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My blog, Using Research in Education, was started in 2014, as a way to share recent research findings with teachers.

Using Research in Education

A list of blog posts focused on reading development (with dates published) are provided below:

Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Synthetic phonics and irregular word reading: Cause for concern?

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Speaking up for children’s reading motivation!

Monday, 20 October 2014
Designing digital books to support children’s reading and language

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Sex/gender differences in reading and education

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Acquiring reading and spelling skills – what’s the difference?

Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Commons Select Committee: Strength of evidence for phonics instruction

Thursday, 8 January 2015
Digital books: Can we really assess effectiveness on language and literacy outcomes?

Wednesday, 21 January 2015
A phonics focused approach to teach reading: Equally beneficial for all?

Monday, 2 March 2015
Does it matter what children and adolescents read? Different text types and the relationship with reading outcomes

Friday, 9 October 2015
What motivates children to read?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Cognitive flexibility and reading

Thursday, 2 June 2016
Children’s reading motivation and reading attainment: Gender and ability differences

More recently, other leading researchers in their fields have shared their research and the implications for education.  Details are provided below.

Friday, 1 August 2014
Non-cognitive attributes and educational outcomes

Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Mental toughness and education

Monday, 27 April 2015
Working memory in the classroom

Monday, 18 May 2015
How much carrot and how much stick: What messages do teachers use prior to high-stakes exams and does it have any influence on their students?

Saturday, 6 June 2015
How to develop children’s emotion understanding

Monday, 6 July 2015
Using computerised assessments in schools: Advantages and disadvantages

Saturday, 1 August 2015
Network Autism: Technology and Autism

Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Can a smart phone game really make kids more active at school?

Friday, 4 March 2016
Hands-on Learning? It’s all in the hand