Episode 43: Cognitive Load Theory and Letting Nerdy Kids Be Nerdy Kids

After a couple of weeks break. John (@jfcatto) goes on a deep dive into a review of the heavy theory of cognitive load. Pete (@mr_van_w) flies a flag for little nerds and encourages teachers to listen without judging. The episode: http://teacherstalkingteaching.libsyn.com/episode-43-cognitive-load-theory-and-letting-nerdy-kids-be-nerdy-kids  Articles: John: Cognitive Load Theory: Research That Teachers Really Need to Understand – Centre for… Continue reading Episode 43: Cognitive Load Theory and Letting Nerdy Kids Be Nerdy Kids

Episode 42: Expert Chess Players and Mastery Learning

This week Pete (@mr_van_w) hate-reads a blog post in which traditionalist takes psychological research out of context to prove a point and uses metaphors that don’t make any sense. John (@jfcatto) shares a fantastic resource from the NSW Department of Education (DEC) and Evidence for Learning. After questioning what the C in DEC might stand… Continue reading Episode 42: Expert Chess Players and Mastery Learning

Episode 40: Education Research vs Teaching and Supporting New Teachers

Podcast Direct Link Nov 16, 2017 Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) love The Rock and facial hair. In fact, we love facial hair so much that if you click on the Movember link in the sidebar, that will take you to where you can donate to Joel Speranza’s Movember charity drive. Finally, John probes into… Continue reading Episode 40: Education Research vs Teaching and Supporting New Teachers