I want to invite readers to attend a free webinar that I will be hosting at the end of March 2023 through the Australia-based organization, Think Forward Educators. This one is all about Rosenshine’s Principles and explicit instruction, and the presenters will be Bradley Busch – who you already know from a previous episode of … Continue reading New Webinar on Explicit Instruction and Rosenshine’s Principles
Want to Learn More about Cognitive Load Theory?
I recently gave a new presentation on Cognitive Load Theory for the Australia-based Think Forward Educators network. It focused specifically on how to mentor and coach teachers to develop mental models around instruction that considers the interactions of an extremely limited working memory and an unlimited long term memory. I also interviewed Dr Nathaniel Swain … Continue reading Want to Learn More about Cognitive Load Theory?
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?
Unboxing the Science of Learning
https://youtu.be/s4g7JUEivdo Two pieces of mail arrived at my house recently, just around my birthday. The first was my author's copy of the book, Amplifying Instructional Design, which can be purchased on Amazon. I had a blast writing my chapter, which you can learn more about in an interview I'm featured in, here. The second package … Continue reading Unboxing the Science of Learning
Assessment and Feedback Strategies Livestream
In a few short weeks, a book I'm featured in, Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative, will be released. I'm the author of the chapter on assessment and feedback. On May 26, 2022, 7PM EST, I will be talking with the lead authors of the project about some of the assessment and feedback strategies that I … Continue reading Assessment and Feedback Strategies Livestream
Upcoming Webinar: Cognitive Load Theory – What it is, and how to apply it to your teaching
Be sure to register for my webinar with Bradley Busch and InnerDrive on cognitive load theory and its many applications to classroom teaching.
PD Opportunity on Cognitive Load Theory
As readers of this blog will know, I've recently been writing a bit about cognitive load theory and how it's led to changes in my thinking and teaching. I debated some of its foundational ideas on a recent podcast, as well. After presenting on CLT in the fall, NWAIS asked me back as part of … Continue reading PD Opportunity on Cognitive Load Theory
5 EdTech Myths We Should Leave Behind
This week I led a reading group session at my school on the article, "Have Technology and Multitasking Rewired How Students Learn?" by Daniel Willingham (here). Having led a lot of these, I'm convinced that reading groups are a more effective and enjoyable form of professional learning than ones that do not focus on a … Continue reading 5 EdTech Myths We Should Leave Behind
Effective Feedback with Online Learners: Corrective vs. Suggestive vs. Epistemic Feedback
I've found feedback to be something of a unifier between teachers of diverse persuasions. Whether you're tech-savvy or tech-averse, traditional or progressive, elementary or secondary, everyone seems able to agree that a feedback-rich learning environment is something to strive for. But what sorts of feedback are most likely to yield the best results? My epiphany … Continue reading Effective Feedback with Online Learners: Corrective vs. Suggestive vs. Epistemic Feedback
Presenting Workshops that are Worth Attending
Time and time again I find myself coming back to an essay called "'How Obvious”: Personal Reflections on the Database of Educational Psychology and Effective Teaching Research" by Gregory Yates (2005). It is a rich piece of work that covers topics ranging from the process-product research of the 70's and 80's to the failure of … Continue reading Presenting Workshops that are Worth Attending