In December 2020 I shared a post about my frustrations with a series of videos being labeled as a Physics course. In response, I was motivated to launch a series of posts about the science of learning physics alongside the very practical applications and reflections of the research in my own classroom.
- Retrieval Practices
- Teaching Students Expert Thinking
- Active Learning Part 1: The Power of a Story
- Active Learning Part 2: Convincing the Student
- Metacognition Strategies
- Practice and Study Skills
- Drill and Kill? Or Drill for Skill
- The Science of Learning Physics
- Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning
- Why Don’t Students Like School?
Research Articles to Read
- Implementing an epistemologically authentic approach to student-centered inquiry learning (Etkina’s work related to her active learning cycles)
- Making things hard on yourself, but in a good way: Creating desirable difficulties to enhance learning
- Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom
- Overview, Case Study of Physics (utilizing a structured problem solving method to aid in student thinking processes)