The Importance of GRIT

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“Grit“ or “grittiness“ is a concept in education that emerged about 5-10 years ago, created by an academic research group led by Dr. Angela Duckworth.  Check out Angela’s TED talk here: Angela Duckworth. Duckworth’s targeted research audience tends to be primary and secondary education, however I think this definitely applies to medical school, residency, and other types of high level […]

The Interplay of Emotions & Learning

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Our goal should be to create a student who moves up the knowledge axis, along an “excelsior spiral that climbs the tree of knowledge” – Barry Kort Rob & Chris’ debate about whether learning styles exist (or not)  touches upon a subtle, but important point. Forcing a student to come out of their comfort zone is important […]

Evidence Based Education: Active vs. Passive Learning

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An interesting study was just published this past month looking at student exam performance and course failure rates in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics [STEM] courses that utilized active vs. passive (lecture) teaching strategies. The results of this meta-analysis put some more data behind the idea that active teaching/learning is the way to go. Active […]

MeduBRAWL 2013 is coming…

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If you haven’t heard already – we have a knock out group for the upcoming MeduBRAWL at the International EM Teaching Course this year.  If you aren’t excited about this you must not have a pulse. Here’s a little preview of what’s about to go down…. Mattu vs. Cadogan, Rogers vs. Lin, and much, much […]

How to live tweet #FOAMed from Keynote!

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Ever want to tweet out your own lecture pearls, while lecturing?  Want to make sure the #FOAMed community is receiving the top pearls from your talk?  Well, if  you use Keynote there is a way set this up in under 10 minutes using a recently updated open-access app called Keynote Tweet v2.5 by Alan Levine. […]