“More Urban Myths about Learning and Education” is now available!

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!

Mitos urbanos sobre aprendizaje y educación (Our first Urban Myths about Learning and Education now available in Spanish)

No, I will never get used to this. We first wrote our book in Dutch. This was followed by the extremely popular version in English (with still at least one copy sold every single day, imagine that), a version in Swedish and even a Chinese edition. And now the Spanish version has been published. Muchas… Read More Mitos urbanos sobre aprendizaje y educación (Our first Urban Myths about Learning and Education now available in Spanish)

New study confirms the importance of teachers’ wellbeing for learning

We’ve seen before that the mental state of teachers can have an impact on how children e.g. behave in class. No, really. Those studies suggested that this could also have a further negative effect on learning, something that has now – again – been confirmed by this new study which adds important insights about the… Read More New study confirms the importance of teachers’ wellbeing for learning

Children of well-educated mothers and fathers have higher survival rates

We’ve known for a long time that there is a correlation between the educational level of mothers and surviving as a child. But this new review study published in The Lancet shows also the importance of fathers’ education even in rich countries! From the press release: Every day, around 15 000 children under the age of… Read More Children of well-educated mothers and fathers have higher survival rates

Being rejected or being isolated from social groups as a young adolescent are two different things

I think this is a very interesting study as it made me look in a different way at something that seemed logical but is not. I do also think that there is some causal relationship is being mixed up with a mere correlation in the press release, luckily not in the actual study. From the… Read More Being rejected or being isolated from social groups as a young adolescent are two different things