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Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning is now available in hardback and e-book! And we practice what we preach. Our book is full of retrieval practice – including tons of trivia. Do you know these 10 facts? Quiz yourself and unleash your learning, too!Read More
It's been awhile since we've talked about interleaving! Years of cognitive science research have established that interleaving – simply rearranging the order of retrieval opportunities – can increase (and even double) student learning. But what does interleaving actually look like? This week, try it for yourself!Read More
It's one thing to learn about the science of learning, but it's quite another thing to put it to use. Retrieve what you know about evidence-based teaching strategies. Contribute your strategies and we might feature you in an upcoming update, too!Read More
Amy, a high school chemistry teacher recently asked us, "What would be the very first thing you would share with a teacher about retrieval practice?" It's tough to choose, but we're up for the challenge! What's the first thing you would share with a teacher? Read a new article on the science of learning and share your thoughts with our "retrieval practice about retrieval practice!"Read More
Are cumulative exams the same thing as spacing or interleaving? Actually, not quite. Cumulative exams can be beneficial for learning. But there are also some subtle ways we can take cumulative exams to the next level – by ensuring that we (and our students) are using spacing and interleaving throughout the semester, not just before the exam.Read More
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.Read More
What's in a name? When we talk about retrieval practice, we describe it as "bringing information to mind" or "getting information out." No matter what we call it, learning by any other name would be just as powerful! This week, we present a variety of ways to describe and define "retrieval." Learn more from Doug Lemov, collaborator, expert educator, and author of Teach Like a Champion 2.0. Join hundreds of educators and add your definition, too!Read More
When we talk about retrieval practice, here's one question that frequently pops up: Does retrieval practice with multiple-choice questions boost learning? Here's the quick answer, based on cognitive science research: Yes! Read on for research, recommendations, and this week's multiple-choice retrieval practice.Read More