Category: Teaching

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Learning Efficiency

Let’s start with understanding what “Learning Efficiency” is, as until this week, I had not encountered this term before. Learning Efficiency is the “positive relation between learning rate (speed of learning) and retention (amount remembered after a delay).” That definition gave me reason to investigate further. Simply, a more efficient learner can acquire information faster…
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20 May ’21 0

What if learners arrived to our classrooms with X substantive knowledge?

This is just an idea, a proposal, an idea incubating, at that. I have been thinking about the notion for a little while and shared it with a few trusted educator colleagues. There are upsides and downsides however I would be interested in discussing this idea with any school or group of schools that would…
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15 May ’21 0
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Why RememberMore builds a better curriculum

Year 7 The Declaration. Year 8 Hound of the Baskervilles (HoB). I have been building the RememberMore decks for both texts as I teach. The Declaration is a brand new deck (having read the book last year) and I am revisiting and updating an old Retrieval Roulette HoB set of prompts (Hat tip to Adam…
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15 May ’21 0
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From retrieval towards Successive Relearning

This way… Retrieval practice as a teaching and learning strategy swiftly replaced “the testing effect.” From what I witnessed, retrieval practice was initially positioned as a revision strategy, it is now a prevalent teaching, and learning, strategy. I say “now,” that evolution has taken more than ten years. “The benefit of retrieval practice is one…
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1 May ’21 0
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RememberMore App in the wild

For those of you who know about the development of RememberMore (RM) – this summer term (2021) marked a significant milestone for our edventure. It marked the availability of the RM app via the app stores to schools, educators and learners, extending and optimising the reach and impact of Successive Relearning and classroom.remembermore.app (CRM), ahead…
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26 Apr ’21 0

Opening with RememberMore

One of the key benefits of working on RememberMore on two fronts, as developer and practitioner, is that the hands on delivery experience is just so insightful in designing and building the classroom.remembermore.app (CRM), platform and RM app. So what is new this term or cycle as we see it. My sixth cycle or start…
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24 Apr ’21 0