Do expert teachers look at their class differently? (Best Evidence in Brief)

There are often huge differences between experts and novices. This is also the case for teachers.  Best Evidence in Brief discusses a new study on one of those possible differences. Teachers’ gaze patterns could reveal the different priorities expert teachers and novice teachers might have in their classrooms, according to a recent study published in Learning… Read More Do expert teachers look at their class differently? (Best Evidence in Brief)

Evidence-informed school improvement (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with some interesting studies. I want to pick this one as it actually hurts a bit: The Education Endowment Foundation in the UK has published an evaluation of Research Leads Improving Students’ Education (RISE). The program, which was developed and delivered by Huntington School in York, aimed to improve… Read More Evidence-informed school improvement (Best Evidence in Brief)

In the world student championship recognizing fake news it’s Finland 1 US 0, but wait?

But wait… maybe it’s because Finland sent in a dream team as it’s a comparison between 67 students from an international school in Finland versus 348 students in participant groups of between 170 and 176 across three districts in California. The districts had diverse populations with a free and reduced student lunch rate of 36%,… Read More In the world student championship recognizing fake news it’s Finland 1 US 0, but wait?

Home visits show effect on absenteeism and performance (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with some interesting studies, such as this one: A new study by Steven Sheldon and Sol Bee Jung from our own Johns Hopkins School of Education examines Parent Teacher Home Visits (PTHV), a strategy for engaging educators and families as a team to support student achievement. The PTHV… Read More Home visits show effect on absenteeism and performance (Best Evidence in Brief)