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?

Gestures can help when learning vocabulary in a foreign language

On my Dutch blog, I posted this study by Pilegard and Fiorella on how gestures can help with learning. This study by Brian Mathias and colleagues also discusses gestures and their effect on learning, but within another topic as it shows that gestures can also help to translate foreign language words into one’s native language.… Read More Gestures can help when learning vocabulary in a foreign language

The Principal: The Most Misunderstood Person in All of Education (Kate Rousmaniere)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Kate Rousmaniere is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University (Ohio). She wrote The Principals’ Office: A Social History of the American School Principal, (Albany: SUNY Press,2013). The following article appeared in Atlantic Online, November 8, 2013. A few…

New study shows differences in how we perceive images: We are all used to seeing the 3D world that we live in reduced to 2D, whether in art, photography, or film

This is maybe a less practical study for education, although in the long run it can maybe lead to new practical insights. This study investigated how we visualize things that we have already seen, discovering that many adults are resistant to imagining their own vision as if it were a flat image — seeing it… Read More New study shows differences in how we perceive images: We are all used to seeing the 3D world that we live in reduced to 2D, whether in art, photography, or film