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Teaching is a cognitive skill just like any other, so how can we increase the space in our working memory, our factual subject knowledge, and our procedural knowledge? Well, listeners to this podcast have heard me say many times, it is virtuall
A recent survey of undergraduate students revealed that 84% studied by rereading their notes or textbook. Despite its popularity, rereading has inconsistent effects on student learning. In addition, rereading does not always enhance students’ u
Almost every student becomes angry at some point in school. After all, anger is a normal human emotion. And it is not a problem if a student becomes angry, as long as he or she expresses their feelings appropriately. However, it is a problem if
Neuroscience researchers have shown that when you learn something new, there is a physical change in your brain. You have approximately 86 billion brain cells and when you learn something new, some of your brain cells establish connections with
Memory is what enables us to learn by experience, therefore memory is essential to survival. And in this episode, we specifically focus on "working" memory, the term most scientists prefer over "short-term" memory. We first discuss working memo
The brain's programming promotes survival of the animal and the species. This programming has guided mammalian development and adaptations for survival in the unpredictable and perilous environments in which most mammals live. And memory is wha
A teaching philosophy (also known as an educational philosophy, a teaching statement, a philosophy of education, a philosophy of teaching, etc.) is a self-reflective statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. In addition to general
We know that exercise is great for our bodies, but what about for our brains? Does going for a run, hitting the gym, or lifting some weights really affect the health or strength of our brains? The answer is yes according to current research! Ex
Learning is a complicated process. Several thousand years ago, the primary job of the human brain was to figure out how to find food, avoid getting eaten by a predator, and to find a mate. Today, in addition to those three basic functions, our
Percentage grading systems that attempt to identify 100 distinct levels of performance distort the precision, objectivity and reliability of grades. And when averaging on a 100-point scale, the use of zeros is particularly damaging to a student
When most students come into our classrooms, they bring with them an unhealthy attitude toward grading, which has often been instilled in them by parents and past teachers. It is an attitude based on the flawed assumption that grades are suppos
Most aspects of grading and reporting have been around forever and reflect traditions that have been a part of our education system since the early 1900's. Though these traditions are entrenched in our education culture and part of everyone's s
Today's episode is titled "Top Ten Tips for Remote Learning" and is basically the same message that Dr. Colin Roche sent out all of his students this week to help them adjust to online learning.He shares it here in the podcast in case you think
Listen to this short trailer to find out what the Chef Educator podcast is all about!Hosted by Dr. Professor Chef Colin Roche, the show is available for free in any app that supports podcasts (iTunes, Spotify, etc.) or through this link:
When classroom instruction is interrupted due to emergencies, we as faculty need to use alternative methods and tools to continue teaching our classes at a distance. Now how we do this may vary depending on the subject and teaching methods we u
The success of your lectures depends as much on the planning as it does on the delivery. There is a lot of information available on the factors that make lectures effective and in this episode Dr. Colin Roche shares a variety of helpful tips, t
As a new teacher, your life is already stressful. You are entering a new job, setting up a new classroom, dealing with new procedures, completing a ton of paperwork, and having to meet and relate to so many new people over the course of a day.U
A successful first day of class can be a key component of a successful course. You should envision the first day as more than just a time to review the course syllabus. In this episode, Dr. Colin Roche shows you how to turn that first day into
Whether you are a new teacher, a part-time adjunct teacher, or even a veteran teacher, lesson plans matter! Learning is our ultimate goal when we deliver lessons to our students and a lesson plan is the instructor's road map of what students ne
The syllabus is one of the most important documents that you will create for your class because when it is done well, it communicates a variety of important information about your overall course, including activities, expectations, and even you
The Chef Educator podcast was created as a comprehensive resources for new and "seasoned" culinary, hospitality, and pastry arts teachers, instructors and faculty in both secondary and post-secondary schools. This show will address the many iss
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