Especially meant for students: Some oldies but goodies on the best ways to study/learn!

The Lesson You Never Got Taught in School: How to Learn! — from by Simon Oxenham (from 2/15/13) Psychological Science in the Public Interest […]

Peer-to-peer explanations, regular review, & interleaving can boost retention. [edutopia]

Humans are hardwired to forget. But research shows that strategies like peer-to-peer explanations, regular review, and interleaving can boost retention. — edutopia (@edutopia) December […]

Why giving kids a roadmap to their brain can make learning easier [Nellis]

Why giving kids a roadmap to their brain can make learning easier — from by Megan Nellis Excerpts: Learning, Down to a Science Metacognition. […]

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My notes on “Teaching Law Students How to Become Metacognitive Thinkers: Helping Students Develop Their Mental Apps”

From DSC: With thanks going out to Nelson Miller, Associate Dean at WMU-Cooley Law School, a Professor of Law, and an author of many of […]

The Learning Scientists: Check them out for some excellent posters, podcasts, blog postings & more!!!

From DSC: I just found out about the work going out at I was very impressed after my initial review of their materials! What […]

From DSC: Formative assessments offer enormous benefits! My notes on “The ‘F’ Word: Top Five Complaints (and Solutions) About Formative Assessment” [Duhart]

From DSC: Low-stakes formative assessments offer enormous benefits and should be used extensively throughout K-12, higher education, L&D/corporate universities, in law schools, medical schools, dental […]

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning [Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel]

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning— by Peter C. Brown, Henry L Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel Some of the key points and […]

Pastors and churches, too, should consider providing their congregations with metacognitive check-ins! [Christian]

From DSC: For those of you who attend services in churches/temples/synagogues, if I asked you to tell me what the 2-3 main key points were […]

W/ the workforce predicted to have upwards of 50% of us being contingent workers, are we preparing our students for this new world?!

From DSC: With some predictions saying that the workforce is going to be composed of upwards of ~50% of us being contingent workers, (I’ve already […]

[Learning how to learn / metacognition-related] Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its [Willis]

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its — from by Judy Willis Excerpt: Sample Post-it Prompts In these prompts, the students address the text directly—by calling […]

DC: Students! Perhaps this learning strategy will help you as you learn how to learn as well!

From DSC: I have been trying to blog more about learning how to learn — and to provide some more resources on metacognition and the […]

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