Impact on Learning

The Good and Bad of Ruts

Everything we know about learning suggests that there’s a cadence between routine incremental knowledge refinement and the breakout of new conceptual awareness. Knowledge Refinement. So when...

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Ditch That Textbook, A Failed Hoax

Look, it sounded great back in 2005 and 2010 to ditch that textbook. Folks made good money off of the idea and there are good reasons...

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The Case for Curiosity

If you have a strong desire to know something, it’s much like any other strong desire humans have – the desire to eat, to drink, to...

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Sometimes Learning is Painful, A Quote from da Vinci

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci It’s true. Just like an hour of play, learning doesn’t wear us down. It invigorates, it energizes, and...

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No One Can Help You

In yesterday’s post we looked at the quote that tied willingness to learn to helplessness. Essentially, without the will to learn, no one can help you....

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Characteristics of Evergreen Videos

Whether you’re making your own or trying to find a good evergreen video for to communicate your message, here are 6 characteristics to look for: Scalable....

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9 Tips for Evergreen Videos in Virtual Learning

They seem to be timeless, those videos of some of the world’s best teachers: Bob Ross at the canvas, Sal Khan teaching polynomials on his blackboard,...

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Pitfalls of Asynchronous Learning

Just so we’re on the same page, virtual learning environments and micro schools are the future of learning. That said, we currently face several pitfalls of...

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Why Results Aren’t the End Result

Point A: Teach someone how to do something. Point Z: Expect them to get results. Everything A-Z looks like failure because that’s the learning curve –...

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Do You Really Want To Be Sent Away?

You’re in a place in your job where you need help. But then, you’re sent away. “Check out this website. Read this book. Go to this...

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What Makes Us Happy And Why That Matters To Curriculum

Let’s contemplate what makes us happy. In this peer-reviewed article, happiness is distinct from sustainable happiness. Happiness Happiness can be bought, for the moment. It can...

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Readiness to Learn

In my home state, we have readiness standards and supporting standards. You probably have similar categories in your local province or region. If you’re in the...

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Learning and the Arrogance of Academics

We say that learning can happen anywhere at any time. But we educators build systems that require certification. That is, you haven’t officially learned until someone...

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Summer Slide Starting Early

Several op-ed articles have been published warning of the impact of an early summer slide due to the current educational shutdown. They often posit that a...

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Be The Change, But Not This Time

Sometimes we change. Sometimes things change. Sometimes we change things. But these three rarely happen in a single sphere all at the same cadence. The famous...

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