Maths homework effort: Increasing autonomous motivation through support from family and school (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief, and one of the topics this time has been discussed quite a lot on this blog, check e.g. here: the influence of parents on homework. An article published in Frontiers in Psychology examines how maths homework effort among middle school pupils is influenced by adult support from family and school. The… Read More Maths homework effort: Increasing autonomous motivation through support from family and school (Best Evidence in Brief)

Why do children from wealthier and well-educated family backgrounds tend to do better at school? Verbal abilities seem to play a role.

This new study from the University of York found that children from families of higher socioeconomic status had better language abilities at nursery school age. This may not come as a surprise, but the study also shows that these verbal skills boosted their later academic performance throughout the school, although it won’t be the only… Read More Why do children from wealthier and well-educated family backgrounds tend to do better at school? Verbal abilities seem to play a role.

What will be the effect of school closures for weeks or months?

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?