For people who don’t know what teaching is all about, read this incredible story

It’s a euphemism, to say the least, that we live in strange times, with teachers having to go through great lengths to be able to teach. But this professor beats us all. At the end of his long twitter thread, he wonders why he still tried to teach from the elevator in which he was… Read More For people who don’t know what teaching is all about, read this incredible story

Adults Put Off Crucial Conversations About Race Because They Mistakenly Think Young Children Won’t Understand

Originally posted on Research Digest:
By Emily Reynolds Conversations about race are not always easy, as the writer Reni Eddo-Lodge has recently explored in her brilliant book Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race. But they’re no less necessary for it: not talking about racism is simply not an option, particularly for those…

Not really new, but confirmation can be handy: new study shows quizzes improve academic performance

We’ve known the positive effect on learning of regular (low-stake) testing for quite some while, but this meta-analytic study in combination reconfirms it. From the press release: About a year ago, a conversation during a faculty meeting piqued Marcus Crede’s interest. A senior faculty member in Iowa State University’s Department of Psychology said that he… Read More Not really new, but confirmation can be handy: new study shows quizzes improve academic performance

The impact of teacher burnout on student behavior and discipline issues

Education is often interaction, but some kinds of interaction are not necessarily so positive. A new study – with some high No Shit, Sherlock! feel to it – shows that the stress of teachers can have a trickle-down effect on their students, leading to disruptive behavior that results in student suspensions. And I’ll add: probably… Read More The impact of teacher burnout on student behavior and discipline issues

New meta-analysis on the bilingual advantage in executive functions of children

This is quite a study by Gunnured et al. It checks a lot of quality boxes, such as preregistration, open data… The topic is a field that has been quite difficult to examine, as it discusses the influence of bilingualism on executive functions (EF) of children. Why is this kind of research difficult? Well, while… Read More New meta-analysis on the bilingual advantage in executive functions of children