Maybe the most important question we can ask in our classroom is this: What were they thinking?
I was recently asked this question: What advice would you give to a young adult student who can't tell whether she knows the material?
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?
I was recently given the perfect chance to show my students how powerful spacing practice can be on retrieval of material.
A recent article took a look at an intervention attempting to curtail the proliferation of neuromyths among teachers.
I've been stuck, lately...unable to really write anything. This is me trying to get the frustration off my chest.
There's a difference between the negative and the critical person...and that's important on Edutwitter.
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?
I fear we’re doing it wrong...education, that is. We live at a time when 21st century skills and edtech are all the rage. Creativity, coding, and active learning have become mainstays of teacher professional development. Heck, even the current US Secretary of Education incorrectly believes that we are preparing most students for jobs that haven’t... Continue Reading →
*This is basically a glorified footnote of my post earlier today -- On Being Wrong...you may want to read it first...or maybe not. Whatever. Setting the scene: You’ve worked hard at university for four, five, or maybe six years to earn your teaching degree. There was a semester of student teaching, where you were essentially... Continue Reading →
Today, I’m meeting with some pretty big names in education, technology, and social media and I’ll admit I’m a bit nervous. If you’ve followed my writing the past two years or so, you know I’m not the most progressive thinking educator. I’m of the opinion we sometimes make learning and education much more difficult than it... Continue Reading →
What do I consider when met with the possibility of using new tools, gadgets, or strategies in my classroom?