Learning Theory

How to Spot Dyslexia, and What to Do Next – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Lisa Brooks (transcript): Sponsored by Pixton and ViewSonic   When I was a “regular” classroom teacher, my knowledge of specific learning disabilities was limited at best. My teacher prep program required one course in special education; it was very broad, very general, and I barely remembered anything I learned in it. This means I was woefully ill-equipped to support the students in my room with special needs—those who arrived with a formal diagnosis and those…

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Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should be Using – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Pooja Agarwal and Patrice Bain (transcript): Sponsored by Pear Deck and Kiddom This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   If you’ve opened this post hoping to read something brand-new, you might be disappointed. There will be no fancy bells or whistles here. That’s because a lot of the strategies we’re going…

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To Boost Learning, Just Add Movement – Education Article

Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Pear Deck and NewseumED This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   If you were to start singing “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” right now, I bet you’d have a hard time keeping your hands still. That’s because most of us who know the song learned it with gestures, and…

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Is That Higher-Order Task Really Higher Order? – Education Article

Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Chill Expeditions and Kiddom This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   The mobiles hang from the ceiling like jewelry, filling Ms. Jackson’s language arts classroom with bright, twirling colors. They make a pretty canopy over the room, and if you look closer at the individual dangly bits…

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Note-taking: A Research Roundup | Cult of Pedagogy – Education Article

Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Peergrade and 3Doodler   Let’s talk about note-taking. Every day, in classrooms all over the world, students are taking notes. I have my own half-baked ideas about what makes one approach better than another, and I’m sure you do too. But if we’re going to call ourselves professionals, we need to know what the research says, yes? So I’ve combed through about three decades’ worth of research, and I’m going to…

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