Is assuming public enemy #1 in the efficient and effective classroom?
There's evidence to support the use of diminishing cues retrieval practice in place of standard retrieval practice.
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?
I was recently given the perfect chance to show my students how powerful spacing practice can be on retrieval of material.
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?
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 →
A review/summarization of a journal article that discusses how we learn and how students should study successfully.
“ ‘I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin.’ - Neo” - Tom Bennett ResearchED founder, Tom Bennett, spoke these words at the conclusion of the latest researchED conference in the United States (October 7 in Brooklyn, NYC). ResearchED... Continue Reading →
How can homework be appropriately used to increase retention of material and foster proper study habits in students?
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... Continue Reading →