How can teachers use retrieval practice better in the classroom to enable students to improve their memory?
Our 56th interview is with Dr. Pooja Agarwal, a cognitive scientist and teacher. Pooja started her education career teaching 4th and 5th grade and now teaches college students in Boston at Berklee College of Music.
- Pooja’s education upbringing and background
- Explain how a non-musician manages to teach at a music school
- The concept of ‘retrieval practice’ and why it was her PhD focus
- How retrieval practice effects Pooja’s music students and how and where they naturally apply it: “Use it or lose it!”
- How technology has given teachers access to digestible neuroscience research
- Pooja’s new book ’Powerful Teaching: Unleash the science of learning’
- The challenges American teachers face in 2019 and tips to help teachers be more effective
- Which thought leaders that have influenced her and where she goes to inspiration
- The challenges faced by women in STEM and the ’leaky pipe’ concept and,
- Offline, we also talk about the possibility of Pooja visiting the U.K. in 2020…
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