How can a simple modification to multiple choice questioning create a more effective learning opportunity?
Two Easy Strategies to Improve Multiple Choice Questions
Reverse Engineering the Multiple-Choice Question
Confidence Weighted Multiple-Choice Questioning
Multiple-Choice Questioning as a Valuable Learning Opportunity
Ranking Multiple-Choice Answers to Increase Cognition
Writing A Better Multiple-Choice Question: What Does Research Indicate?
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Multiple-Choice Qs
Retrieval as Communication
Pretesting: The Benefits of Errorful Generation
Ask A Researcher #10 – Dr. Pooja Agarwal
Honesty is the Best Policy
How Should I Study for the Test?
A Better Retrieval Practice?
How Do You Know What You Know?
Recall or Recognition Questions When Retrieving?
An Explicit Conversation with my Students
A Focus On Learning, Not Fun
A Swell(er) Chat with My Students
Engagement in the Classroom
2 Evidence-Based Learning Strategies
The following article originally featured on Edutopia January 23, 2018 at the following link: https://www.edutopia.org/article/2-evidence-based-learning-strategies Spaced and retrieval practice help students retain content and give them a sense of what they know—and what they don’t. I often say to my students, “If a test is the first time you’re made to think about or with the class material,… Continue Reading →
Less is More: Simple Formative Assessment Strategies in the Classroom
Assessment Isn’t A Bad Word
Earlier today on twitter, Tom Bennett (@tombennett71) launched a small thread on assessment. You can check it out here. Essentially, he argues that testing doesn’t have to just mean an end of unit/chapter or course assessment and courses shouldn’t exist simply to focus on or teach to the test. I completely agree. I believe… Continue Reading →
Color Coding Recall Attempts to Assess Learning
Due to Hurricane Irma, I have not seen my students in four days. We are right in the middle of the most difficult unit of study for the entire year. To combat this difficulty, I make things easier…but not in the way you may be thinking. I make it easier with more frequent low-stakes assessments… Continue Reading →
Promoting Metacognition with Retrieval Practice in Five Steps
Let me put all the cards out on the table: I am a big believer in using researched/proven learning strategies to improve retention of classroom material. I have applied strategies in my high school Advanced Placement Psychology classes and seen notable improvements in three areas: Test scores Study habits Student’s understanding of their learning Improvement… Continue Reading →
Retrieval Practice in the High School Classroom
One of the largest gaps in my students’ learning that I encounter regularly is a lack of study/learning skills. I am extremely fortunate to teach at a school that has high expectations for all and produces some amazing kids. About 90% of each graduating class attends a 2 or 4 year college/university every year with… Continue Reading →