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De verborgen kost van lesonderbrekingen en wat er aan te doen?

Pedro wrote this for his Dutch readership, but it’s worth spreading to English speakers. He wrote: For Corona, one of my most read and shared posts was about what we call time on task. Earlier I also wrote about the danger of interruptions for learning. New research by Kraft & Monti-Nussbaum (2020) shows this and …

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The relation between student motivation and reading performance

Among other things, the review examined the relationship between motivation and reading over time, including eight longitudinal studies. The results indicated positive, significant associations in both directions, but the relation between early reading ability was a stronger predictor of later motivation than early motivation to read predicted reading achievement. In other words, success is more …

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A review of reading and math interventions for struggling secondary students

School‐based interventions targeting students with, or at risk of, academic difficulties in Grades 7–12 have on average positive effect s on standardised tests in reading and maths. The most effective interventions have the potential to considerably decrease the gap between at‐risk and not‐at‐risk students. Effects vary substantially between interventions, however, and the evidence for using …

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How Learning Happens – Seminal Works in Educational Psychology and What they Mean in Practice: A review

Derek writes: How Learning Happens selects 28 key works of research in educational psychology from 1960 to 2013. Each work gets a chapter in which the reader is informed why they should read the article, a description of the research, the implications for teaching practice plus a useful bullet pointed ‘takeaway’ summary at the end…I …

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