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 and I’ve picked a very relevant but depressing study this time… As COVID pushes more schools online, the call for evidence of online learning is at a premium. Virtual charter schools are one recent innovation claiming to utilize technology for more individualized and flexible learning. However, a recent article published… Read More Virtual charter schools’ consistent and persistent negative impacts (Best Evidence in Brief)
Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen Should children learn to code, starting at a young age? We don’t really think so, but there are others who believe it to be absolutely critical. It really doesn’t matter very much what we or others think as both sides of the discussion…
This comic that I found via the tweet underneath the comic really made me smile. I didn’t want to use it for a Funny on Sunday, because I know it can stir some interesting debate… Do visit the comic here: http://existentialcomics.com/comic/343
Is something is significantly predicted by higher IQ, higher socioeconomic status and greater parental education you don’t get answers, but more questions such as ‘how do those three elements interact?’ We do know that boys aren’t better at math by definition, but also the possible explanations given by the researchers remain an educated guess backed… Read More Correlation vs causation: Parents with degrees give their children significant advantage in maths
More cartoons on sheltering-in via Larry Cuban.
Originally posted on Research Digest:
By Emily Reynolds The way parents feel and behave often rubs off on their children. Kids’ own life paths can be influenced by the strength of their parents’ romantic relationship, for example, or how often their parents lie to them. We may also pick things up as our parents try to…
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Cartoonists have acerbic pens. read some stories. In the New York Times, kindergarten teacher Rachel Miller in Georgetown, Massachusetts described teaching her class from home. Last week, I ran my first virtual small-group kindergarten class. We read a book, practiced our letters and sounds,…