Today Paul Kirschner, Casper Hulshof and myself have published a new book. But wait before you start looking for it, it’s only available in Dutch for now. But don’t panic, 2 weeks ago we submitted the English version to the publisher. We explored and examined over 30 new myths again using the 3 labels from… Read More What has happened today…
I have been reading a lot lately and there is something I need to share. It’s an older study by Daniel Oppenheimer, but it seems a lot of the authors didn’t hear about it yet. The title of the study? Consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity. Oh you, didn’t get that? The subtitle… Read More Stop using long words to look smart or thrustworthy
I wrote this post as a guest post for the popular blog by Larry Ferlazzo, high time I share it here too: One of the biggest possible differences between learners, is their prior knowledge. And this matters a lot as prior knowledge can have a huge influence on what pupils learn. Let me explain this… Read More Differentiation based on prior knowledge
The end of the year is here, a great moment to look back with two top 5’s. These are the posts written in 2018 that were read the most: Double meta-analysis on Growth Mindset: how big are the effects really? Great video on Tuesday: Alternative Math (did I mention that it it is a great… Read More This blog in 2018
Today I gave 2 presentations in Pretoria, South Africa for ResearchED. The first one was about Urban Myths about Learning and Education: And I also did one on my new book The Ingredients for Great Teaching:
There is a new interesting study published in Frontiers on how the believe in neuromyths doesn’t seem to matter as the best teachers believe as much in neuromyths as regular teachers. You can check the study here and read a good analysis by Christian Jarrett at BPS Digest here. Ok, I want to add maybe… Read More What if this study is correct and believing in neuromyths doesn’t matter?
Check the book here!
As some of you may know, Paul, Casper and myself are very busy working on the follow up book on urban myths about learning and education. The past few weeks I’ve read so many sources and so many papers my head is spinning. But there is one thing I really want to share. In our… Read More While writing…
Sorry for the swear words, but this is too good advice not to share or to wait for a Funny on Sunday: Increase Your Cognitive Ability By Reading A Fucking Book For Once pic.twitter.com/48kadrwGeZ — The Onion (@TheOnion) June 4, 2018