How Testing Students Twice Can Improve Note-Taking Skills — from by Benjamin Barbour
Allowing students to take a test two times—once from memory and once using their notes—can boost note-taking, study skills, and reading habits, all at once.


Along the way, Barbour also came up with an ingenious strategy for improving students’ note-taking—he calls it the “test average method.” He tests his students twice, back-to-back: once, when they don’t use their notes (which incentivizes good studying), and a second time, when they use their notes (which incentivizes good note-taking). He then averages their scores.

Getting the Most Out of Your LMS and Instructional Technology — from by Madison Anders
Thinking about the purpose of an activity can help new teachers best use their LMS and other tech tools to boost student engagement.

Strategies for Supporting Students’ Speaking and Listening Skills — from by Lisa Schultz
Many students struggle with these skills, which are tied to academic success. Here are a few ways to teach them explicitly.