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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

03.02.17 Pairing Reading Reconsidered Techniques with Cognitive Science, Part II—A Guest Post from Ben Rogers

This is the second of a pair of posts by Ben Rogers of Norwich Primary Academy (NPA) in Norwich, England. In his first post, Ben described the tools he and his colleagues have been using from Reading Reconsidered and cognitive science to bolster students’ reading and writing skills. In this post, he reflects on the power of intentionally building students’ background knowledge and vocabulary. By the way, we…


11.29.16 A ‘Cognitive Science Reading List’ for Coaches [Updated]

I’m down in Florida today doing a workshop on teaching for top soccer coaches as part of U.S. Soccer’s Academy Directors course. We’re going to be talking about feedback, Checking for Understanding, and learning design, but I’m also going to share my list of best books for coaches from the world of cognitive science as well. …