Category: Successive Relearning

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

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

This is just an idea. An incubating idea at that. I have been thinking about it for a little while and shared it with a few trusted educator colleagues. There are, like many ideas, 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

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
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Why Successive Relearning? Corrective Feedback with CRM (Part 4)

In part 2 (read it here) Ben and I discussed the importance of classroom climate in facilitating CRM and getting the greatest effects. The prequel this post, or part 3 (read it here) we spoke about preserving the Deadpool effect when increasing the difficulty when using RememberMore, such as widening the question pool. If you have been…
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18 Apr ’21 0
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Reducing a Teachers’ Cognitive Load

Yesterday, I was listening to Doug Lemov’s return on Craig Barton’s podcast. During the later parts of their conversation, Craig and Doug waltz graciously through the issue of a teacher’s Cognitive Load, twice. Once when discussing “worked examples” and soon after, when discussing “lesson preparation” (as opposed to lesson planning,) a new strategy included in…
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17 Apr ’21 0