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 …

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But…We Do Learn from People We Don’t Like

The following post first featured on the American Psychological Association's Psych Learning Curve on August 28, 2017: http://psychlearningcurve.org/learn-from-people-we-dont-like/ In a quite popular Ted Talk, Every Kid Needs A Champion, Dr. Rita Pierson says many great things about relationships and education.  I have no doubt she was an incredible educator and mentor to students and teachers. …

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Student Assessment of Learning in the Classroom

In my AP Psychology classroom, most of my students are great at memorizing facts and regurgitating them on quizzes/tests.  I spend a considerable amount of time introducing learning strategies to my students and incorporating them into their studying/practicing habits.  I discuss this further here and here.  Under the umbrella of discussing learning strategies with my …

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Taking Control of Your Professional Development with Research – Post 3

Post 3 - Reading the Research The first two posts in this series introduce its purpose and address where to find the research.  As a whole, this series intends to empower educators to take control of their professional development with research.  Often times, the prescribed whole-school PD doesn’t meet the needs of all classes and …

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Taking Control of Your Professional Development with Research – Post 2

Post 2 - Finding the Research As I stated in Post 1, the purpose of this series is to empower educators to take control of their professional development with research.  Often times, the prescribed whole-school PD doesn’t meet the needs of all classes and students.  I believe teachers should invest in seeking out your own …

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Taking Control of Your Professional Development with Research

Post 1 - Introduction This is the introduction to a compendium meant to empower the classroom teacher to take control of their  professional development through research.  So often, a teachers only experience with professional development is the prescribed whole-school PD that takes place perhaps once a month or through a school-wide book club.  While these …

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