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We learn in all modalities: You are not a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner

Author: Jovi Nazareno, EdM Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education While surrounded by educators in a course called Becoming an Expert Learner1, a discussion came up about how to support memory in learners. We talked about the importance and helpfulness of exposure to multiple modalities of information. This topic became tangled up with what [...]

2021-01-23T23:16:26-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Articles|Comments Off on We learn in all modalities: You are not a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner

Memory overconfidence: A student’s perspective

Author: Jovi Nazareno, EdM Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education When in the midst of a busy semester, I too often find myself in moments of what I’ll call memory overconfidence. The long to-do list lures me to move quickly, to get things done. Patience with myself can begin to feel like a luxury [...]

2021-01-07T05:55:18-05:00January 6th, 2021|Articles|Comments Off on Memory overconfidence: A student’s perspective

Navigating Changes in Learning: The Flipped Classroom

Author: Jovi Nazareno, EdM Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education A few years ago, I registered for an online course that held many surprises for me. Prior to the start of the course, we were given access to videos that explained what to expect from the course and how to come prepared for each [...]

2021-01-06T04:41:28-05:00October 13th, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Navigating Changes in Learning: The Flipped Classroom

Lost in Cyberspace: The Check for Understanding

Author: Jovi Nazareno, EdM Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education The new academic year recently began. In the first weeks of the semester, I amused myself by how often I completely ignored information presented right on the screen and via a teacher’s voice. I’m a grad student, I thought to myself. I should be [...]

2020-09-24T00:57:12-05:00September 24th, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Lost in Cyberspace: The Check for Understanding

Writing as language: An obvious yet crucial view

Author: Jovi Nazareno, EdM Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education To begin unpacking how to develop writing skills, it becomes important to define what exactly is writing. Is writing an artifact of language etched onto some physical (or virtual) object? Does writing make our thoughts tangible? Is writing then a product we create? Is [...]

2020-09-24T00:25:31-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Writing as language: An obvious yet crucial view

Rethinking Time for Writing: Product, Process, and Progress

Author: Jovi Nazareno, Grad Student at Harvard University, Extension School When people hear that I majored in English, have a job title of editor, and actually write and generally like it, some reactions are: Why? You must like reading Do you have any tips to get me to write? I shouldn’t share with you what [...]

2020-08-13T22:37:23-05:00August 13th, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Rethinking Time for Writing: Product, Process, and Progress

For the struggling writer, begin with a compassionate heart

Author: Jovi Nazareno, Grad Student at Harvard University, Extension School Too many labels exist to oversimplify the complex act of writing. I’ve heard phrases like, “he’s slow,” “she should already know this,” “he’s not paying attention,” “she’s lazy,” “he’s unmotivated by this assignment,” “she can’t write,” or “he’s just not thinking.” These phrases share an [...]

2020-07-23T14:14:40-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on For the struggling writer, begin with a compassionate heart

Fascination with the brain and anything neuro

Author: Jovi Nazareno, Grad Student at Harvard University, Extension School Have you ever read a catchy headline about the brain, brain health, how we use or should use our brain, or how much of the brain we use? Perhaps, like me, you have at some point been baited or even charmed into reading more. [...]

2020-06-26T19:41:49-05:00June 9th, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Fascination with the brain and anything neuro

Continuing your education online? Get to know your classmates

Author: Jovi Nazareno, Grad Student at Harvard University, Extension School As we attempt to create a new normal in which change is constant and physical isolation is common practice, we might find ourselves asking, “what does this mean for education?” Schools have closed their campuses, canceled classes and graduation ceremonies, and/or moved instruction and [...]

2020-05-16T11:49:09-05:00May 15th, 2020|Articles|Comments Off on Continuing your education online? Get to know your classmates
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