The negative effect of traffic noise on cognitive development

Over the past few years, I have posted quite some studies about the negative effect of noise on learning (check e.g. here and here). This new study suggests that traffic noise at schools has a detrimental effect on the development of working memory and attention in primary-school students. From the press release: Road traffic noise is… Read More The negative effect of traffic noise on cognitive development

Preventing summer slide through the mail (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter written up by Amanda Neitzel: Summer slide, or the loss of student learning progress over the summer months, is of concern to parents and educators. While summer school has been offered as a possible solution, it can be expensive… Read More Preventing summer slide through the mail (Best Evidence in Brief)

New – depressing – research on the Impostor Phenomenon

I’ve written before about the imposter syndrome, the idea that a person can have any success is due to external circumstances or just luck and chance and people will find out soon. New research shows that even under real-life conditions the phenomenon can appear regardless of age, gender, and intelligence. In short: The Impostor Phenomenon… Read More New – depressing – research on the Impostor Phenomenon

Parental text messaging

Originally posted on Best Evidence in Brief Index:
By Ruoyu Lian, Johns Hopkins University The use of parental text messaging to positively influence children’s educational behaviors has gained popularity. A recent study conducted by Catherine and colleagues hypothesized that a text message intervention using the MORE@Home app would be beneficial to enhancing parents’ engagement, and…

Sale of Twitter Shows That Ed Tech Companies Should Be Accountable To Schools (T.Philip Nichols and Antero Garcia)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
T. Philip Nichols is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Baylor University. Antero Garcia is associate professor of education at Stanford University. The original article appeared in Ed Source, May 8, 2022. The recent news that billionaire Elon Musk plans to purchase…