Classroom teachers can start off with the greatest of expectations, whose boundaries over time become tested and contested by the students. In these situations it can be beneficial to have some idea as to what to do when our personal boundaries become frayed. It can often feel like an uphill struggle, and that we can … Continue reading Great Expectations
"The importance of corrective feedback and elaborative questioning is an important tool in the armoury of a teacher."
'We ended splitting the last, rather long post, into two. The first part mapping the thinking, assigning responsibility upon the broad shoulders of teachers to protect and preserve learner confidence. The split - then sharing the practical and reflective views of Ben in his classroom.'
Two parts psychological security (the correct answer is always provided) + one part student agency (self-marking and correction) + one part low stakes (retrieval not assessment) = Deadpool Effect.
If you're just tuning in now, you will probably need context for this part. Find it here Capturing the climate shift? There is no doubt, both Ben and I find the quiet of Successive Relearning a little disconcerting. We are, by agreement, noisy teachers and yet we see the benefit of personal, focused, thinking-hard, self-paced, … Continue reading Part 2: Why Successive Relearning (SR)
Using RememberMore and Successive Relearning in the Classroom As with Meno's boy, our students are finding that Successively Relearning (SR) past information provides benefits to the working memory, which freeing up the cognitive effort it takes to remember for higher level thought. For the context of this post, see previous posts here "It has been … Continue reading Part 1: Why Successive Relearning (SR) – Socrates was right!
"The RememberMore system makes use of Successive Relearning in order to achieve a high level of success with knowledge that is required to be successful."
We discuss Socrates' prophetic use of Cognitive Scientific principles, their CogSci backing, and what we can take and apply in our own classrooms.
What can Socrates teach us about Cognitive Science? (Pt. 4) How is Deadpool involved? How can I utilise his namesake effect?
For the historical backing and considerations that contextualise this discussion - check out part 1! The Myth of Meno, and Meno's house-boy Socrates, or rather Plato’s version of Socrates, relates the story of the slave-boy during his discussion with Meno on virtue. The discussion has taken a left-turn and has evolved into talking about learning. … Continue reading What can Socrates teach us about cognitive science? (Pt. 2)