Providing online teaching and tutoring to smaller groups of students is a far better bet than trying to recreate a classroom community from scratch.
How can teachers best develop self-directed learners? Why does learning how to learn matter now more than ever? Self-directed learning is something of a mystery in education. We all want students to develop a deeper, lifelong interest in learning. Yet clear answers on how to do this are hard to come by. On one end … Continue reading Self-Directed Learning that Works: Teaching the Science of Learning
How might behavioral insights and habit theory be applied in education. What are practical strategies teachers can use to nudge learners towards beneficial habits?
Smart Notes has the potential to help learners better retain knowledge, develop deeper understanding, and facilitate insight. Can we use a Smart-Notes system in schools?
What is known about humans and choice. Is more choice always better when teaching?
How does a constant state of distraction and rapid task-switching impact learning? Why are we drawn to this behavior? What implications does this have for learning and our classrooms?
What are some effective principles of instruction that might be of use in a distance learning environment? And, what are some ways technology might even be used to hone aspects of instruction given these circumstances?
How has Data-Driven Instruction negatively impacted teaching and assessment?
How can schools overcome the "last-mile" problem around implementation? How can leaders develop local expertise to drive progress rather than relying on mandates?
How are current activity-centered lessons taking away from students' opportunities for authentic reading, writing, and discussion?