Student Learning

How students learn and how they apply what they learn are goals every teacher should implement in their classrooms. One of the first steps towards that goal is understanding what the student already knows and using that knowledge to structure their development.

Using Classroom Data

Effective feedback is a great way for teachers to use collected data in order to improve student learning.

Student Thinking

Teachers should understand students' preconceptions before they begin instruction on a new topic.

Learning & Memory

 

Increasing Knowledge

  • Practice for Knowledge Acquisition (Not Drill and Kill): Researchers who have investigated expert and novice performance have uncovered important distinctions between deliberate practice and other activities, such as work, play and rote repetition.

  • Closing the Achievement Gap: Could a 15-minute gap intervention boost ethnic-minority student achievement?

  • Drawing Students In: Using cyber-games to boost learning. 

  • Improving learning: Cognitive science has taught us a lot about how humans learn. Now computer-based learning programs are putting those principles into action and improving student gains.

 

Building Relationships