At the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, we often say that there is only one, indisputable educational truth: Every day, every student will bring their brain to every class. As schools in the United States and abroad transition to synchronous and asynchronous distance learning, this indisputable truth will remain the same. But equally important to think about is the adult learning brain and the mindset we bring to distance learning.
This page will be updated weekly with resources for teachers, school leaders, and parents as they navigate the challenges of distance learning.
New EdTech resource from The CTTL
The Science of Learning Guide to Education Technology was designed to help teachers use education technology in the most effective way possible. It does this by mapping EdTech tools onto the most promising research in how the student brain learns, works, changes, and thrives. Click here to download the Middle and High School guide, and click here to download the Elementary School edition.
Our EdTech guides were not created to drive a technology-first agenda. We do not imagine a future where EdTeach replaces classroom teachers. Rather, the guides were created to help us find the right EdTech tool for the job when an EdTech tool might be the best tool to use.
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.
How will you summatively assess your students’ ability to meet the learning objectives you have set for the year? Whether you are planning some kind of final exam or some kind of project, we have some research-informed strategies to help your students.
I’ve been reminding myself that we just built our planes while flying them, and getting the whole fleet airborne is an incredible achievement; on some days, that alone is good enough. And the rest of the time, I’m wondering how I might steer my seventh-grade Life Science plane somewhere even more interesting, now that we’re up here.
In part two of the blog series, Dr. Kelleher translates three more of Carl Hendrick’s six elements of effective classroom teaching and explains how they can be implemented in a virtual learning environment.
Watch: Folio Town Hall with Glenn on Using Educational Neuroscience to Support Remote Leadership and Learning
Watch this Folio Town Hall with Glenn to learn how teachers can use educational neuroscience research on mindsets and metacognition to support remote leadership and learning.
It turns out that the most important factor for being a successful student is using the right strategy at the right time. How can we help our children do this while navigating the challenges of distance learning?
Yes, we are all teaching and learning online now, but the core of what we do should be the same because the core is based on how students learn best. We are reskinning teaching, not reinventing it.
Look Behind You! Parent tips for helping your child use what they already have to build quality learning
Learning involves making all that content and all those skills covered during the school year stick in the brain. Now is a great time to help your child make it stick, and they already have what they need to begin doing that in their backpack.
Here are five ways educators can tend to social and emotional wellbeing from a distance – for ourselves, our colleagues, and our students.
Teaching has suddenly shifted, with parents playing a larger role in managing and supporting their child’s school day. How can insights from research on the science of learning help us?
Teaching has suddenly shifted — how can insights from research help us?