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  1. Aug 2019
    1. Retrieval practice boosts learning by pulling information out of students’ heads (by responding to a brief writing prompt, for example), rather than cramming information into their heads (by lecturing at students, for example). In the classroom, retrieval practice can take many forms, including a quick no-stakes quiz. When students are asked to retrieve new information, they don’t just show what they know, they solidify and expand it. Feedback boosts learning by revealing to students what they know and what they don’t know. At the same time, this increases students’ metacognition — their understanding about their own learning progress. Spaced practice boosts learning by spreading lessons and retrieval opportunities out over time so that new knowledge and skills are not crammed in all at once. By returning to content every so often, students’ knowledge has time to be consolidated and then refreshed. Interleaving — or practicing a mix of skills (such as doing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems all in one sitting) — boosts learning by encouraging connections between and discrimination among closely related topics. Interleaving sometimes slows students’ initial learning of a concept, but it leads to greater retention and learning over time.

      How can I build this into my curriculum?

  2. Jul 2019
    1. SJP can be used in mathematics classrooms to help students interpret and apply mathematical knowledge to answer questions that will potentially empower their lives and their communities.

      I have heard this so much. But can we not also engage in SJP by HOW we construct our classroom?

    2. It is important for teachers to help students understand that there are competing voices in a democratic society. What one group considers just and fair may not be interpreted the same way by another group.

      Empathy? alternate points of view for students?

    3. CRP and SJP cannot be prescribed or scripted.

      I need to know more!

    4. The culture of silence occurs when teachers participate in social injustice themselves or fail to critique students who perpetuate inappropriate stereotypes. Teaching for social justice should instill students with new knowledge of the world as it should be to reconstruct society and lead to social change.

      This is easier said than done. We need to build a school culture of this.

    5. Mathematics is not a race-neutral subject

      Great start.

    1. What had been private is now uncontrollably crowdsourced. Your consent becomes a trifling detail in a story about you that suddenly belongs to everyone else. It doesn’t matter otherwise.

      Crowdsourced disempowerment? Is there an implicit "yes"?

    2. The story’s charm disguises the invasion of privacy at its heart: the way technology is both eroding our personal boundaries and coercing us in deleterious ways.

      How true! I wonder how numbed we are to invasions of our privacy.

  3. Jun 2019
    1. You can absolutely do this every time before you share. And given it is so easy, it’s irresponsible not to.

      They are advocating a behavior change that should restrict passing on erroneous information. I would like to make an analogy here but think it may be inappropriate in this context.