My favorite education research is what I call “Well, duh, research” — that is, research in which smart people spend a lot of time documenting what practitioners consider to be common sense.

That sounds as if I am being snarky, but I’m not. Common sense isn’t all that common, unfortunately — particularly in the broad field of education. “Well, duh research” can give serious educators a firm foothold with which to fight off the faddish nonsense that plagues the field.

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