Tag Archives: pedagogy

Strategies for Deeper Learning and Long-term Retention

Much of our understanding about how we learn is flawed.  The typical advice given to students is single-minded, focused repetition, reflecting the belief that if we expose ourselves to something long enough, we can burn it into memory.  This is … Continue reading

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Who Instructs the Instructors?

A few weeks ago, I met with a former student who is majoring in elementary education.  She was seeking my advice about minoring in communication and, during our conversation, showed me her detailed course plan for the next three years.  … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Student-Directed Learning

“Wait, you mean we get to choose what we want to do?” “Yes.” “Like we have options?” “Yep.” “So we get to pick our projects?” “Uh huh.” “Cool.” I love students’ reactions when I announce they will be able to … Continue reading

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