How is learning impacted by the availability of the internet?
Can multiple-choice questions provide opportunities for learning superior to questions requiring recall of information?
There's evidence to support the use of diminishing cues retrieval practice in place of standard retrieval practice.
How does retrieval practice affect student's perceived test anxiety? How does stress impact the recall of information encoded via retrieval practice?
This article discusses the basics of cognitive load theory and how I apply this theory in my classroom.
This article discusses the myth of the learning pyramid; providing anecdotes and research to dispel the myth.
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
*The following article originally posted on the American Psychological Association's Psych Learning Curve website on July 17, 2017: http://psychlearningcurve.org/learning-myths-vs-learning-facts/ Unless you’ve been under a rock, avoiding the most infamous jargon of education, you’ve heard the term ‘learning styles’. It has become quite the buzzword in the last decade or so and is almost said with... Continue Reading →
By Blake Harvard Blake Harvard is a high school AP Psychology teacher at James Clemens High School in Madison, AL. He earned his B. S. and M. Ed. from the University of Montevallo. Blake has a particular passion for cognitive psychology and its application in his classroom. You can find him on Twitter @coachharvard. *The following was... Continue Reading →