Social Development Lab in the News


Lia Sandilos, IES Postdoctoral Fellow, in UVA Today

University of Virginia researchers have found that students learn more from teachers whom the researchers characterize as “warm demanders” – teachers who expect a lot of their students academically, lead a very well-organized classroom and make students feel supported in their efforts. Read the article.

Social Development Lab Findings on NPR

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014. Our work- “Efficacy of the Responsive Classroom Approach: Results from a 3-Year, Longitudinal Randomized Controlled Trial,” is described in this article. Check out lesson #5!

Social Development Lab Findings in Journal of Educational Psychology

To What Extent Do Teacher–Student Interaction Quality and Student Gender Contribute to Fifth Graders’ Engagement in Mathematics Learning? This study examines concurrent teacher–student interaction quality and 5th graders’ (n=387) engagement in mathematics classrooms (n=63) and considers how teacher–student interaction quality relates to engagement differently for boys and girls. Read the article.

Social Development Lab Findings in AERJ

Results from a large, rigorous, three year study of the Responsive Classroom® approach were published in the American Educational Research Journal in March, 2014. The research examined the efficacy of the RC approach from 2008-2011. Twenty four schools were randomly assigned into intervention or comparison conditions. The research team studied over 2000 students and their teachers from the end of second grade to the end of fifth grade to examine the influence of exposure to the RC Approach on math and reading achievement. Read the article.

Social Development Lab Findings in the News

Layton, Lyndsey. (March 6, 2014). Socialization technique helps in academic achievement, trial study finds. The Washington Post. Read the article.

Mosle, S. (October 27, 2012). Teaching Lessons. The New York Times Opinionator. Read the article.

Zubrzycki, J. (September 13, 2012). Research Links ‘Responsive’ Teaching to Academic Gains. Education Week. Read the article.