Author: Kristian Still


Memorisation too good to forget?

Wrestling with my own thoughts, as an advocate for Successive Relearning, I’ll defend rote learning more broadly another day. What I want to clarify, for myself, for future conversations, is why I am an advocate of memorisation. I very much doubt it will be what you think. I’ve long been a strong proponent of memorisation,…
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13 Jun ’21 0

What makes the difference

Tell someone, it makes a difference to them. Tell others, makes all the difference. Midweek reflection The collective effort and contributions to RememberMore are significant and on reflection I realised that I had not shared my thanks, both personal and professional. To Alex, our developer, to the team at Learning3D, the fab five – 5…
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13 Jun ’21 0

Hidden Lives of Learners (III)

I can not remember when I first encountered Graham Nuthall’s research or exactly when I first read The Hidden Lives of Learners but it is one of those titles that often re-surfaces in talks and blog posts, still, having been first published in 2007. I re-read for the second time, after it appeared on Chris…
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6 Jun ’21 0

Marge and success

Marge or rather MARGE has perked her head up again on Twitter. Arthur Shimamura’s acronym for five principles of efficient learning: Motivate, Attend, Relate, Generate, Evaluate. The MARGE mnemonic techniques puts forward “A Whole-Brain Learning Approach for Students and Teachers” to improve student learning. That led to an online conversation on Motivation. As presented by MARGE,…
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27 May ’21 0
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Dan Willingham Salt and Pepper questions

My continued exploration of Metacognition led to “In conversation with Professor Paul Kirchner” and then Dan Willingham’s “How to help students ‘know’ they know.” The two crossovers to RememberMore – Overlearning – check. Then question formats, learning A to B and back again with B to A. Overlearning The more I teacher with RememberMore, the…
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23 May ’21 0
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Complexity in classrooms

How lucky am I? Friday mornings start with an informal conversation about learning, being a teacher, a parent, with two great colleagues, sometimes coffee, a croissant and a smattering of “dad” jokes. (I spare you). N is funnier than I am. H is more creative than I am. For that I am grateful. This post…
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21 May ’21 0