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Modern Literacies: Helping Students Navigate Our Complex World

Modern Literacies: Helping Students Navigate Our Complex World

This blog is first appeared on Corwin Connect, and is part four of a series on learning transfer. For more on teaching for transfer, see this first post, this second post and this third post.  What are you passionate about outside of the long-standing disciplines such...

Disciplinary Literacy: Empowering Students to Be Knowledge Producers

Disciplinary Literacy: Empowering Students to Be Knowledge Producers

This post first appeared on Corwin Connect. This blog is part three of a series on learning transfer. For more on teaching for transfer, see this first post and this second post.  “Why do we have to know this?” It’s the age-old question students pose when they doubt...

Cultivate Self-Directed Learners with Five Key Shifts

Cultivate Self-Directed Learners with Five Key Shifts

This post first appeared on Corwin Connect. Every time we poll teachers about their highest priority, student engagement tops the list. How can we move beyond “party tricks” and toward self-directed learning? We’ve found five shifts that can...

Finding Balance: Aquire-Connect-Transfer Learning Sequence

Finding Balance: Aquire-Connect-Transfer Learning Sequence

This post by Trevor Aleo first appeared on National Write Center. Teaching writing often leaves me feeling like a perpetual Goldilocks. Some methods I try feel too rigid—removing student’s ability to cultivate their voice and hone their craft. Other methods feel too...

The Research Underpinnings of Learning That Transfers (LTT)

The Research Underpinnings of Learning That Transfers (LTT)

Learning That Transfers is a ground-breaking approach to designing lessons that prepare students to be adaptable, life-long learners in a rapidly changing world. Synthesizing dozens of academic papers and books, we’ve developed the Learning Transfer Mental Model, to...

One School’s Transformational Journey

One School’s Transformational Journey

This blog was written by guest Christine Haslett, Head of Primary at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, one of our partner schools. It first appeared on LinkedIn. How can we give students the tools that they will need to tackle problems that we don't even know about yet?...

3 Ways to Increase Equity with Learning that Transfers

3 Ways to Increase Equity with Learning that Transfers

This blog is part one of our series on equity. It includes adapted excerpts from our new book, Learning that Transfers, publishing March 2021. Transfer of learning entails applying our previous learning to new situations. Unfortunately, both children and adults are...

Essential Learning that Transfers

Essential Learning that Transfers

This blog is an excerpt from the manuscript of our forthcoming book, Learning that Transfers, publishing March 2021 “Why do we have to know this?” It’s the age-old question students pose when they doubt the importance of the content they’re asked to learn. It’s hard...

Concept Attainment in a Language Immersion Classroom

Concept Attainment in a Language Immersion Classroom

By Nathalie Lauriault Lire en français ici. Some language teachers claim that students should spend a lot of time on repetition and memorization of vocabulary words before they ever do any type of thinking about content. However,...

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