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 […]

How we are flipping EM education

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“But in an era with a perfect video-delivery platform — one that serves up billions of YouTube views and millions of TED Talks on such things as technology, entertainment, and design — why would anyone waste precious class time with lecture?” — Charles Prober and Chip Heath1 Lately, lecture, that venerable tool in the educator’s […]

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 […]