Just about everyone who has ever been in school knows what it feels like to sit in front of the computer, staring at a blank screen. Hoping their term paper would write itself. Or tried reading a textbook only to find that they have read the same paragraph ten times and still don't know what they … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Improve Your Motivation to Study (Backed by Science)
Have you ever sat down to study for a test only to find yourself reading the same paragraph over, and over? Or have you ever read a chapter in a text book only to realize after you were done that you didn't understand the information any better? When we try to learn something new, we can … [Read more...] about Using Deep Processing Strategies to Master Any Subject
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