The Science of Forgetting and the Art of Remembering (Part II)

It turns out, perhaps the most compelling data to support spacing and interleaving is not quantitative at all. Instead, it is the qualitative feedback from students and teachers.

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Developing Students’ Voices: An Intricate Part of a Student’s Lifelong Learning, Self-Confidence, and Advancement

I challenge each educator to remind students that they have the autonomy to voice whatever is on their mind because their perspective is valued and needed.

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Teach Me and I’ll Teach You: Learning as an Equitable Exchange

By releasing myself from being a “sage on the stage” to become a co-creator of educational opportunities with my students, everyone in my classroom is a better teacher and stronger learner.

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The Connected and Valued Child: Targeting the Social and Emotional Brain

The Responsive Classroom approach reaches far beyond the old perception of social and emotional curriculums producing “nice” kids in a warm and fuzzy environment. It allows us to build intelligent guidelines for school and to develop classroom practices that are informed by current neuroscience and are relevant to the children of the 21st Century.

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Emotion and Cognition: Creating a Positive Classroom Culture

There are two integral questions that teachers often overlook but need to ask themselves as they head into the school year: how do I want my classroom to feel and what steps can I take to create this feeling in my learning space?

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“Choose Wisely”: Rethinking How We Think About Teaching and Learning with Technology

Like Indiana Jones in his search for the Holy Grail, we all have been looking for the right hardware and software for both our current and future school experiences. We'll show you how to do it in this blog, and also in our newest professional development resource for teachers.

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