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Jane Mount/MindShiftA few years ago, psychologist David Yeager and his colleagues noticed something interesting while interviewing high school …Education
The powerful effect of the right kind of learning technique.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making …
September 29, 2014
Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try
The idea for sharing this post came from a session I …Students
Use questions to check and deepen understanding.According to Robert Marzano’s book, Classroom Instruction that Works, 80 percent of what is considered …Education
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Search the Web for "first day of class activities" and what you'll find are a lot of …Students
Notes from David White’s talk at Wikimania 2014Continue reading on Medium »Wikipedia
When I speak with other professors who work extensively in the classroom, we often find that we share many of the same challenges. Students’ lack of …Participation
January 9, 2013
First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning
There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. What …Learning
Applying for a fellowship recently, I was asked to respond to one of the following two prompts:
A. Describe the most significant thing about teaching …Linguistics
Facilitating the use of recorded lectures:
Analysing students' interactions to understand their navigational needs
PhD research into the use of …
Over the weekend New York Times Magazine ran an article titled “Why do Americans Stink at Math?” by Elizabeth Green. The article is as …Mathematics
Boys generally are less verbal than girls. Tests find—and educators confirm—that boys lag far behind girls in writing skills.
Veteran teachers (like …
Lesson ObjectiveEncourage participation and collaborationLength2 minQuestions to ConsiderHow do talk moves encourage students to make connections …
Suppose you are teaching an introductory biology course and your next lesson deals with genetics. You would like to prepare your students for the …Pedagogy
Much research has been done in the area of child motivation.
A leading expert on child motivation, Sydney University Professor Andrew Martin, points …
Knowing Your Times Tables Is Nice. But Is It Necessary for Success?
As you may have heard in the Globe and Mail or in my recent post, Ontario …Mathematics Education
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
Questioning is the very …Top 10
A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own …
A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own …Pedagogy
A series of short posts about specific elements of teaching practice that I think are effective and make life interesting. Some are based on my own …Learning