Data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study, which has tracked the ups and downs of 40,000 households since 2009 claims that children are happier when at school than during the holidays with the Easter break being the gloomiest time of the year.
A somewhat alarming study that suggests children who spend more time on online social networks feel less happy in almost all aspects of their lives. It may well be that unhappy students are more drawn to social media but the levels of use are concerning. Additional findings reported that girls suffer more adverse effects than boys.
Students learn more effectively between 11 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. than at other times of the day; “The basic thrust is that the best times of day for learning for college-age students are later than standard class hours begin.”
A recent study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts.
Schoolchildren who receive words of encouragement from a teacher are significantly more likely to continue their education beyond the age of 16 than those who do not, a new study suggests.
A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high school students.
This study looks at a range of methods used to ‘flip’ learning and finds that aof all the methods evaluated from student presentations to video lessons, “the benefits of testing are robust and likely to enhance performance regardless of how it is carried out—something difficult to say about many techniques.”
This piece from Becky Allen at Datalab suggests that the new government consultation on ‘ordinary working families’ actually undermines its own argument that grammar schools are a viable vehicle for social mobility.
Should teachers use prequestions, by Daniel Willingham
6 things to get right in every school, by Tom Sherrington
What makes expert teachers?, by Harry Fletcher-Wood
The questioning collection, by Alex Quigley
SEND Governor matters, by Naureen Afzal
Seminal Papers in educational psychology by Paul Kirschner.
Reading is knowledge, by James Murphy
The importance of connecting things in English, by Erin Miller
Blooms taxonomy – that pyramid is a problem, by Doug Lemov
Maths anxiety, by Jo Morgan
Checking the climate in your school, by Stephen Tierney
Get edtech right without blowing your budget, by José Picardo
Stop fetishizing failure and success, by Martin Robinson