can be beneficial to learning.
Want to Learn More Effectively? Take More Breaks, Research Suggests is from EdSurge, and reinforces the previous study.
Regular physical activity seems to enhance cognition in children who need it most is from Science Daily, and is the latest study of many that suggest exercise benefits academic learning. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning — Please Contribute Other Resources.
Why writing by hand makes kids smarter is from Eureka Alert. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning.
New Research Reveals the Power of a Large Home Library (Even If You Don’t Read Every Book) is from Inc. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.
Research Matters / A “Write” Way to Address Trauma is from ASCD. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More.
New Research Ignites Debate on the ‘30 Million Word Gap’ appeared in Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Word Gap”
Descriptive representation matters, part 86756932…
…this time in school boards.
An additional Hispanic school board member leads to an 66% increase in school funding for predominantly Hispanic schools.
— John B. Holbein (@JohnHolbein1) October 11, 2020
— Daniel Willingham (@DTWillingham) October 9, 2020
Indeed. That's why this paper by @MatthewAKraft and John Papay is so important: https://t.co/VqkrIjGyEW ($). A teacher working in a strong (75th %ile) professional learning environment will, after 4 years, be as effective as one in an average setting is after 7. pic.twitter.com/s5IogiH3Zg
— Dylan Wiliam (@dylanwiliam) October 4, 2020