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Learning is a process of acquiring knowledge, but more crucially acquiring the habits and tendencies to transfer that knowledge in personally meaningful circumstances.

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers by Terry Heick Preface: I’m (very clearly) not a neurologist. While I often have dedicated a lot of thought and research into things I write, sometimes I write about things in order to understand them–or understand them better. This is one of those times. Caveat […]

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3 Examples Of Game-Based Learning: Actual Stories From The Classroom

3 Examples Of Game-Based Learning: Actual Stories From The Classroom by Ryan L. Schaaf There is a difference between gamification and game-based learning. Game-based learning is, in short, learning through games. Using games in the classroom is an exciting proposition for educators that are interested in placing their pupils in the center of their own learning. After […]

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Here, We Made Background Noise For Writing, Reading & Thinking

Here, We Made Background Noise For Writing, Reading & Focus by Terry Heick Without background noise, I can’t focus for the life of me–and if I am able to focus somehow, the quality of my thinking is absent and my creativity is next to zero. Thus this video and sound file. I actually made this […]

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No, Your Brain Isn’t Divided By Creativity And Logic

No, Your Brain Isn’t Divided By Creativity And Logic by TeachThought Staff How the human brain works is a topic of considerable chatter, but not much in-depth discussion outside of neuroscience and psychology. There is indeed an undercurrent of learning (that should perhaps be an over-current) regarding brain-based learning and research, but very little understanding […]

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15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them

15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them by Terry Heick Reflection is a natural part of learning. We all think about new experiences–the camping on the car ride home, the mistakes made in a game, or the emotions felt while finishing a long-term project that’s taken months to complete. Below […]

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7 Dimensions Of Learning To Learn

Learning To Learning: 7 Critical Shifts by TeachThought Staff Guy Claxton is professor of education at Bristol University, and author of Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less (1997). Among other concepts, he is interested in how people learn. And so are we, so that’s awfully convenient. Over at teachingexpertise, they recently overviewed Claxton’s […]

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Teach Students To Think Irrationally

Teach Students To Think Irrationally by Terry Heick The folly of formal learning is a humbling, melancholy thing. As planners, designers, executors, and general caretakers of public and private education systems, we are tasked with the insurmountable: overcome a child’s natural tendency to play, rebel, and self-direct in hopes of providing them with a ‘good […]

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6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break

6 Ways To Motivate Students Cognitively During Summer Break by Dr. Pamela Roggeman, academic dean at the University of Phoenix College of Education For decades, we have romanticized the idea of children taking the summer off to enjoy warm weather, summer camps and family vacations. Many of us have our own memories of waiting eagerly […]

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