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September 05, 2019

Teachers Still Believe in 'Learning Styles' and Other Myths About Cognition

Most teachers believe in learning styles and the concept of being right-brained versus left-brained, which have both been debunked by research, a new survey found.

July 18, 2019

Influential Reading Group Makes It Clear: Students Need Systematic, Explicit Phonics

The International Literacy Association wades back into the reading wars with a new brief endorsing systematic, explicit phonics and decodable texts as key elements of early reading instruction.

June 10, 2019

No, Mentoring a Student-Teacher Won't Hurt Your Evaluation Score, Study Suggests

Mentoring a student-teacher won't hurt a teacher's district evaluation score—in fact, it might even give it a boost, according to a working study.

December 14, 2018

The Teaching Profession in 2018 (in Charts)

Some called 2018 the "year of the teacher." Here's a review of the research that encapsulates a milestone year for the teaching profession.

November 14, 2018

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Wants Teachers to Learn Brain Science

The philanthropic organization will give $1 million to support Neuroteach Global, a platform designed by the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning that aims to help teachers understand and apply learning science.

July 19, 2018

To Up Students' Math Ability, Try Working on Their Teachers' Growth Mindset

In a new study from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, students whose teachers underwent a professional-development program challenging the "myth of the math person" scored higher on an assessment of math ability.

June 21, 2018

Teachers View Immigrant Parents as Less Involved. That Mindset May Be Hurting Students

Students whose teachers viewed their parents as less engaged in their schooling had lower grade point averages and were less likely to be recommended for advanced courses, according to a new study.

April 26, 2018

Most Teachers Report High Levels of Stress, Study Finds

The study measured responses from about 100 teachers from a single district, and found that 93 percent experienced high levels of stress in their profession.

April 23, 2018

'Too Often, Teachers Deny Their Own Expertise': John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe

After over 20 years of researching student achievement, John Hattie points to teacher mindsets and expertise as the biggest factors in improving learning outcomes.

December 20, 2017

The Teaching Profession in 2017 (in Charts)

Here are some charts that sum up the state of the teaching profession in 2017, from working hours to student behavior.

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