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Pandemic learning loss is real. Schools must follow the science to make up for it

Pandemic learning loss is real. Schools must follow the science to make up for it Doug Lemov – author of Teach Like a Champion – wrote an Op-Ed about how to best mediate/alleviate the learning losses due to Covid-19. Here are his thoughts. When the stakes are high for policy decisions, as they of course …

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The Effects of Handwriting Experience on Literacy Learning: Handwriting beats Keyboard Hands-Down!

The Effects of Handwriting Experience on Literacy Learning: Handwriting beats Keyboard Hands-Down! Here’s a new chapter of the continuing story of/debate on whether it’s better for learning if you use pen/pencil and paper or a keyboard. Recently I came upon a new piece of research via ScienceDaily entitled Handwriting beats typing and watching videos for …

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THE BIG REVEAL: Showing Students How Metacognition Works

THE BIG REVEAL: Showing Students How Metacognition Works Tricia Taylor wrote this blog is based on her book called Connect the Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the classroom. THE EXPERT IN YOU When I talk to adults about metacognition, I begin with a broken vacuum cleaner (a picture of it, …

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There’s stronger brain activity after writing on paper than on a tablet or smartphone

There’s stronger brain activity after writing on paper than on a tablet or smartphone I’ve written a number of times about how reading from paper is better than reading from an electronic device (reader, tablet, computer screen, smartphone) when it comes to learning. I’ve done the same with respect to writing. Here’s a short synopsis …

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