Abbie Cooperman

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4 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kind of skips one of them, which is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Secret Teacher: school leaders quickly forget how tough teaching is

I thought that returning to the classroom after leadership would give me a better work-life balance. Then I remembered how hard teachers have it<p>I have recently completed a quest. This quest took several years and led me from the panic-stricken landscape of the newly-qualified teacher (NQT), through …

Teaching

How an Introvert Learned to Connect

Three years ago, I'd created what I considered to be the perfect introvert life. I was living in St. John’s, a town on the eastern shore of the remote island province of Newfoundland. The place was amazingly quiet: sometimes all I heard was fog horns, ship bells, and wind. In my spare time, I hiked …

An Introvert's Guide To Eating And Drinking Out

In college, I took Emily Dickinson to bars. I had a Dickinson seminar to prepare for, and I thought we both needed to get out. I would find a back booth with just enough light to read, order a beer, and open my copy of the <i>Final Harvest</i> collection. Soon I was lost in the corridors of her peculiar …

Want to Reform Education? Let Teachers Teach.

Assessment may be the most damaging concept in contemporary education debate.<p>Education reform is obsessed with assessment and accountability. Whether in the form of No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, or the slightly more reasonable Common Core, billions of dollars are devoted to defining what …