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2021 LSAC National Conference

2021 LSAC National Conference

On May 19, 2021, I was honored to provide two workshops for the Learning Specialists Association of Canada's annual national conference. Having been the conference Keynote speaker in 2015, it was great connecting with many of my colleagues from the north and beyond!...

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Instruction Amplified

Instruction Amplified

Teaching shouldn't be so hard! On a basic level, the teaching and learning enterprise is built upon two conditional assurances. Teachers want to know that if they teach students, then students will work to learn the material. Students want to know that if they do the...

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Why Bad Thinking Happens

Why Bad Thinking Happens

There are two types of academic challenges students face in college: Type I and Type II. Type I problems are challenges of effort. In these situations, students aren't very studious. They don’t show up for class. They don’t study. And they don't read. In most cases,...

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How to Nudge Students Toward Academic Success

How to Nudge Students Toward Academic Success

Educators' and parents' struggles to get students to make better decisions often leads them to adopt counterproductive methods that wind up damaging relationships. This article blends research and practice to provide a more effective way for improving student success....

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