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Learning Myths vs. Learning Facts - The Effortful Educator

Learning Myths vs. Learning Facts - The Effortful Educator | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
*The following article originally posted on the American Psychological Association’s Psych Learning Curve website on July 17, 2017:  http://psychlearningcurve.org/learning-myths-vs-learning-facts/ Unless you’ve been under a rock, avoiding the most infamous jargon of education, you’ve heard the term ‘learning styles’. It has become quite the buzzword in the last decade or so and is almost said with… Read More →
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Smart Strategies for Student Success

Smart Strategies for Student Success | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Five techniques you can use with students in any class to help boost their long-term learning outcomes.
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How Much Do You Know About How To Learn? by Annie Murphy Paul

"What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know."

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How Youth Learn: Ned's GR8 8

You will be very happy you spent 6 minutes and 13 seconds watching and listening to teenager Ned Cephalus (who just might not be the most average teenager you've ever met) talk about what he (and his peers) needs from us to make learning happen. Be sure to watch it on YouTube in full screen mode so you can read all of the information he includes on the whiteboard.


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How Metacognition Boosts Learning

How Metacognition Boosts Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.
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How to activate your brain's ability to learn

How to activate your brain's ability to learn | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Subjects who overlearned performed much better on the first trained task than those who didn’t overlearn. It turns out that spending as little as 20 extra minutes practicing a task you've already perfected leads to lasting improvements. The benefit is that the second learning doesn’t interfere with the first learning. But this benefit comes with a cost.
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Why Sleeping May Be More Important Than Studying

Why Sleeping May Be More Important Than Studying | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Getting enough sleep is an under-valued but crucial part of learning. Contrary to students’ belief that staying up all night to cram for an exam will lead to higher scores, truth is, the need for a good night’s rest is even more important than finishing homework or studying for a test."

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Very pertinent for the week before midterms--perhaps you'll want to share this with your students?  Also, it's Thursday, which, if you tend to make do without enough sleep all week and then try to make up for it on the weekend, means that it's day 4 of sleep deprivation.  I, for one, could have really used a snow day today...

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