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Two students study a flow chart to learn computational thinking

Using research-based strategies to help students master computational thinking


Topics: Computational Thinking, ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators, Learning sciences

When learning new knowledge, it is critical for students to connect new concepts with previous learning and experiences and then be able to transfer it in multiple and creative ways. It is, therefore, essential…


Teachers collaborating at a professional learning session.

Embed the learning sciences into professional learning


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, professional learning

Have you ever been to a professional learning (PL) session and loved the ideas presented but left thinking, “There is already too much on my plate. How am I ever going to implement this?” As educators we…


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Redefining my classroom with retrieval practice using Quizizz


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, Retrieval practice

Last week, I paused before entering my eighth grade honors earth and environmental science classroom and watched a flurry of activity. Sensing that the class was ready to go, a student — unprompted —…


Girl looks at computer screen while educators look on.

How and why Flipgrid and learning sciences work together


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Educators are constantly looking for the latest strategy, tech tool or trend to use with students. But sometimes it’s the long-established strategies — backed by research — that can make the biggest impact.…


A teacher talks to two students with iPads.

How do I set my students up for success?


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

The place to begin is simply to go back to basics and ask: “How do my students learn?” How you answer this question provides the basis that ensures student success.


Two boys in a classroom quiz each other on a laptop

4 Learning Science Strategies Proven To Boost Understanding


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

The learning sciences offer tools and frameworks that educators can use to intentionally design, implement and assess instruction and learning. The learning sciences can help us think critically about our…


Two young students work together taking notes

Course of Mind: Dive Into the Learning Sciences


Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Learning Sciences.
Science of Learning.
Mind, Brain, Education.
Mind, Brain, Teaching.

I say potato, you say poh-ta-to.

There are many way to refer to a field of research that…



Learning how to learn


Topics: Learning sciences

If the digital age has taught us anything, it’s that everything we know is subject to change. No matter what field you work in, today’s best practices could be tomorrow’s bad habits. Fads flare up and fade out. Long accepted facts become debunked myths.

As teachers grapple with…


What prevention science tells us about cyberbullying

What prevention science tells us about cyberbullying


Topics: Digital Citizenship, Learning sciences

I recently facilitated a discussion at a local school on personal tech. The conversation started with parents expressing concerns, sometimes befuddlement, but all earnestly wanting the best from their children.

Most of the discussion involved the over-30 crowd until a lone…