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. […]

Leadership in Teaching: Mama’s Rules

I always try to read this article at least once a year, usually around the beginning of the year as the new intern class arrives.  In 2008, Dr. Arthur Kellerman gave the commencement speech at the Emory’s School of Medicine.  He took this opportunity to tell a wonderful story about a young resident who is […]