Another day, another mid-year “Best” list.
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:
Here are some other useful studies I’ve included in my weekly research reviews, even though I didn’t write separate posts about them:
I’ve 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. The NY Times has recently published another related column: Pre-K Is Powerful if Done Right. Here’s How.
Teacher relationship skills and student learning is a new and useful study. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students.
PROOF POINTS: Researchers blast data analysis for teachers to help students is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.” You might also be interested in A Look Back: Studies Find That Teachers Analyzing Data Is No Help To Students If It Doesn’t Result In Different Instructional Practices .
PROOF POINTS: Debunking the myth that teachers stop improving after five years is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Why Teacher Tenure Is Important.
Impacting 9th Grade Educational Outcomes: Results from a Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial of the BARR Model is from Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Ninth-Grade For Students – & How To Support Them. I’ve previously written about BARR at New Study Finds That Specific Ninth-Grade Intervention Very Effective & It’s Remarkably Similar To What We Do At Our School.
Learning through ‘guided’ play can be as effective as adult-led instruction up to at least age eight is from Science Daily. It sounds like their definition of “play” is inductive teaching and learning. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching.