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Month: March 2019

FAQ: Content Warnings

FAQ: Content Warnings

This FAQ is written from my perspective as an educator and as someone with complex PTSD.  It does not constitute medical advice; I am not a medical professional. Content Warnings: Frequently Asked Questions What is a content (or trigger) warning? A content warning alerts students that there is potentially traumatizing subject matter in a reading, a film, other educational materials, or in an upcoming discussion or lecture. Why do people ask for content warnings? Individuals who have been traumatized (by…

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Having Students Teach

Having Students Teach

There’s an old adage that to know something really well you have to teach it, an adage that’s backed up by countless studies about the concept of retrieval practice.  Retrieval practice is the act of having students pull information from memory – ideas they’ve studied on their own, things they’ve read, something they heard, or data they learned in a previous class session, for example, and applying that information in a new way.  By remembering information – by retrieving it…

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