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Advice: It Is Better to Give than Receive

Students benefit not only from receiving advice, but also from giving it. This low cost strategy can build confidence and promote learning. Continue reading



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Study Advice for Students: Getting the Specifics Just Right

To get the best benefits from “retrieval practice,” teachers can try this strategy to reassure and motivate nervous students. Continue reading



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The Best Teaching Method? Depends on the Student…

To know the best teaching approach for our students, we need to ask better questions about their currently level of expertise. Continue reading



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In Defense of Other-Than-Passionate Teaching

You might hear advice that you have to be passionate to succeed as a teacher. While passion might be good, authenticity will be even better. Continue reading



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Exploring the Nuances of Peer Feedback

A recent article offers a helpful summary of research into peer feedback. Continue reading



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Even More Good News about Mindfulness

A second recent study, this one correlating mindfulness with academic progress, gives us further hope that mindfulness can help our students and our school. Continue reading



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Trying to Prove Yourself Wrong

What should you do when you find evidence that contradicts your beliefs about teaching? Well, you can start by following Blake Harvard’s example… Continue reading



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Flipping the Classroom: Asking the Right Question

When should teachers “flip the classroom”? A study from Finland offers helpful guidance… Continue reading



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Obsessed with Working Memory: SOLUTIONS!

Once we anticipate and recognize working memory problems in our classrooms, teachers have many (MANY) flexible strategies to solve those problems. Continue reading



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Naps In Schools (Just Might) Improve Classroom Learning

I like a good nap. I’m not sure there’s such a thing as a bad nap. But for this blog we must ask: can naps benefit learning? We’ve written often about the importance of a good night’s sleep for learning.



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