Originally posted on Robert Slavin's Blog:
“There is much technique to master in creating educational programs, evaluating them, and fairly summarizing their effects. There is even more technique in implementing proven programs in schools and classrooms, and in creating policies to support use of proven programs. We must care about technique because we care…
Sleep and exercise have been two important worries about children for the past few decades, for sure in relation to obesity. New research from the University of South Australia shows that the same decline in body mass index may be achieved by either extra sleep or extra exercise with some extra insights! From the press… Read More What’s better for children: sleep or exercise?
On Saturday Robert Slavin passed away. This is sad news for everybody who knew him and for educational research. There is a very beautiful farewell in the latest Best Evidence in Brief, the newsletter that Robert Slavin started. Besides the touching eulogy, the first study that is being discussed is the following: How effective is… Read More This is such a nice farewell to Robert Slavin in his ‘Best Evidence in Brief’
Education can do a lot – even miracles, trust me – but education can’t do everything. A recent study finds that in the US social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement – particularly for men. From the press release: “Education is not the equalizer that many people think it is,” says Anna Manzoni, author of… Read More Social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement
Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 3rd. With school closures over a year ago and the onslaught of remote instruction, many parents have come to appreciate not only what teachers do in classrooms (and now on screens) than ever before (see here) but also how…
More cartoons about school life during Covid, check this post by Larry Cuban.
Research Digest ByMatthew Warren When we talk to children about the characteristics of boys and girls, our word choice and syntax can profoundly shape what they take away from the conversation. Even attempts to dispel stereotypes can backfire: as we recently reported, telling kids that girls are “as good as” boys at maths can actually… Read More Describing Groups To Children Using Generic Language Can Accidentally Teach Them Social Stereotypes
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?