Are you facilitating professional development? Start here!

Are you facilitating professional development? Start here!

We've seen lots of activity about teachers facilitating professional development on the science of learning. Fantastic! But who says the science of learning only benefits students? Take advantage of our resources and make your professional development memorable.

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Download our NEW Spacing Guide with practical strategies and research!

Download our NEW Spacing Guide with practical strategies and research!

It's a brand new year. That means a NEW Spacing Guide to improve students' long-term learning! Written by cognitive scientists, take a moment and download our free Spacing Guide, full of practical spacing strategies – and the research to back it up.

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When it comes to these powerful teaching strategies, don't get spooked!

When it comes to these powerful teaching strategies, don't get spooked!

Unleashing desirable difficulties can be scary. Yes, retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, and feedback can seem intimidating. Don't get spooked! Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn't let these "desirable difficulties" scare you off. Strategies that challenge learning aren't tricks – they're treats!

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Retrieval practice is a powerful foundation for learning

Retrieval practice is a powerful foundation for learning

We spend a lot of time talking about retrieval practice. Why? We feel that retrieval practice is foundational. It serves as the basis on which we can add more strategies: spacing, interleaving, and feedback-driven metacognition. Download our “cheat sheet” summarizing key findings from retrieval practice, with links to scientific articles.

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Join us for our summer book club with Make it Stick!

Join us for our summer book club with Make it Stick!

When summer rolls around, it means only one thing: summer book clubs! And what's a better way to continue learning about learning than reading the book, Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning? This week, download our free Make it Stick resources for book clubs and join the conversation about Make it Stick on Facebook and FlipGrid.

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Get ready for a new book by a cognitive scientist AND a K-12 teacher!

 Get ready for a new book by a cognitive scientist AND a K-12 teacher!

Written by Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. and Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S., forthcoming book Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, Spring 2019) is the culmination of a 15-year collaboration by a scientist and a classroom teacher to understand what's most effective for student learning. Learn more about their book and stay tuned for updates!

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Quiz yourself! How much do you know about cognitive science strategies?

Quiz yourself! How much do you know about cognitive science strategies?

End of the semester? That must mean it's time to find out what you've learned this year. Thankfully, this isn't an exam. This week, quiz yourself with our three "retrieval practices about retrieval practice," including interleaving, multiple-choice questions, and foundational principles from cognitive science. Reduce your own "summer slide" with retrieval practice and celebrate how much you've learned. 

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Download sketchnotes from the book Make it Stick!

Download sketchnotes from the book Make it Stick!

Following our email update from last week, we're excited to announce free downloadable sketchnotes along with chapter summaries and recommended readings based on Henry L. Roediger's book, Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. Why are we excited about sketchnotes? They're quick, fun, and you don't have to wait until the summer to dive in to Make it Stick. Download, share, and spread the word about powerful teaching strategies based on cognitive science!

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Two cognitive scientists you need to know

Two cognitive scientists you need to know

For our readers, Roediger and Karpicke are (or soon will be) household names – they are leaders in research on retrieval practice and they have published many of the highest cited articles on how humans learn and remember information. Learn more about who they are, the boom of interest in retrieval practice in the past 10 years (due, in large part, to them), and how to access their valuable research.

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Where can you learn more? The library, of course!

Where can you learn more? The library, of course!

Have you seen our library? Check it out! There are so many websites, articles, and books about cognitive science to explore, but it can also seem like cognitive science research is hidden under a giant rock. We want to change that. Spend 5 minutes and discover our library of resources and downloads. Always open, no reservations needed, never booked. (Not a fan of our library puns? We can only blame our shelves.)
 

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Three Tools You Can Use

Three Tools You Can Use

Welcome to the new year! Here are three "tools you can use" to kick off 2018:

  1. Visit our library to download our Retrieval Practice Guide and our Interleaving Guide
  2. Check out our email archive for our favorite research, resources, and tips
  3. Get to know Digital Promise, a fantastic organization that's advancing education by increasing access to cognitive science research
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Make it Stick with Our NEW Resources

Make it Stick with Our NEW Resources

The book Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning presents robust findings from rigorous laboratory and classroom research on powerful learning strategies. Check out our new webpage of chapter summaries, downloadable sketches, and recommended research articles dedicated to Make it Stick.

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Like podcasts? You'll love these.

Like podcasts? You'll love these.

We're highlighting our 3 favorite podcasts: the Cult of PedagogyTeaching in Higher Ed, and the Learning Scientists. The hosts are experts in the application of all things retrieval practice and additional strategies based on cognitive science, inside and outside the classroom.

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