Reflecting, Retrieving, Researching!

Yes, it's that time of the year – reflecting on the past, present, and future.

Today, we're thinking about:

  1. What have we learned this year?
  2. Who has helped us learn?

For the first point, we practice what we preach. We've put together a retrieval practice on the research we've learned about this year. You read that right – a retrieval practice about retrieval practice. Challenge yourself, boost your own learning, and improve your metacognition. It's no-stakes! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

Regarding the second point, we are indebted to all of you for reading about this valuable research and applying it in your classrooms. We are also thankful for all of the scientists and collaborators who have shared their knowledge and expertise this year. Please join me in thanking them for all that they do.

We'll be back next year with more research, resources, and tips. Have a wonderful holiday season and don't forget to reflect and retrieve.

It's time for YOU to retrieve!

Improve your own learning and metacognition by completing our 5-question, quick and easy retrieval practice about research from cognitive scientists. We hope you won't cram, but you're welcome to revisit our email updates from this year. 

In keeping with current findings, we've included a mix of multiple-choice and short answer questions, as well as explanation feedback. Once you complete the retrieval practice, you can also view anonymous results from everyone. Here's to retrieving about retrieving!


Thank you, scientists & collaborators!

We are indebted to each and every scientist and collaborator that creates and supports our mission to provide cognitive science research, resources, and tips for educators. There are many more who contribute behind the scenes, too – so many that we can't list them all here. Please take a minute to visit our webpage and learn about the critical work they do to advance student learning worldwide.

Scientists: Elizabeth Bjork, Robert Bjork, John Dunlosky, Joseph Kim, Elizabeth Marsh, Mark McDaniel, Kathleen McDermott, Hal Pashler, Katherine Rawson, Daniel Robinson, Henry Roediger, Daniel Willingham, and Doug Rohrer

Collaborators: Patrice Bain, Roberta Ekuni de Souza, Aubrey Francisco, Jennifer Gonzalez, James Lang, Douglas Larsen, Doug Lemov, Matt Miller, Daniel Saddawi-Konefka, Sabine Pompeia, Benjamin Riley, Julie Schell, The Learning Scientists, and Bonni Stachowiak

Thank you for an amazing 2017!