New Sections on Social Emotional Learning and Attendance in Evidence for ESSA!

Originally posted on Robert Slavin's Blog:
We are proud to announce the launch of two new sections of our Evidence for ESSA website (http://www.evidenceforessa.org): K-12 social-emotional learning and attendance. Funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the new sections represent our first foray beyond academic achievement. The social-emotional learning section…

Does enhancing teacher expectation benefit students? (Best Evidence in Brief)

A new Best Evidence in Brief, this study triggered my interest, although I would appreciate a replication in other countries/regions: A recent study published in Learning and Individual Differences investigates the effects of an intervention in China that enhances teachers’ approaches to conveying high expectations to students. The researchers randomly selected two schools in an urban… Read More Does enhancing teacher expectation benefit students? (Best Evidence in Brief)

Another study, another blow to mind-set theory?

Brooke Macnamara just shared a new paper he published together with Burgoyne and Hambrick in which they checked 6 claims about the (growth) mind-set theory. Handy for me, his tweets are a perfect summary: We examined 6 key claims of mindset theory. The strongest association (r=−.12) was in the opposite direction from the theory's claim.… Read More Another study, another blow to mind-set theory?