Again: better sleep habits lead to better college grades (and can maybe explain gender differences!)

Of course I won’t promote sleeping during my classes, but still… Two MIT professors have found a strong relationship between students’ grades and how much sleep they’re getting. “What time students go to bed and the consistency of their sleep habits also make a big difference. And no, getting a good night’s sleep just before… Read More Again: better sleep habits lead to better college grades (and can maybe explain gender differences!)

New review of evidence on parental engagement (Best Evidence in Brief)

This review in the latest Best Evidence in Brief focuses on an important partner in education that often is overlooked: A review of evidence published by the Education Endowment Foundation in the UK shows how parental engagement can have a positive effect on a child’s academic achievement – regardless of age or socioeconomic status. The review, conducted by… Read More New review of evidence on parental engagement (Best Evidence in Brief)

A new meta-analysis about interleaved practice, some nuances

Interleaving is a very effective tool in every teachers’ toolbox, but this new meta-analysis shows some interesting nuances: Interleaving is clearly effective for inductive learning of complex visual material with high similarity between categories but not within categories. In contrast, results concerning the interleaving effect for learning with expository texts are mixed. Thus, interleaving should… Read More A new meta-analysis about interleaved practice, some nuances