My biggest reasons for starting this site was to share information about how we learn. Information that was around but missing from much of current education.
Throughout the year I have found several courses that have taught me a lot about what we have learned about learning, through cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience. They are free to take (they cost a little bit of money if you want the certificate) but full of great information about learning and teaching. I wanted to share those here with you.
My wish is that this information helps all of those interested in understanding more about how we learn and how we can best teach.
Each box below will take you to a course I have personally taken (one I created myself), that I think are great sources of information for teachers and learners of all ages.
This course is created by a teacher for anyone who is interested in bettering their understanding of how we learn. My purpose for creating this course is twofold, first for teachers and second for parents and students.
First, for teachers. This is my attempt at providing a useful and relevant professional development opportunity for teachers with topics that are at the foundation of learning. Many of these topics and ideas are not new but do form a foundational aspect of how we learn, but they don't receive much if any time in our professional development experience. In this course, I will present concepts that I have directly gleaned from the research on learning, but have also been shown to work in the classroom.........(See more on the site)
This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects....
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