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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.07.19 Replacing “Learning Styles” with “Attention Types”

I’ve been thinking a lot about the persistence of people’s belief in learning styles lately. Everywhere I go, teachers and coaches talk about the idea as if was established fact when in reality it is an idea without scientific basis. Recently, I started asking myself Why is the myth so persistent when a little bit of…

08.14.19 John Maguire On Shot-tracking, Feedback and Readable Writing

Training with a new feedback system has worked wonders in the NBA. Could writing teachers learn from this? John Maguire has taught writing for decades at a half dozen New England colleges, including Boston University. He developed his first-year Readable Writing course while at the Berklee College of Music, and he blogs on the subject of…