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Putting It All Together: Connecting “Motivation” with “Teaching Style”

Researchers tend to focus on particular topics in education. Some folks study¬†attention, while others look…



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Overwhelmed Teachers: The Working-Memory Story (Part II) [Updated with Link]

Last week, I offered an unusual take on working memory in the classroom. Typically, I…



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Get It Done by Ayelet Fishbach

Over the last few months, I have been working with a student who is retaking…



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Overwhelmed Teachers: The Working-Memory Story

If I could pick one topic from cognitive science for ALL TEACHERS to study, that…



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Reframing Motivation: Urgent vs. Interesting

You are walking through a museum after closing time, peering into room after room. You…



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