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):
An analysis that exploits the staggered roll-out of HeadStart in North Carolina finds that in high-poverty areas enrollment in preschool reduces adult criminal behavior by 20% and conviction of a serious crime by age 24 by 12%: https://t.co/P1H1Ztq4MY ($)
— Dylan Wiliam (@dylanwiliam) February 3, 2023
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It):
Repeated reading is not the only option for building fluency. Reading lots of texts only once, often w/ an adult or peer listening, correcting, defining words, &/or asking comprehension ?s, also has pos effects on fluency & comprehension in a # of studies. https://t.co/2zy2ETq0g8
— Nell K. Duke (@nellkduke) February 4, 2023
I’m sure these results are going to get the same amount of attention as that TN Pre-K study did, right?
“We found that college enrollment was 12% higher for Tulsa pre-K alumni compared with former students who did not attend Tulsa pre-K or Head Start.”https://t.co/Uy150mjbqt
— Elliot Haspel (@ehaspel) January 30, 2023
Disciplinary referrals, teachers, and the sources of racial disciplinary disproportionalities https://t.co/etrUczl6x4
“A small number of teachers account for a large share of the overall disciplinary referrals, suspensions, and racial discipline disparities”
— Paul Bruno (@Paul__Bruno) January 30, 2023
Important lesson for leaders (& other human beings):
Revealing your foibles, so long as they’re not major personal shortcomings, is more valuable than you think.
— Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) January 30, 2023
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos Explaining Why Punishment Is Often Not The Best Classroom Strategy because I think there is a kind of relationship between the two:
A primary school in Greater Manchester is planning to fine parents if they’re late picking up children (30 minutes: £5): https://t.co/rSxwzntFKi. I’m guessing they don’t realize that “A fine is a price” https://t.co/ZnZGT1L3cL ($)
— Dylan Wiliam (@dylanwiliam) January 30, 2023