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Should Teachers Explain or Demonstrate?

If I were a chess teacher, I would want my newbies to understand … ……

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Book Review: Teaching Secondary Science, by Adam Boxer

Let’s start by making this simple: First: You should absolutely buy Adam Boxer’s Teaching Secondary…

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Outsmart Your Brain by Daniel Willingham

Aligning with my work in this area, Daniel Willingham’s influential insights have greatly contributed to…

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The Potential Benefits of Doodling and Chatting

This post will cover two topics simultaneously. First, I’m going to describe recent research into…

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Have I Been Spectacularly Wrong for Years? Part 1

Over the years, I’ve used this blog to make several persistent arguments. One of those…

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