In this episode of Progressively Incorrect, I interview Nidhi Sachdeva, a Toronto-based PhD candidate who, like many of you I suspect, is exploring ways to embed the science of learning into teaching and professional development. Subscribe to this podcast on…SpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple PodcastsWordPress I first came across Nidhi on Twitter, where she shares these amazingly digestible … Continue reading S2E24: Nidhi Sachdeva on Microlearning with Cognitive Science Principles
Book Review: Test-enhanced Learning by Kristian Still
Have you ever tried to remember something - the name of someone you just met, or the combination to an old lock, for example - and your friend interrupts your process of remembering it by remembering it FOR you? Perhaps it went something like this: You: What was his name again… wait… don’t tell me. … Continue reading Book Review: Test-enhanced Learning by Kristian Still
S2E23: Tracing Woodgrains on Student Loan Forgiveness, Tracking, and Internet Garbage
In this episode of Progressively Incorrect, I'm joined by Tracing Woodgrains. Trace is the Chief of Staff for Blocked and Reported, a show that bills itself as "a podcast about dumb internet garbage." As someone who is unusually interested in the myths and mumbo jumbo of our dear teaching profession, I was honored that Trace … Continue reading S2E23: Tracing Woodgrains on Student Loan Forgiveness, Tracking, and Internet Garbage
S2E22: Adam Boxer on Homework and Building Ratio
In this episode, I will be speaking to an absolute legend of teacher blogging and lefty-trad education, Adam Boxer. Adam is the editor of the researchED Guide to Explicit and Direct Instruction, author of Teaching Secondary Science, and, for me, the LeBron James of practical advice about how to actually teach a lesson. After recent … Continue reading S2E22: Adam Boxer on Homework and Building Ratio
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?
S2E21: Marcy Stein on Engelmann’s Direct Instruction and Project Follow Through
I have a very special guest for you this week! Dr. Marcy Stein, professor emeritus and lead author of Direct Instruction Mathematics, came on the Progressively Incorrect podcast to talk to us about Project Follow Through and Zig Engelmann's Direct Instruction programs. Subscribe to this podcast on...SpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple PodcastsWordPress This is a fantastic episode that … Continue reading S2E21: Marcy Stein on Engelmann’s Direct Instruction and Project Follow Through
S2E20: Nathaniel Swain on the way out of the Educational Zeitgeist
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