Easy Application of Spaced Practice in the Classroom

I’ve written at length about many learning strategies (dual coding and retrieval practice, for example) that positively impact our student’s retention of material.  Perhaps one of the toughest learning strategies to ‘show’ your students so they understand its importance is spaced practice.  By definition, it can take days, weeks, or months to demonstrate its positive… Continue Reading →


Speaking and Writing If you are interested in having me speak at an event, write for your blog/website, and/or review chapters or books, please feel free to contact me at abharvard@gmail.com. Topics of specialization for writing/speaking: -Implementation/application of cognitive psychology and learning strategies in the classroom (retrieval practice, spaced practice, dual coding, interleaving, etc.) -Why… Continue Reading →

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 →

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