In this episode of Progressively Incorrect, I chat with Dr. Nathaniel Swain about the work he is doing with teachers and middle leaders to ensure that all students receive instruction that is informed by the science of learning. This is one of those episodes that is jammed packed full of insights and interesting tidbits, including … Continue reading S2E20: Nathaniel Swain on the way out of the Educational Zeitgeist
How Can Instructional Coaches Bring Cognitive Load Theory Into Schools?
Something that changed my teaching was understanding that a) learning most things does not come naturally like learning a first language and that b) kids are unlikely to learn the material very well if we ignore the limitations of working memory. These insights are key to Cognitive Load Theory (CLT). Come join me in the … Continue reading How Can Instructional Coaches Bring Cognitive Load Theory Into Schools?
S2E19: Daniel Bundred on Tackling Behavior in Tricky Schools
In this episode of Progressively Incorrect, we will continue our journey through the education debates by chatting with Daniel Bundred about behavior, specifically on how to turn around a school that struggles to manage it. Subscribe to this podcast on…SpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple PodcastsWordPress I think this episode is a fantastic example of how networking and social … Continue reading S2E19: Daniel Bundred on Tackling Behavior in Tricky Schools
S2E18: Milou van Harsel on Worked Examples and Self-Regulated Learning
On the one hand, we can imagine that starting by having students explore the problem could help them analyze the problem more fully, and perhaps open their eyes to the knowledge gaps they have around that topic. On the other hand, providing students with a problem they can't possibly solve on their own could frustrate … Continue reading S2E18: Milou van Harsel on Worked Examples and Self-Regulated Learning
S2E17: Saskia Giebl on the Bjork Lab and Googling for Learning
Welcome back to Progressively Incorrect, a podcast about artificial intelligence, emotional intelligence, and just plain regular intelligence. I am your host, Dr. Zach Groshell, and in this week's episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Saskia Giebl about the benefits and perils of using Google for learning.Subscribe to this podcast on…SpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple PodcastsWordPressI’m often told … Continue reading S2E17: Saskia Giebl on the Bjork Lab and Googling for Learning
S2E16: Rod Naquin and North Landesman on researchED US
In this episode, I will be speaking with Rod Naquin and North Landesman, two fantastic educators who are going to be talking to us about the researchED conference that was held in Frederick, Maryland, back in October. For listeners who are unfamiliar with researchED, it is a UK-based organization that puts on affordable, evidence-informed conferences … Continue reading S2E16: Rod Naquin and North Landesman on researchED US
S2E15: Jade Pearce on Evidence-Informed Education
In this episode, we are going to be talking about the road to becoming an evidence-informed school with the one, the only, Jade Pearce! Jade is the author of What Every Teacher Needs to Know, and so it was fitting that we began this interview talking about three things that every teacher should know. And … Continue reading S2E15: Jade Pearce on Evidence-Informed Education
S2E14: Ryan Campbell on Nuance and Educational Leadership
In this episode I interview Ryan D. Campbell, a teacher and associate principal who has spent the majority of his career in international schools. Avid followers of this podcast and my blog, educationrickshaw.com, will know about my international school teaching experience in Vietnam, Sudan, and China. International schools vary in shape and size, but what … Continue reading S2E14: Ryan Campbell on Nuance and Educational Leadership
PBL or Direct/Explicit Instruction: What Works?
I was recently invited to debate the merits of direct instruction and project-based learning with Drew Perkins on the TeachThought podcast. It was fun being back on the other side of the interview table after hosting so many consecutive episodes of Progressively Incorrect. There are a couple of tweaks I would make to my "performance" … Continue reading PBL or Direct/Explicit Instruction: What Works?
S2E13: Sarah Cottingham on Retrieval Practice and Diagnosing Teaching Problems
In this episode, Sarah Cottingham discusses effective teacher professional development, as well as one of the most powerful strategies derived from cognitive science: retrieval practice. First things first, what is retrieval practice? Retrieval practice is the use of practice tests or quizzes to enhance learning. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that having students "retrieve" or recall … Continue reading S2E13: Sarah Cottingham on Retrieval Practice and Diagnosing Teaching Problems