Posts tagged "cognition"

Journaling as a means to scaffold & assess learning

Journaling is like whispering to one’s self and listening at the same time.Mina Murray In an earlier post, I discussed formative and summative assessments, and how they can provide opportunities to support learners. Assessment is a fundamental component of the teaching & learning process. Formative & summative assessments can provide meaningful opportunities to meet the…

Formative & Summative Assessments

In this post I'll discuss assessment, a fundamental component of the teaching & learning processes. I'll then describe formative & summative assessments, which can provide meaningful opportunities to meet diverse needs of students. Learning Pathways It's important to first note that learning isn't linear. If we were to think about the pathways that brought us…

What is “empowerment” in education?

The term empowerment, or an indication of a focus on empowering students or teachers, pops up again and again in my research and publications. One of the first instances is in my dissertation proposal and final materials. When I started writing about this, I received a lot of negative feedback from advisors in my program…

Information Without Emotion is Rarely Retained

This idea is framed differently in various places, but the most concise version comes from Tony Robbins. Robbins states: We've all been put to sleep by somebody who's told us all these wonderful facts that didn't matter because information without emotion is not retained. Emotions in learning Emotions play a large part not only in garnering attention, but…

Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast.

This statement comes from military and police parlance and usually indicates a focus on mobility and dexterity in operations. Combat and conflict often center on mobility. If you move too fast, you can be outflanked. If you move too slow, you can be pinned down. The best course may be a cautious, thoughtful understanding of planned moves.…