Category Archives: Learning & Teaching

Thoughts about the processes of learning and teaching, and about how to do either well.

Do I still use SBG? Um…

I recently received an email from a teacher who had tried implementing standards-based grading, and who had read my paper on the subject, and who asked me: A fellow teacher and I just tried implementing SBG in our classes and … Continue reading

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a crazy collision of a teaching idea

I love it when two different ideas collide in my head, even when I’m not entirely sure whether the result is a beautiful synthesis or an ugly wreck. first idea In a conference paper I wrote exploring what we could … Continue reading

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Post-Holocene Education?

Tonight, Prof. Ben Ramsey of the UNCG Religious Studies Department gave the University’s inaugural Future of Learning lecture. I attended. I feel like I’ve been ambushed and beaten up, intellectually speaking. This was not the “bright new horizons in pedagogy” … Continue reading

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If flash cards are the answer, we’re asking the wrong question.

I’m in St. Louis. I’ve just finished a two-day conference at Washington University that brought together leading cognitive science/cognitive psychology researchers with education researchers and innovators from various STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. As conferences go, it was … Continue reading

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No-Bullshit Teaching

This is a post where I try to put some ideas I’ve been wrestling with for a while into new words, hoping for new insight. What follows may or may not be worth a hoot. Caveat emptor. The more I … Continue reading

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