How is the illusion of multitasking negatively impacting students’ learning?
How can growing a brain dump lead to more efficient and effective study habits?
How can removing goals during assessment lead to better thinking with/about class material?
No matter your subject or student’s level, here are three practices to avoid in the classroom.
The gilding of the classroom is only cheapening the learning experience for our students.
This profession can be overwhelming. What have I learned in 14 years of teaching that have decreased stress/anxiety and helped me enjoy teaching so much more?
Sometimes innovations aren’t very…innovative.
What makes an innovation in education worthwhile?
When reviewing, should recall or recognition questions be provided for students to answer?
How do you know when you’ve had a great day of teaching?
If a teacher gives an assignment that is copied, who’s to blame? The teacher or the students?
I was recently given the perfect chance to show my students how powerful spacing practice can be on retrieval of material.
How is learning information like building a spider web? Why is this important?
A recent article took a look at an intervention attempting to curtail the proliferation of neuromyths among teachers.
Some statistics on effectiveness of edtech don’t quite add up.
Never judge a book (a research article) by its cover (its title).
A colleague asked me two questions about learning. Here are my answers.
Maybe boredom, when used as an indicator of learning, can be quite useful in the classroom.
I’ve been stuck, lately…unable to really write anything. This is me trying to get the frustration off my chest.
Two simple strategies that are easily applied across a wide range of classes.
There’s a difference between the negative and the critical person…and that’s important on Edutwitter.
Let’s stop with the shallow attempts to rebrand the teaching profession.
How can a laissez-faire approach to questioning impact learning?
You’ve got to fight…for your right…to have sound pedagogical philosophy.
We should be striving to create simpler classrooms, not easier classrooms.
We haven’t stayed current on our vaccinations and now learning styles is showing itself again.
How can analysis of formative assessment lead to more deliberate studying and more efficient and effective study habits?
Would you rather have a great explanation with no retrieval practice OR decent explanation with well-designed spaced retrieval practice and interleaving?
How does retrieval practice affect student’s perceived test anxiety?
How does stress impact the recall of information encoded via retrieval practice?
Why should teachers use twitter for professional growth?
I received a harassing email this week. I responded by showing my class.
A great conversation with my students to discuss proper classroom and study habits.
What is the most important question in education?
When you know better, you do better…but what is better?
I fear we’re doing it wrong…education, that is. We live at a time when 21st century skills and edtech are
*This is basically a glorified footnote of my post earlier today — On Being Wrong…you may want to read it
Social media became much more useful when I stopped worrying so much about being right or wrong.
Take a quick survey to figure out your learning style.
Knowing about the curse of knowledge can help teachers avoid the curse of knowledge.
A simple and widely applicable strategy to assess student understanding.
My thoughts on an experiment with flexible seating in my classroom.
This is about learning targets, but it’s not really about learning targets.
What can athletic coaching teach us about a properly run classroom?
How are the benefits of retrieval practice affected by the collaborative setting?
Today, I’m meeting with some pretty big names in education, technology, and social media and I’ll admit I’m a bit
Be wary of the censoring of ideas on twitter.
Is your lesson focused on the learning or the fun?
When taken out of context, several popular quotes can be dangerous for the classroom.
A simple activity students can utilize to assess their learning and direct their studying.
What would it take to change your mind?
How we solve a problem can show our level of understanding.
Why is twitter on either side of the Atlantic so different from the other?
When given the choice, do students choose effective study habits?
The future of jobs and necessary ‘skills’ isn’t as some would have you to believe.
How should element interactivity affect instruction?
The Value of Failure in the Classroom
Leveraging failures on formative assessment for learning
Who Knows Who Knows Best: A Response to Sec. Devos’ Recent Statements
Learning on a Prayer
What does the classroom say about the learning?
Writing A Better Multiple-Choice Question: What Does Research Indicate?
There’s no need to build classroom relationships before beginning the presentation of content.
Teachers on social media should post statistics responsibly.
How can one successfully oppose the herd in edchats? Here are some helpful tips.
Teachers should be critical of statistics they see on social media.
“Thanks for making me feel normal.” I never knew what those words would mean to me.
What do I consider when met with the possibility of using new tools, gadgets, or strategies in my classroom?
What do I carefully consider when met with professional development?
What people and readings have most changed my classroom?
An easily applicable/modifiable activity to assess student’s learning.
A simple and adaptable activity that maximizes the effectiveness of multiple-choice questions.
How important are relationships on learning? Depends on what you mean by relationship.
My students are awesome…and they create a great environment for me to teach.