No, we weren’t done. Four years after our first book Urban Myths About Learning and Education, it’s high time to share all the factchecks that Paul, Casper and myself have been working on. In the book we discuss over 30 new myths, again using the 3 labels ‘complete nonsense’, ‘nuanced’ and ‘we don’t know’, the… Read More “More Urban Myths about Learning and Education” is now available!
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with – amongst others – this report: A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences has found that an intensive approach to helping principals improve their leadership practices did not improve student achievement or change principal practices as intended. The study looked at the effectiveness of a professional… Read More What role do principals play in improving teaching and student achievement? (Best Evidence in Brief)
I shared this updated list of the effect sizes of 250+ influences on student achievement already on my Dutch blog, but I think many readers of this blog will appreciate me sharing them here too. Some of the effect sizes became less enormous since the 2017 update, e.g. collective teacher efficacy and Teacher estimates of… Read More The update list of effect sizes by John Hattie, but…
It is topic often discussed, but the evidence is getting quite big: girls aren’t worse – or better – in mathematics than boys. The irony is that imho this study is relevant by adding support to previous findings, but the sample – as with many brain studies – is rather low. From the press release:… Read More Again: brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability (new study)
Originally posted on Robert Slavin's Blog:
The world of evidence-based policy just got some terrific news. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard, were recently awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. This award honors extraordinary people doing extraordinary work to alleviate poverty in developing countries. I heard Esther Duflo…
This is the slidedeck I used in my keynote for the 24th E-learn conference 2019 in New Orleans, November 7th.
Last night I arrived in New Orleans to give my own keynote at the E-Learn 2019 conference, but looking at these slides by Saul Carliner, I’ve missed a very interesting keynote! I’ll be sharing my keynote later today!