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What Are the Learning Sciences? And Why Do They Matter?
The learning sciences focus on differentiated instruction that uses data to determine what students know and where their knowledge gaps lie.
Jessica McKeown
HMH Senior Learning Scientist, Math and Science
Kathleen Richards
HMH Senior Learning Scientist, ELA and Humanities
October 03, 2018
Can We Nudge Students To Be Better Learners?
Education thought leader, researcher, and practitioner Dr. David Dockterman gets us thinking about ways to motivate student performance using the types of cues we encounter in daily life. Read his thoughts on four educational nudges.
David Dockterman, Ed.D.
Program Consultant, Growth Mindset
October 17, 2017
Navigating the Every Student Succeeds Act: The Evidence Movement
Continuing our series on ESSA, HMH Chief Academic Officer Francie Alexander cites the value of evidence in decision making—not only for selecting educational programs, but also for improving student outcomes.
Francie Alexander
Chief Research Officer, HMH
July 07, 2017
Learning by Design
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Dr. Lissa Pijanowski empowers teachers to design authentic, challenging, and engaging learning. Try her reflection on your own positive learning experiences.
Dr. Lissa Pijanowski
Expertise: Instructional Excellence
April 26, 2017
Summer School through a Growth Mindset Lens
Dr. David Dockterman provides suggestions for leveraging learning mindsets to help students view summer school as a valuable opportunity for growth.
David Dockterman, Ed.D.
Program Consultant, Growth Mindset
April 10, 2017
Learning Mindsets for Math Need Learning Behaviors for Math
Dr. David Dockterman, Chief Architect of Learning Sciences at HMH, discusses the importance of helping math students develop the productive learning behaviors that sustain a growth mindset.
David Dockterman, Ed.D.
Program Consultant, Growth Mindset
April 05, 2017
Engaging the Disengaged
In an age of constant distraction, how do we help students focus? Dr. Bill McBride looks at how our brains take in information, how we learn, and what teachers can do to keep students' attention.
Dr. Bill McBride
Author-in-Residence
March 27, 2017
Growth Mindset: Essential, but There's More to Learning
Dr. Dockterman, Chief Architect of Learning Sciences at HMH and Senior Fellow with ICLE, explains how three learning mindsets drive the behavior that fuel performance.
David Dockterman, Ed.D.
Program Consultant, Growth Mindset
March 08, 2017
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