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If I’m being honest…

Sometimes, I wish my research articles were more highly read and cited, that my blog had more subscribers, and that I had more opportunities to do keynotes. Then I remember why I went into this field, and I return my focus on … Continue reading

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Abstract knowledge transfers, experiences don’t.

Below is a paragraph I am working on for an upcoming article. I’m not yet sure I like it. I feel there might be a logic issue. Any comments appreciated.  Bell et al. (2016) call for, “The potential associations between … Continue reading

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How do we know what students know?

Learning is context dependent, yet we want students to transfer knowledge from one context to another. For this reason, we often try to include multiple contexts and examples in our instruction hoping students are more likely to transfer knowledge. Yet, … Continue reading

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What do you create?

I was reading a blog post arguing that creativity is more purpose driven than passion driven.  I think there is a lot of truth to this sentiment. I am passionate about science. I love to learn about science. I even successfully … Continue reading

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Time & money

After a quick internet search I found this article. From that article: While the number of contact hours ranged widely, from five to over 100 hours depending on the study, those initiatives that showed positive effects included 30 or more … Continue reading

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Different disciplines, different teaching? 

Nothing frustrates me more than the claim that “what I teach is too difficult (or different) for [good teaching] to work”. First, the claim assumes that one set of ideas is somehow inherently more difficult to teach/learn than another set … Continue reading

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Questioning privilege. 

Here’s a little somthing from Facebook. I’m sorry if this seems to be mansplaining. The context is several people of tremendous privilege (one of them me) discussing a problematic Facebook post. I also apologize if the logic jumps around as … Continue reading

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