Open Classroom Plans: The Effects on Reading

I’ve written frequently over the years about the effects of classroom decoration on learning. The…

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Psych by Paul Bloom

I should have known better! I was expecting just another in a long line of…

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Learning How to Learn: Optimists and Realists

In schools, optimism helps teachers a lot. At the beginning of the year, my students…

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Introducing “Schema Theory”

In the last few years, I’ve increasingly wondered if “schema theory” just might work a…

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Should students “teach” other students?

You will often hear about an exciting strategy to help students learn: they should teach one another….

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