TOT022: Data on major determinants of student success, + more Twitter takeaways

Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways is a weekly-ish post (and sometimes a podcast!) bringing together some of the fascinating things that Ollie read throughout the week-ish. Find all past Teacher Ollie’s Takeaways here

Lesson starters… the German way

Check out the podcast that this was the article linked to here.

STEM+E=STEME. The ‘E’ stands for ‘ethics’

Large scale data analysis gives insights into major determinants of student achievement

Conclusions:
-Finding 1: Having the right mindsets matters much more than socioeconomic background.
-Finding 2: Students who receive a blend of teacher-directed and inquiry-based instruction have the best outcomes.

… This is good stuff. Read it!

Evidence never enough

Working memory depletion effects

(Good to read in tandom with my interview with John Sweller)