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 →

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... Continue Reading →

Dual Coding in the Classroom

Let me begin by saying that dual coding, or at least my initial understanding of this learning strategy, is completely foreign to me.  I am the antithesis of creative.  While others were playing with action figures and creating distant galaxies to be conquered in their mind, I was outside playing some sport.  Add to this... Continue Reading →

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