Tag Archives: neuroscience

Making Homework Assignments Smarter for your Students and their Brains

One of my favorite bloggers, Annie Murphie Paul, has written a post about homework that every educator should consider as a guideline for better learning opportunities. Her claim, based on Neuroscience and Psychology research, entails making better use of strategies that are effectively proven to have an impact on learning.   Annie mentions three strategies […]

The Big Bear, Online Learning and Connections

I’ve been following #etmooc with interest, but with the hectic first week in our Electronic Village Online about neuroscience in Education (#brainELT), I haven’t been much of a contributor, but an active listener. What I’ve been trying to explore with much interest and anticipation is how a MOOC develops, unfolds, how conversations start and persist, […]

Learning by Retrieval – Forget Highlighting

Highlights everywhere with different marker colors. Blue, orange, green, yellow. The most common sense studying strategy my kids’ teachers use with their pupils. I’ve always wondered what the meaning of all that was, as my kids tend to highlight almost everything! I’ve questioned myself what the connection was between disconnecting parts of a text with […]