Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using
Nothing cements long-term learning as powerfully as retrieval practice. Learn how to incorporate it into your classroom.
6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students
Studying can be taught. Learn how retrieval practice, interleaving, elaboration, and other research-based study strategies can help your students learn better.
Book Review: Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers
This is a book to settle into. Grab a highlighter, take notes, think and reflect, because this book might challenge some of your preconceived notions.
5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb
Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.
Know Your Terms: Memory Palace
Mnemonics help us remember things: Roy G. Biv, Every Good Boy Does Fine. But there’s one you may not have heard of, and it might be the coolest one of all.
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Some of our most common practices in classrooms, music studios, and athletic fields are actually pretty ineffective ways to learn. So what should we be doing instead?
3 Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive
Google “culturally responsive teaching” and you can find a dozen videos of well-meaning teachers leading some call-and-response chant about exponents or rapping about the Boston Tea Party while students sit back and giggle.
In Praise of Think-Pair-Share
Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.
When We All Teach Text Structures, Everyone Wins
Teachers of history, science, and other subjects are now expected to weave literacy instruction into their teaching of content. But how should they do that? What are the most effective ways to help students learn to read challenging content-area texts?