Monthly Archives: December 2016

Reproducing Research Results

This video, from TedEd, helpfully outlines many of the reasons it can be difficult to confirm research done in scientific fields–like neuroscience and psychology. In brief: each research article you read takes a helpful step in a beneficial direction. (Even



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LaTB Stories #1: Alex W.

My name is Alex Wonnell, aka Wonz.  I work in a middle school in Burlington, VT.   Dr. Kou Murayama, who researches motivation and learning, presented some of the most interesting and relevant research I saw at the November 2016



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Tech in the Classroom: Is Virtual Reality Likely to Help Learning?

Educators have long hoped that that technology holds great promise to move the educational system away from the 19th century factory model to something more apt for our globalized and digitized society. The internet is rife with articles exclaiming that



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The View from the Podium

Every wonder what it’s like to plan a Big Room presentation for Learning and the Brain? In this blog post, Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher describe the thought process behind their adventurous presentation at this fall’s conference. Enjoy!



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Click Here: The Technology of Retrieval Practice in the Classroom

Back in the dark ages, when I was just cutting my teaching teeth, we teachers might have asked our students to review for an upcoming test by asking them to reread the chapter and their notes from class. With the



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