Some statistics on effectiveness of edtech don't quite add up.
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?
Lecture shouldn't be purged from the modern classroom. Read to find out why it's still central in my classroom.
How does assumption of learning affect the classroom?
How can teachers and students work to avoid assuming in the classroom?
The following article originally featured on Edutopia January 23, 2018 at the following link: https://www.edutopia.org/article/2-evidence-based-learning-strategies Spaced and retrieval practice help students retain content and give them a sense of what they know—and what they don’t. I often say to my students, “If a test is the first time you’re made to think about or with the class material,... Continue Reading →
I’ve written a bit about this before...homework. It isn't a bad word. I see it discussed often on edutwitter. While I agree there is little point of elementary school-aged students working through copious amounts, I see a lot of purpose for high school students; especially those who are planning on attending college. I have a... Continue Reading →
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.