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Predicting job performance and turnover in education using machine learning

September 27, 2019

While resumes and job applications are commonly used to screen applicants for teaching positions, there’s been little research…
Good first impression of teachers matter less than lesson quality

September 5, 2016

Good instructors, have no fear: you can make up for a bad first impression. A new University of…
Reminding accountability helps eliminating teachers’ biases

April 10, 2016

Everyone who remembers being in school remembers stories about biased teachers, who chose their favourite students. Some may…
The spillover effect: Good teaching doesn’t stop at the classroom door

November 27, 2015

Effective teachers don’t just impact their own students’ achievement, they can significantly improve the performance of their fellow…
Team Aims to Pinpoint the Preparation That Makes the Best Teachers

October 20, 2015

Millions of dollars are spent annually on professional development for veteran teachers aimed at increasing the quality of…
Researchers find mentor programs often harm, more than help first-year science teachers

April 25, 2014

Lori Ihrig (left) explains the constraints new science teachers face in the first two years of their career.…
Spiders in Space Weave a Web of Scientific Inspiration for Spider-Man Fans

April 24, 2014

While spiders were busy spinning webs in space, researchers on Earth weaved their knowledge of this activity into…
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