Zooming in on lecture-style teaching

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We gave this report a brief mention back in December but thought it was worth pointing out some juicier nuggets brought to light by Education Next.

Even though the study points out that lecture-style teaching isn't the great evil many school district central offices make it out to be, the authors admit that its relationship to student achievement is stronger among higher-achieving, higher income kids. 

The characteristics of the teachers who spent more time lecturing are a mixed bag and don't particularly track with whom you might expect. Most were younger than 50, male, and farther removed from their teacher training experiences or hadn't completed the maximum years of teacher training.