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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at …

How to Learn Better: Evidence for Well-Known But Little-Used Technique

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 …

Learning

Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try

The idea for sharing this post came from a session I recently conducted at the annual teaching conference organized by my university. A pedagogical …

11. How can questioning unlock learning?

Use questions to check and deepen understanding.

According to Robert Marzano’s book, Classroom Instruction that Works, 80 percent of what is considered …

Education

Starting at the Ending

Want more teaching tips? Browse the Pedagogy Unbound archives.

Search the Web for "first day of class activities" and what you'll find are a lot of …

Students

Wikipedia challenges us to adopt a pedagogy of questions

Notes from David White’s talk at Wikimania 2014Continue reading on Medium »

Wikipedia

Using "Mulligans" to Enhance Student Participation and Reduce Test Anxiety

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

First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning

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

The Value of Admitting What We Don't Know

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

PhD research

Facilitating the use of recorded lectures:
Analysing students' interactions to understand their navigational needs

PhD research into the use of …

Putting an End to Americans' Lousy Math Rap

RCEd Commentary

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 need help to see patterns

Boys generally are less verbal than girls. Tests find—and educators confirm—that boys lag far behind girls in writing skills.

Veteran teachers (like …

Patterns

Improving Participation with Talk Moves

Lesson ObjectiveEncourage participation and collaborationLength2 minQuestions to ConsiderHow do talk moves encourage students to make connections …

Education

Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy

Guest blogger Gregor Novak introduces Just-in-Time Teaching, a strategy for personalizing education via active learning that builds in-class lessons …

Pedagogy

#WhileWalking 113: Got an iPad! So What? v1

#WhileWalking 110: Collaboration & Group Worthy Tasks

#WhileWalking 108: Judges or Allies

Praise child for his efforts, not grades

Much research has been done in the area of child motivation.

A leading expert on child motivation, Sydney University Professor Andrew Martin, points …

Kids

Does Memorizing Multiplication Tables Hurt More Than Help?

Are students suffering in math because we no longer memorize multiplication tables?Understanding multiplication is much more valuable for students to …

Multiplication

Questioning - Top Ten Strategies

“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

Pedagogy Postcard #10: Personal Projects

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

Pedagogy Postcard #8: Big Picture - Small Picture

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

Pedagogy Postcard #7: Learning by Heart and Drilling

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

Pedagogy Postcard #6: Modelling: Showing how it's done.

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

Postcards

Pedagogy Postcard #5: Expert Knowledge: Yours and theirs

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 …

Postcards

Pedagogy Postcard #4: Working in silence.

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

Pedagogy Postcard #3: Live exemplars; iPads and visualisers

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