Two psychologists (David Daniel and Daniel Willingham) discuss research--especially various branches of psychology--and how it might apply to K-16 classrooms, and educational policy.
Testing Effect & Action Research
We examine an important qualification on the testing effect & also discuss the role of action research--educators conducting research in their classrooms.
E D Hirsch's Vision of Uniting Americans Via a Common Curriculum
David Daniel and Daniel Willingham consider E. D. Hirsch's latest book, How to Educate a Citizen, focusing on the idea that common knowledge of our history and culture might bring our fractured country together.
Growth mindset: Is it really THAT easy?
David Daniel and Daniel Willingham look at a 2016 article, which took a very meticulous approach to intervention. The researchers sought a way to create a growth mindset in 9th graders, and The Daniels found this article fascinating both for the methods they used, and as a springboard to more general reflections on the status of the growth mindset theory.
Can Neuroscience Improve Education?
We look at an article that both argues for teachers learning more neuroscience, and that offers an experiment that provided PD for teachers with some neuroscientific content, and then looked for changes in their classroom teaching. Dubinsky, J. M.,...
Can Parents Give Their Children Math Anxiety?
The Daniels discuss Maloney et al., 2015, which focuses on whether it's possible for kids to "catch" math anxiety from their parents. Maloney, E. A., Ramirez, G., Gunderson, E. A., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Intergenerational effects of...