Education Research Highlights From 2016
In 2016, we learned more about how teachers feel about their profession, from the reasons why they started teaching in the first place (#1) to why they leave (#6). We learned that science students do better when teachers share stories about the struggles scientists face instead of portraying them as geniuses (#3). We’re also learning more about why U.S. students are falling behind students in other countries (#12). Here are 15 studies published this year that every educator should know about. 1. Altruism drives many people to become teachers, according to this survey of over 3,000 public school teachers. Rentner, D.S., Kober, N., & Frizzell, M. (2016). 2. Are kindergartners spending too much time on academics? Bassok, D., Latham, S., & Rorem, A. (2016). 3. It turns out that the idea of genius might intimidate young learners. Lin-Siegler, X., Ahn, J. 4. Cherng, H. 5. Despite growing up as digital natives, many students have difficulty evaluating the information they find online. 7. 8.
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