Insomnia against the grain – and putting Bloom to bed

Summer 2016, Day 1. “So, that puts to bed Bloom’s Taxonomy… that reliable workhorse,” sighed C. “What do we use in its place?” “We don’t”, […]

7 Strategies for Student Success with Online Learning

Are you considering an online learning program for your class? Numbers speak a lot.  As per CDE (2016), nearly 62% of districts have a digital […]

The FLVS Minions

Young adolescents require drastically different and unique approaches to education. Middle school educators have always understood that the biological events of puberty fundamentally disrupt the […]

Keith's Quick Quotes: Using Homework for Reflection, Metacognition, and Deep Learning [VIDEO]

When students prepare for a test, they commonly study the problems and the answers.  What if students were to study only the problems in order […]

10 research-based insights on how the brain learns

I remember struggling with social studies classes in high school and college. The content fascinated me. I loved hearing the stories of conflicts and resolutions. […]

What Is Learner-Centered?

While there doesn’t seem to be one definition for the student or learner-centered approach in higher education, Barbara McCombs, author of two books on learner-centered […]

How To Ensure Student Success

Model classrooms. Teachers spend endless hours to create it. They design lesson plans. Buy the necessary classroom supplies. Craft the finest learning experience. Strain themselves beyond […]

The 7 Components Of Metacognition

10 Questions To Promote Metacognition Among Teachers

Metacognition and reflection are NOT synonymous ...

Metacognition and reflection are often used inter-changeably in educational conversations. However, there is a definite distinction between these two terms. Metacognition is the one that […]

Tim Gunn, Premiere League, Grammarly, and Metacognition

Photo from [CC BY-SA 2.5]via Wikimedia Commons 1. As part of my summer reading, I have been reading Tim Gunn's book The Natty Professor. […]

How Willpower Sucks Your Brain Dry

In 1996 a simple experiment using chocolate & radishes created a new understanding about willpower. Roy Baumeister and his colleagues gave participants a plate full of chocolate […]

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