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Expectation May Be Essential to Memory Formation

<b>A theory that links memory encoding to expectations of future relevance may better explain how human memory works, according to a team of Penn State</b> …

Cognition

'Winning the Brain Game' Will Help Fix Your Fatal Flaws of Thinking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brainstorming. Problem solving. Creative thinking. These are all words that are closely related to entrepreneurship. However, you would be surprised to know that even successful business owners and intrapreneurs hold themselves back …

Creativity

How teaching taught professor Lopez to appreciate teachers — and students

I can't begin to recall how many classrooms I've visited in more than 40 years as a journalist. Dozens for sure. More than a hundred, perhaps. Everything from grade school to graduate school.<p>But my knees wobbled when I was offered a chance to teach an evening class at Cal State L.A.<p>Why?<p>Because …

Maths examples of SOLO Taxonomy in Room 9

Here are some more examples of SOLO Taxonomy in action, but this time in mathematics.<p>The two examples shown below are strategies which the students …

SOLO Taxonomy

SOLO Taxonomy (structure of observed learning outcomes) provides a simple, reliable and robust model for three levels of understanding – surface deep …

Pedagogy

What works in education – Hattie’s list of the greatest effects and why it matters

<i>[UPDATE February 2015: Over the past few years, numerous people have commented on my last paragraph as being an overstated and overheated conclusion,</i> …

8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On

Robert Marzano and John Hattie have both reviewed research into what teaching strategies make the biggest difference to students’ results. While they …

Pedagogy

PZ Thinking Routines

And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from …

And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

Reading this book will make you <i>less</i> sure of yourself-and that's a good thing. In <i>The Invisible Gorilla</i>, we use a wide assortment of stories and …

Gorillas

Daniel Kahneman Explains The Machinery of Thought

Israeli-American psychologist and Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman is the founding father of modern behavioral economics. His work has influenced how …

Nurturing a Culture of Thinking From the Start

Visible Thinking is about helping students become better thinkers. The way our students think and their disposition towards thinking, are each …

The Art of Redesigning Instruction

I. Why Should We Redesign Instruction?<p><b>The Problem of "Mother Robin Teaching"</b> <br>Both teaching and learning today are desperately in need of …

Pedagogy

KQED

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our …

The Warning Signs Of Teacher Burnout

<b>What Are The Warning Signs Of Teacher Burnout?</b><p>Teacher burnout, and the resulting attrition (turnover) rate, is one of the largest issues facing the …

Teaching

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15 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others

<i>“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.”</i> – John C. Maxwell<p>When it comes to getting results, it takes …

Motivation

Is Solitude a Key Element of Creativity?

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well. On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush …

Introduction to Cognitive Load Theory

The Art of Efficient Thinking (How to Reduce Cognitive Load)

Sean Nisil is an entrepreneur and advisor based in California. He is committed to helping people achieve and maintain their ideal lives through his …

Productivity

Why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."<p>Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school in …

Five Twelve Thirteen

Education Week recently featured two pieces on retakes, one for and one against. I found them both thought-provoking and I see arguments for both …

Teaching
Pedagogy

Which Content Is Most Important? The 40/40/40 Rule

<b>Which Content Is Most Important? The 40/40/40 Rule</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>I first encountered the “40/40/40 rule” years ago while skimming one of those giant …

Teaching

Narrowing the Achievement Gap With a Culture of Persistence in Math

<i>This post is by Anne Simpson, K-1 teacher at Two Rivers Public Charter School, Washington, DC.</i><p>Joshua came into my first grade class at the beginning …

Pedagogy

The Very Best Learning Method Is Not Taught To Students Or Teachers

The one learning technique which works best is the one that students use the least.• Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook …

Teaching