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!
Mindfulness has been a hype for quite a while, also in education. I wouldn’t call it a myth, as I know research that do show benefits, but it often comes with a warning that for some children – most often the children who are having difficulties already – it can have negative consequences. But now… Read More Can mindfulness make you selfish?
Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner, Mirjam Neelen, Tine Hoof & Tim Surma This blog is the second one in a series of eight blogs, originally written by Tine Hoof, Tim Surma & Paul Kirschner, and published on excel.thomasmore.be. In 2015, Richard Mayer and Logan Fiorella published their book ‘Learning as a…
Originally posted on Best Evidence in Brief Index:
By Susan Davis, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore City Public Schools is one of the first districts in the US to utilize many proven or promising tutoring programs on a significant scale in elementary reading. Although it is too early to report student gains, a report released by…
We have known that merit pay is often an expensive approach with little to no effect. But maybe we should change this view, as this new study shows that it can have a detrimental effect on segregation: Teacher incentive pay programs that focused on raising student achievement in high-need high schools expanded the test score… Read More This study finds that merit pay in education can make segregation worse
Xkcd is as funny as ever!
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
From Audrey Watters’s self-description: I am an education writer, an independent scholar, a serial dropout, a rabble-rouser, and ed-tech’s Cassandra. “It’s a long story,” I often say. You can catch snippets of it, if you pay attention. I’ve got a?CV?if you care about such…
There is a new systematic review study on a topic that is highly relevant to the present situation. High‐quality evidence shows that, on average, school‐based interventions aimed at students who are experiencing, or at risk of, academic difficulties, do improve reading and mathematics outcomes in the short term. This is in line with a previous… Read More School-based interventions can help improve reading and math in at-risk children
Executive functions have been popular in education for a while now, although still a lot is not really clear yet. This is in part because there is no solid agreement on what those functions are and what not, as also is discussed in this new article. The article itself is not a study but a… Read More Executive functions might not exist all in your head?