Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Distributed Practice 
From Digital Promise

Distributed practice refers to reviews that take place after some time from the original learning event, as opposed to reviews that occur immediately following the original learning event (termed massed practice).

Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Retrieval Practice 
From Digital Promise

Cognitive and educational psychologists have uncovered a great deal of information about the mind, brain, memory and learning. Some of this research has found its way into practice through educational materials; however, few have been directly translated to practitioners and students. One exception is retrieval practice: the practice of retrieving information from memory.

Ensuring That PBL Is Accessible to All 
From Edutopia

We know that PBL can be a powerful tool to eliminate achievement gaps and help students of all backgrounds develop critical 21st-century learning skills that prepare them to thrive. But how do we ensure that PBL is accessible to all learners?

Five Learning Strategies that Work 
From Digital Promise

Two techniques – practice testing and distributed practice – were found to be highly effective. Three more – interleaved practice, elaborative interrogation, and self-explanation – were found to be moderately effective. Others, such as rereading and highlighting, were found to have “low effectiveness.”

How Educators Can Foster Student Motivation 
From Digital Promise

This blog shares classroom strategies to help classroom teachers motivate their students. Autonomy in learning, relatedness, and competence are discussed.

New Cyberlearning Community Report: Five Great Reasons to Read It 
From Digital Promise

CIRCL gathered 22 scientists to report on emerging research-based designs, ideas, and progress related to cyberlearning (research projects that investigate emerging technology and emerging learning sciences)

Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning 
From Edutopia

Read about project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning to make a difference.

Retrieval Practice: A Strategy to Promote Successful Learning 
From Digital Promise

How can we foster and encourage successful learning, where students apply knowledge, build connections, think critically — and retain important knowledge over time? Retrieval Practice

Students With a Bigger Purpose Stay Motivated 
From Digital Promise

Keeping students motivated is a challenge for educators and parents alike. By now you’re probably familiar with popular strategies such as grit and growth mindset, which are effective but not entirely foolproof in their abilities to enhance student motivation. For example, grit has received criticism for romanticizing hardships (1), while growth mindset is ineffective when implemented incorrectly. One lesser known strategy that can further improve these interventions is purpose for learning.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success 
From Edutopia

How can you get the best out of your teachers and improve student learning? Edutopia’s research analyst explains some of the best practices found by researchers to help ensure educator growth and success.