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Saturday, February 4, 2017

This article is excellent. It applies to literacy as well. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

When does optimal learning occur?
When does optimal learning occur?
Spending an additional 20 minutes practicing a newly mastered skill may have lasting benefits, according to a study in Nature Neuroscience. Researchers studied optimal conditions for learning, noting that "overlearning" yielded gains for skill retention.
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Here is a great resource for teaching vocabulary. It is updated - based on today's students. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

New book: 101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick
Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts -- and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. Learn more.
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