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Much Teacher Professional Development (PD) course is similar to New Year’s resolutions; pinning our hopes on one radical change, one big step, or one grand gesture, hoping that this will be enough. But it rarely works because a month later we’ve given up. This begs the question, is there a better way? Last year IContinue reading “Teacher PD: Beyond Quick Fixes and Silver Bullets.”
On twitter I’m seeing an increasing number of teachers discussing how to teach a class when some are in the classroom and some are joining via live-stream from home. Earlier this year I was in a situation where we had some students in the classroom and some at home joining by livestream, so I thoughtContinue reading “Teaching a half-at-home class”
Write key information down When students are being asked to integrate multiple items of information which is not written down (transient information), not only do the students have to mentally manipulate the information in working memory, but they also have to hold each item of information in working memory too. With working memory restricted toContinue reading “Cognitive Load Theory: 5 Strategies You Can Implement Tomorrow”
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