Yesterday I had the honour of being on the Ed Talks online show from the Khan Academy and I had a little scoop for them… The cover of our new book! The new book is coming Summer 2022 from Corwin Will be available for pre-order before the end of 2021 And this is the cover:… Read More The cover of our new book: The Psychology of Great Teaching
Ok, sorry for the clickbait title, but the answer did surprise me: it may be whatever skill you think you’re best at! When I thought a bit further it became a No shirt, Sherlock-example. From the press release: Think you’re good at mindfulness techniques? Then that may work best for you. Or do you believe… Read More What’s the best way to improve a sad mood? The answer may surprise you…
We’ve written extensively about this topic in More Myths about Learning and Education, our second myth book, but a new working paper by Vladimir Kogan, Brandon Genetin, Joyce Chen and Alan Kalishagain confirms again: student surveys don’t measure what you think they measure. Grades seem to be the biggest influence in this case – we… Read More Again: teacher and course evaluations don’t tell you what you think they tell you
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Justin Hill: Carrie E. Markovitz and colleagues recently reported on a replication and expansion of a previous randomized controlled trial focused on volunteer tutoring in reading for at-risk early elementary school students. The current… Read More Effectiveness of volunteer tutoring (Best Evidence in Brief)
It’s something you can maybe recognize from your own life, but for sure from some movies: when people are looking for a solution, they e.g. start walking circles in their room. Now there is good news for if you are really lazy: walking does work, but even small movements while sitting improve creativity. The researchers… Read More Does walking help to get our most creative ideas?
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
If you have ever taught, your classroom is like a second home and you decorate it to express yourself, make it livable for students for an hour or all day, and inject a bit of humor. I surely did when I taught high school…
Yesterday, my good friend and mentor Paul Kirschner already shared this new article. No, it’s not about Ebbinghaus, but about a new theory about what is happening in our brain. Or is it? Ebbinghaus is mentioned already in the introduction :). From the press release: We create countless memories as we live our lives but… Read More Why do we forget? New theory proposes ‘forgetting’ is actually a form of learning
Originally posted on education ruminations:
I recently read?this?excellent journal article on the structure of academic self-concept by Arens et al (2021).? The article is about different models of academic self-concept (pupils self-perceptions of their own performance or ability in school subjects), and looks in part at whether or not there is a ‘general’ academic self-concept…
This study adds support that (certain kinds of) sport can improve self-regulation. The results are in line with previous research into executive functions in which doing sports has a positive effect on self-control, estimating the other, etc.). There is one important limitation in this study: the researchers studied the primary school children for 11 weeks… Read More Does Taekwondo improve children’s self-regulation?