Student Learning Organizer for Metacognitive Strategies

Directions for Students: Use this checklist to chart your metacognitive strategy usage. This is a job aid (how-to-guide) to help you remember how to maximize […]

Cognitive Learning Strategies for Students

Dear Students, Here are some cognitive strategies that will help you learn and remember the information in the long term. 1. Concept mapping – This […]

Dear First Generation College Student,

Dear First Generation College Student, Decades ago, I was you.  Specifically, I was first-generation low-income (#FLI). Now, I have a doctorate and teach and train […]

Using Google Suite for the Universal Design of Learning

Google Suite,  along with the Chrome browser’s Omnibox and useful extensions, can be used to enhance the teaching of all learners with universal instructional design […]

Gagne’s Instructional Sequence for Podcast Learning Module

The following instructional design strategy is based on Gagné’s (1985) nine events of instruction in which he provided a format for designing effective training by […]

How People Learn a Second Language

(Excerpted from my dissertation.) Learning a second language is an arduous task.  Most scholars would agree that it requires a lot of practice (Krashen, 1982; […]

My K-5 Elementary School Literature Products on Sale at TPT

I’m a teacher-author on TeachersPayTeachers.com (aka #TPT). I’m having a 20% off sale for cyber Monday and Tuesday on everything (#CYBER2016)! Here are the descriptions […]

Join me at MSERA 2015!

Join me in Lafayette, LA this November 4-6th for the Mid-South Educational Research Associations (MSERA) 2015 annual meeting.  Click this link to see the full […]

5 Important Instructional Strategies

An instructional strategy is something that an instructional designer (or educator) uses as a vehicle to deliver information.  Some instructional strategies require the Internet like WebQuests, […]

Videogames for Extracurricular Second Language Acquisition Activities

Massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORGs) provide English language learners (ELLs) with various gameplay situations and narratives to learn language functions in interactive, fun, and […]

Where Learning Happens

During the flow of a task, at the edge of our zone of proximal development (ZPD), via our selective attention and rehearsal, and within our thoughts of […]

Practical Second Language Acquisition Strategies

One of my friends journeyed across the Atlantic for a new job where he’ll need to learn a new language.  As a farewell gift, I thought […]

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