In our country schools have already been suspended until April 3 – and then the Easter holidays will follow. It is still uncertain what will happen after the Easter holidays. Many countries are now in the same situation But what are the effects of such a period without a lesson? We are in unprecedented territory and I… Read More What will be the effect of school closures for weeks or months?
Originally posted on Robert Slavin's Blog:
I am writing in March, 2020, at what may be the scariest point in the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. We are just now beginning to understand the potential catastrophe, and also to begin taking actions most likely to reduce the incidence of the disease. One of the…
Liesbeth Marckx sent me this overview and I think there is some good advice in it. I can imagine that synchronous learning can be a thing now and I shouldn’t abolish this in these desperate times by definition, but in this poster, there is a strong emphasis on how to survive this situation both as… Read More Good advice for online instructors
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief, with several interesting studies. This one was new for me: A recent study published in the Journal of Economics examined the effects of increasing education spending on student achievement in more than 3,000 diverse districts in seven states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. Money for the… Read More The impact of increasing education spending: a study in seven states (Best Evidence in Brief)
Maybe it’s a bit ironic in the current circumstances, but a new meta-analysis published in The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) builds on years of previous research studies and demonstrates the value of family meals. The news is shared by an organization that promotes families eating together, but the study is published in… Read More New meta-analysis and review study confirms the value of family meals
Sara Hjelm asked me to translate the Dutch post that I wrote this morning, and maybe this is a good idea. This morning I started working at 6. I wanted to record the audio for 2 movies for an online course that’s due on Tuesday to replace my lectures. At 7 am I had finished… Read More Don’t make the mistake I almost made: we are running a marathon, not a sprint