Research

Immaturity is an Incredible Asset for Learning, Dewey Wrote

I’ve been listening to an audiobook of John Dewey’s classic Democracy in Education [free here].  Listening to his work is…

Love the Teenager in Your Life? Know Their Brain.

When working with secondary education teachers, I often find myself reminding them that while teaching teenagers can be challenging on…

Why Education Reform Hasn’t Worked (in under 2 minutes). Go.

You’ve got to love it when really smart people who really know their stuff can drop knowledge on the spot.…

Improve Literacy Skills by Focusing on Speaking

I love this speaker series by AERA that features mini-lectures by education researchers.  In this video, Dr. Young-Suk Kim makes…

Masterful Pre-K Teacher, Just Beautiful

Central Park East 1 has been the subject of many studies over the years for its culture of creativity and…

Failing Systems, Complex Fix

Love this brief talk by Dr. Kara S. Finnigan at University of Rochester.  She talks about the pitfall of trying to…

Political Spin and Policy Research

Professor Jeffrey R. Henig of Teachers College, Columbia University delivers this brief talk about how research plays into political ideology.  His…

Developing Youth Literacies, Loving the Disciplines

The great literacy researcher Elizabeth Birr Moje of University of Michigan delivers this TED-style talk at an educational research conference.…

If Finland Was a Teacher

I’m reading this fantastic book by Sam Abrams of Teachers College on private enterprise in education.  It prompted me to…

Literacy, Video Games, and Straight Up Insight

This short video by one of the world’s finest literacy scholars will leave you asking yourself: why can’t teaching and learning…

Common Core Regrets? [via NYTimes]

In response to Diane Ravitch’s opinion piece in the Times recently, readers offered their take on testing, the state of public…

Genes can have up to 80% influence on students’ academic performance [via The Conversation]

The idea that academic performance is innate might sound innocent, but it can quickly result in educators and officials “writing…

From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain [via NPR]

A test that can flag struggling readers before they’re old enough to read and the power of music to help…

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science [via NPR]

Two developmental psychologists break down 21st century skills and give everyday tips for parents on how to instill them. Read…

A Different Way to Think about the English-es We Speak with Jamila Lyiscott

We all speak different ways in different contexts.  When students do it, adults sometimes tell them to speak “properly.”  Jamila…

Voice, Identity, and Relevance in Learning with Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell delivers a thorough and powerful address on the importance of taking student voice, identity, and relevance in schools.…
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