What Works?

Best Evidence Website

Best Evidence Encyclopaedia - Johns Hopkins University source of reviews for teachers, executives, researchers, policy makers for elementary and middle school: http://www.bestevidence.org/index.cfm 

Best Evidence Magazine: http://www.bestevidence.org/better/index.htm

What Works Clearinghouse

What Works Clearinghouse Home: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

What Works Practice Guides: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides/ 

Social Programs that Work: http://evidencebasedprograms.org/wordpress/

CASEL Guide (Social-Emotional Learning)

http://casel.org/guide/ :  The 2013 CASEL Guide identifies well-designed, evidence-based social and emotional learning programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. In addition, the Guide shares best practices for district and school teams on how to select and implement social and emotional learning programs.

American Psychological Association

10 teaching modules created to reflect the array of challenges teachers may face in the classroom: http://www.apa.org/education/k12/curricular-materials.aspx

Classroom management online resources - http://www.apa.org/ed/schools/cpse/activities/class-management.aspx

UK Education Endowment Fund (Teaching Learning Toolkit)

The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/

International Bureau of Education

http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/services/online-materials/publications/educational-practices.html

Published by the IBE in collaboration with the International Academy of Education (IAE), these booklets describe in a simple language some ten to twelve universally applicable principles identified by research and scholarship

RAND Corporation Research site – Education Research Portfolio

http://www.rand.org/topics/education-and-the-arts.html

Wellbeing Fact Sheets – produced Bi-Monthly from Australian Gov’t Funding:

The Factsheets will be circulated to you bimonthly via email, with copies to be available on the Response Ability website http://www.responseability.org in the future. The first two Factsheets focus on the topics of Wellbeing and Resilience.

Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

Lots of evidence-based material: http://www.gtlcenter.org/

The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) is dedicated to supporting state education leaders in their efforts to grow, respect, and retain great teachers and leaders for all students.

Visible Learning

Visible Learningplus is a professional development program for teachers that explores how evidence can be used to create innovation in the learning environment: http://visiblelearningplus.com/

Characteristics of Excellent Schools and Teachers

A new report from Pearson, Exploring Effective Pedagogy in Primary Schools: Evidence from Research, builds on the findings of the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) study. The researchers looked at practices in 125 English primary schools. Full reports and other findings can be found at: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/66737.html.