Minority students in classes with fixed-mindset instructors do worse than in classes with growth-mindset instructors. Continue reading Hey instructors, your beliefs can affect students’ grades (and not in a positive way)
Explicitly and implicitly recognizing students are physicists can help them identify as physicists. Continue reading You seem like a physicist
Labs have been a standard part of the physics curriculum. Today’s paper suggests that labs don’t help students develop physics knowledge beyond what is already covered in other parts of the course. Continue reading Extra! Extra! Physics labs seem to be extra.
Active learning methods are thought to be more costly to implement than traditional lectures. Is this common belief actually the case and if so, what does that mean for their implementation? Continue reading The Price of Active Learning
Arguably one of the most significant papers in physics education, this paper gave strong evidence in favor of active learning over traditional lecture courses. Continue reading The Original Case for Active Learning
Math is essential to solving physics problems. Does improving students’ math skills help them do better in physics? Continue reading Can Math Tutorials Improve Physics Grades?