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,…
Today we saw a new step in loosening the lockdown in Belgium, but kids still aren’t allowed to play. And this hurts. While this new study by Jennifer Fane and colleagues wasn’t conducted during the pandemic, it does show why losing the ability to play is a bad thing. From the press release: Social and… Read More Something I can relate to: Child’s play is ‘lost’ in pandemic fear
True, the sample is rather small, non-longitudinal and the researchers, Rogers and Cheung, call it rightfully preliminary findings, but still: the results are very depressing: This study examined the beliefs of pre-service teachers with regard to the myths of learning styles and multiple intelligences. Survey data indicated that that the student teachers generally endorsed these… Read More A bit of a depressing study: “Pre-service teacher education may perpetuate myths about teaching and learning”