Press release: New TIMSS 2019 findings reveal science and mathematics achievement is on the rise

Today the new TIMSS results were published, this is the press release on the whole study (most countries only talk about themselves…) International results find most countries are reaching minimum proficiency, gender equity eroded in mathematics at fourth grade, and teachers requiring more professional development for integrating technology into their teaching. The Global Education 2030… Read More Press release: New TIMSS 2019 findings reveal science and mathematics achievement is on the rise

Making personality changes can sometimes promote success (and still, I feel a bit scared)

This is the kind of study that is interesting but can also lead to new myths in education. In short the press release states that this new study may hold the key to job success as it finds that young people who develop higher levels of conscientiousness and emotional stability during the transition to employment… Read More Making personality changes can sometimes promote success (and still, I feel a bit scared)

Effects of an SEL and literacy development program (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I picked this study from this biweekly newsletter: Harvard University’s Stephanie Jones and colleagues examined 2-year experimental impactsof a school-based intervention in social-emotional learning and literacy development, called the 4Rs, on children’s social-emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning. The 4Rs program, an intervention unique in its integration of… Read More Effects of an SEL and literacy development program (Best Evidence in Brief)