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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 2021 – PART TWO.

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

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

Sending personalised letters or texts to parents can help improve attendance, but wider evidence on how to reduce absenteeism is weak. is from The Education Research Foundation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism.

I’ve previously shared several good analyses of a recent well known study that was not very positive of Pre-K school. In defense of pre-K is clearly the best yet, and offers extremely important commentary on education research in general. That’s why I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Here’s a new study demonstrating the effectiveness of graphic organizers. I’m adding it to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers.

The Research on Life-Changing Teaching is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do.

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying: