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Student Taking Photo

“No Cameras Allowed:” Does Taking Pictures During Lectures Benefit Learning?

Should students use cameras to take pictures of boardwork? My high school students know my…



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College Students Sitting in Hallway

How Students (Think They) Learn: The Plusses and Minuses of...

As the school year begins, teachers want to know: can mind/brain research give us strategies…



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Lovell CLT

The Best Book on Cognitive Load Theory: Ollie Lovell to...

Teaching ought to be easy. After all, we have a functionally infinite amount of long-term…



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Busy Classroom

Do Classroom Decorations Distract Students? A Story in 4 Parts…...

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, how should we think about decorating our…



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The Best Teaching Advice We’ve Got

I’m on my annual vacation during this month, so I’ll be posting some articles that…



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Student Writing

An Amazingly Simple Way to Help Struggling Students (with Potential...

Imagine that you work at a school where these students consistently struggle compared to those students. As…



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Enthusiastic Teacher

Does a Teacher’s Enthusiasm Improve Learning?

Sometimes research confirms our prior beliefs. Sometimes it contradicts those beliefs. And sometimes, research adds…



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Taking Notes

Handwritten Notes or Laptop Notes: A Skeptic Converted?

Here’s a practical question: should our students take notes by hand, or on laptops? If…



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Walden Pond

Too Good to Be True? “Even Short Nature Walks Improve...

Good news makes me nervous. More precisely: if I want to believe a research finding, I…



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Goldfish Jump

Working Memory: Make it Bigger, or Use it Better?

Cognitive science has LOTS of good news for teachers. Can we help students remember ideas…



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