Ask A Researcher #10 – Dr. Pooja Agarwal

There is a gap between those researching practices in education and those implementing that research (teachers). This gap doesn’t really serve anyone and only adds to the disconnect between researchers and classroom teachers. Both ‘sides’ would greatly benefit from listening to the other. A teacher is a veritable treasure trove of expertise. Why would those…

Ask A Researcher #10 – Dr. Pooja Agarwal — The Effortful Educator

Honesty is the Best Policy

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” -Dr. Richard Feynman – California Institute of Technology 1974 Commencement Address A tragedy in one act: Teacher: Ok students, please answer these questions and then we’ll go over all of the answers. (10ish minutes elapse. Students work to…

Honesty is the Best Policy — The Effortful Educator

Holistic Design vs. Atomistic Design: Building on #LTSF20 Participant Comments

Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner On Thursday 16 July, Mirjam presented at a webinar on evidence-informed building blocks for learning design for the Learning Technologies Summer Forum. In a busy online room with around 200 people, responding to all questions unfortunately wasn’t possible. In this blog, we’re taking the opportunity to take some comments […]

Holistic Design vs. Atomistic Design: Building on #LTSF20 Participant Comments — 3-Star learning experiences

Ask A Researcher #9 – Dr. Althea Kaminske

There is a gap between those researching practices in education and those implementing that research (teachers). This gap doesn’t really serve anyone and only adds to the disconnect between researchers and classroom teachers. Both ‘sides’ would greatly benefit from listening to the other. A teacher is a veritable treasure trove of expertise. Why would those…

Ask A Researcher #9 – Dr. Althea Kaminske — The Effortful Educator

The Making of a College-Admissions Con Man — Schoolinfosystem.org

Jennifer Levitz and Melissa Korn: Seventeen years before he pleaded guilty to running the nationwide college-admissions cheating scheme exposed by federal authorities last year in Operation Varsity Blues, William “Rick” Singer made a strong impression in Omaha, Neb., where he showed how far he was willing to go to propel a mediocre youth basketball team…

The Making of a College-Admissions Con Man — Schoolinfosystem.org

INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, & WISDOM

The policymaker undertakes multiple tasks, many of them shaped by his society’s history and culture. He must first of all make an analysis of where his society finds itself. This is inherently where the past meets the future; therefore such a judgment cannot be made without an instinct for both of these elements. He must…

INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, & WISDOM — The Concord Review – Will’s Blog

Digest #146: The Psychology of “Zoom Fatigue”

In the world of COVID-19, video conferencing has become commonplace. Many of us spend our days on back to back video calls and find ourselves exhausted by the end. This phenomenon has been dubbed “zoom fatigue” but applies to any type of video conferencing. At its foundation, zoom fatigue is a cognitive issue, which presumably…

Digest #146: The Psychology of “Zoom Fatigue” — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists