Podcast 56: Unlocking the Benefits of Retrieval Practice

Joshua McGovernJoshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working… Read more about Joshua McGovernHow can teachers use retrieval practice better in the classroom to enable students to improve their memory?Our 56th interview is with Dr. Pooja Agarwal, a cognitive scientist and teacher. Pooja started her education career teaching 4th and 5th grade and now teaches college students in Boston at Berklee College of Music.Pooja’s education upbringing and backgroundExplain how a non-musician manages to teach at a music schoolThe concept of ‘retrieval practice’ and why it was her PhD focusHow retrieval practice effects Pooja’s music students and how and where they naturally apply it: “Use it or lose it!”How technology has given teachers access to digestible neuroscience researchPooja’s new book ’Powerful Teaching: Unleash the science of learning’The challenges American teachers face in 2019 and tips to help teachers be more effectiveWhich thought leaders that have influenced her and where she goes to inspirationThe challenges faced by women in STEM and the ’leaky pipe’ concept and,Offline, we also talk about the possibility of Pooja visiting the U.K. in 2020…Listen https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Podcast-56.-Dr.-Pooja-Agarwal.mp3Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!You can follow @PoojaAgarwal on Twitter and discover more about her on her website: www.PoojaAgarwal.com and also discover her excellent platform to support educators, www.RetrievalPractice.orgDon’t forget to grab a copy of her excellent book, Powerful Teaching! You can learn how excited I was in this short video…Related

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