Monthly Archives: September 2020

Hivemind: The New Science of Tribalism in Our Divided World by Sarah Rose Cavanagh, PhD

How do we balance our social, collectivist nature with our individualistic drives? How do technologies, such as smartphones and social media, affect the tension between collectivist and individualist drives? Given that we have become highly individualistic at the expense of



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“Before You Change Your Teaching, Change Your Thinking”

When I attended my first Learning and the Brain conference, more than a decade ago, I had a simple plan: Step 1: Listen to the researcher’s advice. Step 2: Do what the researcher told me to do. Step 3: Watch



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“Successive Relearning”: 1 + 1 = +10%

We know that “retrieval practice” helps students learn. We know that “spacing” does too. What happens when we combine those techniques? Continue reading



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The Benefits of “Testing” Depend on the DEFINITION of “Testing.” And the TIMING. And…

Should we test our students or not? Researchers can answer that question only by defining “test” very precisely. Happily, we’ve got research on one kind of PRE-test that just might help students learn and understand. Continue reading



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Can We Improve Our Students’ Executive Function? Will That Help Them Read Better?

New research suggests that the right kind of Executive Function training just might help struggling readers. Continue reading



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