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A student sketches in a notebook.

3 Note-Taking Strategies To Improve Comprehension


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

“Try a version of this idea?” asked Ann Blythe, a seventh grade science teacher and a colleague of mine.

She had discovered the…


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Level up learning with retrieval practice


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Even without directly observing your classroom, I can guess that you use a version of retrieval practice with your students. Every educator does. Retrieval practice is essentially remembering information we…


An educator tried sketchnoting.

Tap Into Dual Coding — or Sketchnoting — To Boost Comprehension


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, Sketchnoting

In the fast-paced field of education and educational technology, sometimes it feels like if we don’t keep up with the pack on the latest strategies and technologies, we’ll get left so far behind that we might…


Teachers collaborating at a professional learning session.

Embed the learning sciences into professional learning


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, professional learning

Have you ever been to a professional learning (PL) session and loved the ideas presented but left thinking, “There is already too much on my plate. How am I ever going to implement this?” As educators we…


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Redefining my classroom with retrieval practice using Quizizz


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, Retrieval practice

Last week, I paused before entering my eighth grade honors earth and environmental science classroom and watched a flurry of activity. Sensing that the class was ready to go, a student — unprompted —…


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How and why Flipgrid and learning sciences work together


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Educators are constantly looking for the latest strategy, tech tool or trend to use with students. But sometimes it’s the long-established strategies — backed by research — that can make the biggest impact.…


A teacher talks to two students with iPads.

How do I set my students up for success?


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

The place to begin is simply to go back to basics and ask: “How do my students learn?” How you answer this question provides the basis that ensures student success.


Two boys in a classroom quiz each other on a laptop

4 Learning Science Strategies Proven To Boost Understanding


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

The learning sciences offer tools and frameworks that educators can use to intentionally design, implement and assess instruction and learning. The learning sciences can help us think critically about our…


Two young students work together taking notes

Course of Mind: Dive Into the Learning Sciences


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Learning Sciences.
Science of Learning.
Mind, Brain, Education.
Mind, Brain, Teaching.

I say potato, you say poh-ta-to.

There are many way to refer to a field of research that…


ISTE Carefully Watching Congress as Education Dollars for Local Schools and Students Face Uncertain Futures


Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding, Course of Mind

WASHINGTON, DC - July 14, 2017 - The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is anxiously following Congress as it eyes a slight increase in funding for education technology while also looking to severely curtail investments…