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What do YOU need from education research? Tell us tonight, 8-9pm

Here comes the final Learning Zone live chat… Researchers are asking what teachers need from educational research. Teachers, here’s your chance to tell them. Join the conversation and help shape the future of educational research to improve student outcomes. Get involved tonight, 8-9pm to explore what interests you most and ensure current research is meeting your needs in the classroom. Ask Questions any time Use ASK to post questions to specific scientists at any time until 1st July. Feel free to ask about whatever you like, whenever you like. There are over 50 scientists available to answer your questions, see the list here. More tips and advice… Science of Learning – A collection of articles – Impact, Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching Bringing scientific evidence to the classroom – Blog on Learning and Development Connecting the Dots between Education Research and Classroom Teachers – Education Week

Posted on June 26, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

What do YOU need from education research? Tell us tonight, 8-9pm

Researchers are asking what teachers need from educational research. Teachers, here’s your chance to tell them. Join the conversation and help shape the future of educational research to improve student outcomes. Get involved tonight, 8-9pm to explore what interests you most and ensure current research is meeting your needs in the classroom. Ask Questions any time Use ASK to post questions to specific scientists at any time until 1st July. Feel free to ask about whatever you like, whenever you like. There are over 50 scientists available to answer your questions, see the list here. More tips and advice… Science of Learning – A collection of articles – Impact, Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching Bringing scientific evidence to the classroom – Blog on Learning and Development Connecting the Dots between Education Research and Classroom Teachers – Education Week

Posted on June 21, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

Over to you…

In this final fortnight of the Learning Zone, we’re handing things over to teachers. With no specific topic, this fortnight is an opportunity to explore what interests you most and to tell researchers what you need from education research. A chance to reflect and ask about anything linked to the Science of Learning. A range of scientists will be available to join teachers in these discussions. Live chats Thursday 21st June, 8-9pm Tuesday 26th June, 8-9pm Pop the dates in your diary now and we’ll remind you on the day. Ask Questions any time Use ASK to post questions to specific scientists at any time over the next fortnight. Feel free to ask about whatever you like, whenever you like. There are over 50 scientists available to answer your questions, see the list here. More tips and advice… Science of Learning – A collection of articles – Impact, Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching Bringing scientific evidence to the classroom – Blog on Learning and … Continue reading

Posted on June 17, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

How does Making Learning Difficult benefit students’ learning? Join the chat tonight, 8-9pm

Research supports the idea that providing students with challenging work enhances learning outcomes. Evidence-based techniques that benefit learning include spaced learning, interleaving and elaborate interrogation. Read more, including tips for your classroom, in the topic summary and join other teachers and education researchers tonight, 8-9pm to discuss ways to stretch and challenge students and how this benefits their learning. Ask Questions any time Use ASK to post questions to specific scientists at any time over the next fortnight. Feel free to ask about whatever you like, whenever you like. There are over 50 scientists available to answer your questions, see the list here. In the news: Teaching and Learning: Desirable Difficulties – SecEd, May 2018 The application of spacing and interleaving approaches in the classroom – Chartered College of Teaching, February 2018 Desirable Difficulties – The Learning Scientists, July 2017 Up next… The final fortnight of the Learning Zone runs 18 June – 1 July. With no topic, this fortnight is an opportunity to explore what interests you … Continue reading

Posted on June 13, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

How does Making Learning Difficult benefit students’ learning? Join the chat tonight, 8-9pm

Research supports the idea that providing students with challenging work enhances learning outcomes. Evidence-based techniques that benefit learning include spaced learning, interleaving and elaborate interrogation. Read more, including tips for your classroom, in the topic summary and join other teachers and education researchers tonight, 8-9pm to discuss ways to stretch and challenge students and how this benefits their learning. Ask Questions any time Use ASK to post questions to specific scientists at any time over the next fortnight. Feel free to ask about whatever you like, whenever you like. There are over 50 scientists available to answer your questions, see the list here. In the news: Teaching and Learning: Desirable Difficulties – SecEd, May 2018 The application of spacing and interleaving approaches in the classroom – Chartered College of Teaching, February 2018 Desirable Difficulties – The Learning Scientists, July 2017 Up next… The final fortnight of the Learning Zone runs 18 June – 1 July. With no topic, this fortnight is an opportunity to explore what interests you … Continue reading

Posted on June 7, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

The benefits of making learning difficult

Research supports the idea that providing students with challenging work enhances learning outcomes. Evidence-based techniques that benefit learning include spaced learning, interleaving and elaborate interrogation. Read more, including tips for your classroom, in the topic summary and join us this fortnight as we discuss how making learning difficult benefits students. Live chats Join the next live chat about Making Learning Difficult: Thursday 7th June, 8-9pm Get the date in your planner now, we’ll remind you on the day. Ask Questions any time Use ASK to post questions to specific scientists at any time over the next fortnight. Feel free to ask about whatever you like, whenever you like. There are over 50 scientists available to answer your questions, see the list here. In the news: Teaching and Learning: Desirable Difficulties – SecEd, May 2018 The application of spacing and interleaving approaches in the classroom – Chartered College of Teaching, February 2018 Desirable Difficulties – The … Continue reading

Posted on June 3, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

Let’s talk mental health. Join the chat tonight, 8-9pm

With exams now well underway, young people across the UK are facing the challenge of high stress and anxiety levels; this can have a negative effect on students’ ability to learn or perform in their exams. Mental health seems to be as bad as it’s ever been for our young generation but is this because more people are suffering or are we just becoming more aware and talking about mental health more openly? Come along to the chat tonight to share your opinions and experiences on mental health and find out more about how mental health affects learning. Increases in mental health issues among students? Cat summarises the changing state of mental health in young people in response to forda’s question “Has mental health of pupils got worse, or is it more reported?” Comment to join the conversation and share your thoughts and experiences. Click here for other questions relating … Continue reading

Posted on May 22, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

Let’s talk mental health. Join the chat tonight, 8-9pm

With exams causing stress for students and teachers this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we’re opening a discussion to explore how mental health impacts learning. Tonight at 8-9pm, join other teachers and the following educational researchers to discuss mental health: Discuss risk factors for mental illness with Christina. Ask Sveta about interventions to support social and emotional cognition and self-regulation. Chat with Alice about how emotion understanding relates to behaviour and school outcomes. Speak with Cat about development of social and emotional processing during adolescence. Or just come along to share your experiences. Questions in the Learning Zone Many students suffer anxiety around assessments. Obviously some is useful, but too much can be detrimental. Are there any scientific strategies that can help? We have a school counselor at school. At what stage do you think it is sensible to refer a student to the school counselor? Educating children about how to care for their physical health and wellbeing once … Continue reading

Posted on May 17, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

CORRECTION – Live chat on Thursday about Mental Health

Join us on Thursday 17th May (not Tuesday 15th!) to discuss how Mental Health affects learning and share your experiences. Head to ASK to start a discussion in the meantime. Feel free to post questions about how the effect of Mental Health on learning or any other science of learning topic that interests you. We’ll catch you on Thursday for the live chat!

Posted on May 15, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment

Let’s talk mental health.

GCSEs and Year 6 SATs kicked off this week, coinciding with #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – very apt! Examinations and deadlines result in pressure and stress for students (and teachers). Join us and other teachers this fortnight to explore how mental health impacts learning with educational researchers: Discuss risk factors for mental illness with Christina. Ask Sveta about interventions to support social and emotional cognition and self-regulation. Chat with Alice about how emotion understanding relates to behaviour and school outcomes. Speak with Cat about development of social and emotional processing during adolescence. Post a question in ASK or drop into the live CHAT on Thursday 17th May, 8-9pm to start a discussion and share your experiences. Questions in the Learning Zone Many students suffer anxiety around assessments. Obviously some is useful, but too much can be detrimental. Are there any scientific strategies that can help? We have a school counselor at school. At what stage do you … Continue reading

Posted on May 15, 2018 by modkatie in News | Leave a comment