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Not all revision techniques are equal. Some are very effective while others make little impact. One of the most effective revision methods is retrieval practice, also known as the testing effect. Retrieval practice refers to any activity that forces you to generate an answer to a question. It has consistently been proven to help students improve retention and recall (and subsequently exam performance). So, how can we put this into practice to harness the testing effect?
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As the author of a book solely dedicated to retrieval practice I often get asked questions by teachers, students and parents about this teaching and learning strategy. People are also keen t…
Image Credit: I’ve written about retrieval practice several times in other posts but here I just want to make it easy to lay out various alternative methods for the process of reviewing your …
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I discovered a quote by Jennifer Gonzalez where she interviewed Cognitive Scientist Pooja Agarwal “Retrieval practice: The most powerful learning strategy you’re not using” (you c…
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Retrieval practice, the act of generating answers to questions, is one of the best ways for students to learn for the long term. Here are 6 reasons why.
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Duplicate yourself and guide each student in your classroom simultaneously by embedding instructions outside of the canvas in google slides and drawings.
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Retrieval Practice: Put up questions from our last lesson, give every table group a different color post-it stack, and go! 3-4 minute opener to class.
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Make a big impact on students' long-term learning with the four most powerful tools backed by cognitive science research : retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, and feedback-driven metacognition. Access free downloads and our four favorite teaching strategies for each Power Tool.
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“Just thought I'd share something I created based on the reading. I've been working on how to incorporate sketchnoting in my classes, and I think it would be useful for retrieval. So here's my creation. #elemEDUmeet #powerfulteaching”
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