Roel Ariës is postdoctoral researcher at the ‘Academische Werkplaats Onderwijs’. He received a B.Ed. in history education at Fontys Applied University in 2003 and started his teaching activities in secondary education in the same year. During his teaching, he obtained an M.Ed. in history education at Fontys Applied University in Tilburg in 2007 and an M.Sc. in Evidence Based Innovation in Teaching at Maastricht University’s Top Institute for evidence-based Education Research (TIER) in 2011. After graduation, Roel worked as a university teacher and coordinator of the Minor in Education program (Maastricht University). He also obtained a teaching position in the Master of Evidence Based Innovation in Teaching program at TIER. He also was the Co-ordinator of Quality Control of Zuyd Applied University’s Faculty of International Business and Communication education programs. During his PhD-research (2018), Roel worked on practice-based working memory training in secondary education. He made two research visits to MIT’s Gabrieli Lab for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience in Boston, Massachusetts. He also researched parent involvement strategies to improve test scores.