Huge review study shows link between income inequality in a state and average results on math, but not reading

When I first read the title and introduction of the press release I was a bit baffled by the results of this review published in Educational Review as it shows that – in the US – inequalities in income affect how well children do in maths. This is not surprising at all, but more surprising… Read More Huge review study shows link between income inequality in a state and average results on math, but not reading

The effects of co-teaching for students with disabilities (Best Evidence in Brief)

A study in the new Best Evidence in Brief caught my eye because we also discussed this briefly in our second myth book: what is the effect of co-teaching? We concluded in our book that there is not much research on the effectiveness of the approach on learning in comparison to e.g. regular teaching. Do note:… Read More The effects of co-teaching for students with disabilities (Best Evidence in Brief)

The benefits of screen time for school-aged children?

This study only shows correlations, typical for screen time research. Paulich and colleagues show in their research that school-aged children who spend more time in front of screens are only slightly more likely to have attention disorders, disturbed sleep or lower grades and The good news is that they are no more likely to suffer… Read More The benefits of screen time for school-aged children?

When is grade retention helpful? (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 Justin Hill because it’s a very hot topic in my language region: Mieke Goos and colleagues recently conducted a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of grade retention practices in OECD countries. This adds to an already… Read More When is grade retention helpful? (Best Evidence in Brief

New meta-analysis: Depression and anxiety symptoms have doubled among young people during the pandemic

I’m still busy reading the studies that I missed during my break, and this is certainly an important and depressing one as it shows that an alarming percentage of children and adolescents are experiencing a global-wide mental crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic From the press release: The UCalgary study is a meta-analysis, pooling together… Read More New meta-analysis: Depression and anxiety symptoms have doubled among young people during the pandemic

Why I shouted ‘no’ to my computer yesterday… Collective Student Efficacy

For the past few years, I was heavily interested scientifically in Collective Teacher Efficacy but was surprised nobody talked about Collective Student Efficacy. So, I started working on a paper on this topic. Trying to find arguments in research why we should pay attention to this or not and so on. I mentioned briefly the… Read More Why I shouted ‘no’ to my computer yesterday… Collective Student Efficacy

Very interesting read: The Brain Doesn’t Think the Way You Think It Does

I used to share interesting stuff I read somewhere on this blog. Maybe I should do this again more often. This article in Quanta Magazine is really worth your attention: But a brain map with neat borders is not just oversimplified — it’s misleading. “Scientists for over 100 years have searched fruitlessly for brain boundaries… Read More Very interesting read: The Brain Doesn’t Think the Way You Think It Does