A positive study about screen time: watching TV with your child can help their cognitive development

We’ve known the benefits of reading together with your child for a long time now, so maybe this review study isn’t that surprising as it’s also all about the interaction between the parent and the kid. From the press release: A new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, has examined the impact passive screen use has… Read More A positive study about screen time: watching TV with your child can help their cognitive development

This is a very depressing study: Citations Before and After Successful and Failed Replications

To be clear: the study by Paul von Hippel isn’t disappointing. The results are. As we discuss in our book ‘The Psychology of Great Teaching‘, psychology as a science has seen a huge replication crisis but as Dirk Van Damme notes in his new report: A very serious challenge in social science research is the… Read More This is a very depressing study: Citations Before and After Successful and Failed Replications

What motivates students to cheat? (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 Winnie Tam: Academic cheating is a serious worldwide problem that researchers believe can be affected by verbal “nudges.” Zhao and colleagues conducted a study to investigate the effects of messages about test difficulty on… Read More What motivates students to cheat? (Best Evidence in Brief)

The effects of tutoring and family engagement on reading outcomes (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 Andrea Ochoa: A recent switched-replication randomized study by Jones and Li evaluated the effect of Future Forward on school attendance, social-emotional learning, and reading outcomes. Future Forward is a program that pairs paraprofessionals with… Read More The effects of tutoring and family engagement on reading outcomes (Best Evidence in Brief)

The four factors of anti-science beliefs and how to use them

A new review study by Aviva Philipp-Muller and colleagues distinct four factors that are related to anti-science beliefs: thinking scientific sources lack credibility; identifying with groups that have anti-science attitudes; a scientific message that contradicts a person’s current beliefs; and a mismatch between how a message is presented and a person’s style of thinking. But… Read More The four factors of anti-science beliefs and how to use them

Sustaining content through literacy instruction to improve reading comprehension outcomes in the early grades (Best Evidence in Brief)

While I was on a break from blogging, The Best Evidence in Brief newsletter kept coming. This study is one that a lot my readers will enjoy learning about: A recent longitudinal randomized controlled trial (RCT) by Kim and colleagues evaluated the effect of the Model of Reading Engagement (MORE) intervention on the reading comprehension of… Read More Sustaining content through literacy instruction to improve reading comprehension outcomes in the early grades (Best Evidence in Brief)

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)