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:

STUDY FINDS OBVIOUS CONCLUSION: WITHOUT TRAINING, PEER TUTORS WILL JUST GIVE THE LEAST ADVANCED STUDENTS THE ANSWERS

NEW STUDY CONFIRMS WHAT MOST OF US KNOW ALREADY – ALL STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM HAVING BLACK TEACHERS

NEW STUDY THAT LEARNING-BY-TEACHING DEVELOPS HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS

NEW OECD STUDY HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF SEL SKILLS FOR STUDENTS

INTERESTING NEW STUDY COMPARES AI & HUMAN FEEDBACK TO STUDENT WRITING, BUT MISSES TWO CRITICAL POINTS

NEW STUDY REAFFIRMS WHAT MOST TEACHERS KNOW – STUDENT TEST SCORES DON’T PROVIDE ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF SCHOOLS

NEW RESEARCH EMPHASIZES ROLE OF REFLECTION IN LEARNING

STUDY FINDS THAT RETAINING STUDENTS MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST IDEA

NICE COLLECTION OF ANIMATED VIDEOS EXPLAINING EDUCATION RESEARCH

ANOTHER STUDY FINDS THAT HANDWRITING BEATS TYPING WHEN IT COMES TO LEARNING

RESEARCH REDUX: THE PRESENCE OF IMMIGRANT STUDENTS HELPS EVERYBODY

RESEARCH FINDING OF THE DAY: EXERCISE INCREASES BRAIN VOLUME

IF “INQUIRY” OR “DIRECT INSTRUCTION” IS THE QUESTION, THEN I THINK “INDUCTIVE LEARNING” IS THE ANSWER

NEW STUDY, THOUGH FLAWED, SHOWS THE VALUE OF GUIDED STUDENT SELF-ASSESSMENT

NEW STUDY RAISES IMPORTANT POINT – HOW HELPFUL IS ED RESEARCH?

RESEARCH FINDING OF THE DAY: SEL CAN HELP A BIT, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO DISRUPT GAPS

NEW STUDIES SUGGEST THAT CELLPHONES MAKE STUDENTS LEARN LESS & MAKE THEM FEEL WORSE MENTALLY. IS THAT TRUE &, IF SO, WHAT DO WE DO?

ANOTHER STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN EXERCISE & BRAIN HEALTH

Here are some other useful studies, though I didn’t write specific posts about them:

Are Inductive Teaching Methods Compatible with Cognitive Load Theory? is an important new study. It’s behind a paywall, but there are ways around that (see The Best Tools For Academic Research). I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching.

ACCELERATING STUDENT ACADEMIC RECOVERY is from EdResearch For Action. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES ABOUT ACCELERATED LEARNING.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important:

Reading on Screens Worsens Comprehension for Younger Students. What Can Teachers Do? is from Ed Week. It’s not about the same study, but Kevin Drum has a counterpoint, Kids learn better on paper? Don’t be so sure…. I’m adding them both to The Best Resources On Which Is Best – Reading Digitally Or Reading Paper?