Tag Archives: cognitive load

Writers are Readers #sol17

Reducing Cognitive Load by Pairing Reading/Writing Work March 30, 2017 Lucy Calkins says in the The Art of Teaching Reading that reading and writing are like ‘running from one side of the boat to the other’.  Thinking about that movement … Continue reading

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Brain Friendly #sol17

Reducing Cognitive Load in the Workshop March 28, 2017 One of my students is having difficulty learning to spell high frequency words.  She reads them with ease, but when it comes to spelling, she still struggles.  After thinking and talking … Continue reading

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Reading with Rigor: Teacher Edition #sol17

It’s Monday What Are You Reading?  Cognitive Load Edition March 27, 2017 Recently,  I have been lingering over lessons and concepts, giving students time to understand more fully, considering the gradual release of responsibility in a more thoughtful way, scaffolding … Continue reading

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Load Limit Exceeded #sol17

Work Load Limit Exceeded March 26, 2017  #sol26 Yesterday, I joined my husband at the tax accountant.  The accountant is a nice man who is obviously a whiz at taxes.  He pulled up the forms on his big monitor and … Continue reading

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