Reading List

Gonzalez, J. Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You Are Not Using. Cult of Pedagogy - What is one way we can flip from reviewing information to students retrieving information? What can we do tomorrow?


Terada, Y. Why Students Forget. Edutopia - 5 strategies to make learning stick


Armstrong, T. Special Education and the Concept of Neurodiversity Educational Leadership - Neurodiversity: The Future of Special Education? If we want to use the most effective approaches with kids—and draw on new research about the brain—special education needs to change its approach.

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr17/vol74/num07/Neurodiversity@-The-Future-of-Special-Education%C2%A2.aspx

 

Epstein, Robert. “The Empty Brain: Your Brain Does Not Process Information, Retrieve Knowledge, or Store Memories. In Short: Your Brain is Not a Computer”. This is a fascinating article about our (humans) failure to grasp neurology when using analogies that reflect the most advanced technology of the time. I did the dollar bill experiment illustrated in the article in several of my classes to describe different levels of retention and understanding of things we learn.

https://aeon.co/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer

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