But there is an answer.
Weaker students – when placed together with better classmates – can gain from the improved learning environment, and smarter students are unlikely to be negatively affected.
Despite a boom in the construction of trendy buildings and classrooms, the evidence for their link to boosting learning outcomes is limited.
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.
Schools should carefully consider the messages that are sent by how they have constructed the learning environment.
Pressure on schools to make rapid improvements discourages deeper thinking about long-term solutions. Education can learn a lot from "slow" movements.
Writing is a fundamental outcome indicator of learning across subjects and grades. The latest NAPLAN results tell us we need to do more to empower children with these skills.
Textbooks in sufficient quantities are effective in improving the quality of education but in Africa language poses a problem to how pupils interact with the material they are taught.
Why we need more physical activity in the classroom.
A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.
Listen up new teachers, here's what you need to know before you hit the classroom.
What happens when kids are put through harsh disciplinary measures?
Aren't there huge health benefits to staying physically active, for adults? Why should it be any different for children?
From the look of it, the millennials appear to be very comfortable with technology. But are they as immune to the effects of digital distraction as some might assume -- especially in the classroom?
Is academic cheating inevitable? Not in classrooms where teachers emphasize mastery of content.
Classrooms are places of genuine human engagement, debate, thought and passion. Guns undermine the openness and vulnerability necessary for learning.