More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers

Executive function(s) is/are a hot topic for some time now, while there is still debate about what is and what isn’t included in the list of executive functions and if you can have a long-term effect. This new study looked at the correlation between EF on the one side and screen time and physical activity… Read More More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers

Replication in educational science? Things are getting very slightly better (but it’s still very bad))

In 2014 Makel en Plucker found out that less than 1% of the studies published in the top journals for education research were replication studies. Did things get better afterwards? This is what Perry, Morris & Lea tried to find out. And the answer is yes, but very, very, very slightly. Publication Year Total publications… Read More Replication in educational science? Things are getting very slightly better (but it’s still very bad))

Really? Teachers’ turnover intentions, burnout and poor work are related

This Finnish longitudinal study examined the connection between the risk of burnout, poor experienced teacher-working environment en what the researchers call persistent turnover intentions. This link may not come as a surprise, but the good news is: positive experiences such as enough autonomy in the workplace seem to protect against cynicism and exhaustion. From the… Read More Really? Teachers’ turnover intentions, burnout and poor work are related

What are the best bets for school leaders to promote students’ learning?

There is a new review report, “School Environment and Leadership: Evidence Review” by Rob Coe et al. The whole four parts are worth the read, but I know you have little time to read them. Bear in mind that the researchers went through 112 studies for their report, but still, if you want to know… Read More What are the best bets for school leaders to promote students’ learning?

No surprise to me: When school feels ‘like prison,’ test scores, college attendance drop

In some places in the world, schools have started to become almost prison-like to keep children safe. But what is the effect on learning? A new study examining this doesn’t give much hope. Students at high schools with prominent security measures have lower math scores, are less likely to attend college and are suspended more… Read More No surprise to me: When school feels ‘like prison,’ test scores, college attendance drop