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Why everything you thought you knew about success and motivation may be wrong

It is the psychological equivalent of the chicken and the egg. Which comes first: success or motivation?

For years, the general assumption has been

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The latest research on retrieval practice is here - what does it say?

This guest blog was written by teacher, author and retrieval practice expert, Kate Jones. We are big fans of her work and are delighted to be able to

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The kind of leaders we need in schools

What makes the difference between a successful school and a failing school? Although many factors combine to impact on educational achievement, and

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The impact of emotional labour on teacher burnout and job satisfaction

Teaching is an emotionally demanding profession. This isn’t just because of the stressful nature of the large workloads and long hours; on top of

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Do you know the difference between learning and performance?

Arguably one of the most important distinctions we can make to help support our students is the difference between "performance" and "learning". This

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So, what's next for cognitive science in education?

Last week, the EEF released their review on Cognitive Science in Education, which covers areas such as retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving,

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How can you make your school more research-sensitive?

Earlier this year, we published a blog all about how the majority of teachers report struggling to use education research to inform their teaching,

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Cognitive Load Theory in practice: completion tasks

Cognitive Load Theory is fast becoming one of the most important theories in education. It explains how our working memory has limited capacity,

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