Grades – What They Are and What They Measure
Grades were intended to be a fair measure of performance. But how fair are they really? And what other side-effects do they cause? Real world examples show that schools can function without grades – often even better than with.
Feedback – How Effective is it
Looking at large amounts of empirical evidence we take a look at what feedback is and how effective it can be in helping students perform better in school. It turns out, feedback can be one of the most effective things a teacher can do, but it needs to be done right!
Testing – A Powerful Learning Method
Tests have a bad reputation and it’s time to change that. Their effectiveness as a learning tool is tremendous, but students don’t use tests as much as they should. We’ll look at recent scientific studies that compare testing to other learning methods, the neuroscience of memories and forgetting and how testing could be implemented effectively in schools and universities.
Homeschooling – A Good Alternative or Simply Crazy?
Instead of relying on 200 years experience with formal education parents to decide to homeschool their children – with varying success. Homeschoolers are truly is an exciting group to observe continuously.