If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you’ve likely experienced some disorientation. And perhaps a few surprises. We tend to expect a bit of the unexpected when we travel far and immerse ourselves in a vastly different culture. But for teachers, it’s important to think about those small … [Read more...] about How to Manage Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings
It’s almost the end of class. Lunch next. You’re so ready to head out. Then it happens, just before the bell rings. Your teacher assigns a reading from your textbook. Read this section for Thursday, and we’ll have a short quiz. Sure, you can read the section. But what’s the best way to read … [Read more...] about A Simple SQ3R Reading Method and Study Strategy
Cognitive Task Analysis helps you unpack the thought processes of experts, so you can teach them to others. Have you ever needed to train novices to perform well on a real-world task or job that’s complex and poorly understood? Some of your experienced people do it well. But you don’t have a … [Read more...] about What is Cognitive Task Analysis?
Imagine you are sitting in a classroom waiting for your grade on a big test. You listened in class, you reviewed your notes the night before, you even read parts of your textbook. You feel great about your grade. Until you get your paper. Darn! What went wrong? That grade on the top … [Read more...] about 9 Learning Techniques from the Modern Science of Mind
Building relationships and working successfully with different others can seem like a major challenge. But you can enjoy the rewards, while keeping frustration to a minimum. The key to making them work is cultural competence. What is cultural competence? Cultural competence is defined as … [Read more...] about Cultural Competence: What, Why, and How
Do grades feel like a crap shoot? A chance outcome in an uncertain world? When school gets hectic, it’s easy to flail aimlessly. After the dust finally settles and your final grades arrive, you wonder what happened. One of the best ways to stay on track is to set academic goals for your … [Read more...] about Academic Goals: Focus Your Effort and Make Better Grades