Here are the posts that I have written for the Jacobs Foundation Blog on Learning and Development.
Adolescents need sleep to learn
So can we teach them how to sleep well?
Personalising educational materials
Learning should be tailored to individuals, not to ability groups
Should homework be scrapped?
The costs and benefits of working outside of lessons
LGBT-inclusive education is important for children's wellbeing
Teachers learn about neuroscience
What are the key principles?
Supporting school teachers
How can we keep valuable teachers in post?
Overcoming students’ misconceptions
‘Stop and think’ helps them learn counterintuitive concepts
Promoting teacher autonomy
Educators want evidence and tools, not strict instructions
Fighting for educational neuroscience
It’s time to embrace the interdisciplinary learning sciences
School-based advocates for evidence
Can school ‘Research Leads’ improve education?
Translating questionable research to the classroom
Can we trust the results of educational neuroscience studies?
Ensuring research informs teaching and learning
How can we make educational trials work?
The fluctuation of IQ
What do individual changes in IQ mean for education?
Bilingual at school
Advantage or disadvantage for learning?
Students contributing to research
Drawing on students’ opinions and experiences to improve research
Creating a common language
Teachers and scientists talk to share their expertise
Teachers conducting research
Educational neuroscience benefits from educators’ research in the classroom
An ongoing issue that requires prevention and intervention
Desirable difficulties in learning
What are they and how can they help students learn?
Thinking about thinking
What is metacognition and how can it help students learn?
Screen time for children
Searching for evidence
Nature and nurture in education
What is heritability and what does it have to do with education?
Gathering learner data
What are the potential benefits of gathering detailed learner data?
What could the future of teaching and learning look like?
Electrical brain stimulation to enhance learning
Can and should it help children with learning difficulties?
Fostering a growth mindset
Is it as simple as it sounds?
Brain training for children
Can it have a meaningful, long-term impact on performance?
Identifying what works in education
The challenge of conducting research trials in school
Neuromyths in education
Separating fact from fiction
Bringing scientific evidence to the classroom
The rise of educational neuroscience