2,400 Years and Counting!

Recently, a group of divers discovered a 2,400-year-old Greek merchant vessel at the bottom of the Black Sea. That puts the ship in the...

Episode 2 – Spatial Narratives with Sarah Koellner (January 2019)

Sarah Koellner, a visiting assistant professor in the German and Russian Department, is using a technique called mapping to see the changing dynamics of...

Episode 1 – Weather-Proofing the Classroom with Ricard Viñas-De-Puig

Recently, I spoke with Ricard Viñas-De-Puig, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies.  He said that some of the skills that he...

Increase Your Abilities

Chapter 7 of Make It Stick is called “Increase Your Abilities.”  The chapter is a conglomeration of related topics devoted to showing people can...

Killing Our Darlings

The following is the third post on the book Make It Stick by Brown, Roediger, and McDaniel.  Henry L. Roediger, III will be the...

Cross-training and Learning

Nota bene: The following post considers “Mix Up Your Practice,” the third chapter of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Brown,...

Effortful Retrieval

Effortful retrieval—bleh!  The terminology ages more like milk than wine.  Fortunately, it’s a concept with substance and one of the main learning strategies promoted...