Jumpstart the school year with this simple retrieval practice

Jumpstart the school year with this simple retrieval practice

On the first day of class, start with retrieval practice. When students walk in the door, have a sheet of paper waiting for them on each desk – and ask these two important questions. On the last day of class, they'll thank you for jumpstarting the school year with powerful learning!

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This is how students really feel about retrieval practice

This is how students really feel about retrieval practice

What do students think about retrieval practice? Just ask them. Yes, it's that simple.  Here's how my college students reacted yesterday when I asked them about retrieval practice. (Spoiler alert: They love them – and literally ask for more.)

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Can't access a research article? Here's what you should do.

Can't access a research article? Here's what you should do.

"Give science away." This is what a cognitive scientist told me more than a decade ago and this is exactly why retrievalpractice.org exists. But science isn't always accessible. What can you do? Read our quick tip to access research. The science of learning has been under lock and key. Until now.

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Two no-prep strategies to crowdsource student learning in your classroom

Two no-prep strategies to crowdsource student learning in your classroom

Here are two no-prep strategies you can use in your classroom that engage students in "crowdsourcing" learning via retrieval practice. Also, registration is now available for two workshops with the authors of Powerful Teaching this summer!

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Recommended tech tools to make retrieval practice quick and easy

Recommended tech tools to make retrieval practice quick and easy

There are lots of tech tools that make retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, and feedback quick and easy. How can you sort through all of them? We've done the work for you. Check out our recommendations! Also, join the Powerful Teaching book tour in a city near you!

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Boost student presentations with student-led retrieval practice

Boost student presentations with student-led retrieval practice

It's the end of the school year! That means a lot of student presentations. But often, student presentations go in one ear and out the other. Take this opportunity for some student-led retrieval practice! Put students in the driver's seat when presenting – and retrieving.

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Announcing our summer book clubs!

Announcing our summer book clubs!

Our book, Powerful Teaching, will be released in June! Starting today, join our summer book clubs, read a newly released excerpt, and explore endorsements from leaders in education and cognitive science. The science of learning exists. Now, it's time to unleash it.

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Want to improve students' study strategies? Do this first.

Want to improve students' study strategies? Do this first.

How often do students come to you and exclaim, "But I studied for hours!" How can we help students improve their study habits? Before you give them strategies, there's one thing you have to do first: have a conversation. Here are our three must-ask questions to get started.

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