Markham T&L Blog

December 23, 2019

Article: Ten Benefits of Testing and Their Applications to Educational Practice

Author: Henry L. Roediger III, Adam L. Putnam and Megan A. Smith

This article explores 10 benefits of testing on the educational outcomes of students, based on research mainly in cognitive science. Each of the benefits is...

November 8, 2018

Seven Myths about Education is an exploration of some widely held ideas about education, and how they are not true. Daisy Christodoulou expresses her annoyance that she was told these ideas as facts as a young teacher, and explains in detail why she now believes them to be untrue.

For each of the sev...

May 18, 2018

Recently I have been looking into the idea of Cognitive Biases (, both from a personal level and an educational level. As I read more research, I am becoming more aware of the fact that I have certain "gut reactions" to what I read, and the discussions I have with people, and th...

April 4, 2018

Article: The Science of Learning

Author: Deans for Impact

Article Reading Time: 20 minutes


The Science of Learning is a summary document on areas of cognitive science which are directly linked to how students learn. It takes the research and gives practical implications for teachers. It is found...

March 14, 2018

In this post I am going to share some of the ideas I use in my day to day lessons. These aren't lessons that I have prepared specifically for an observation, or those one-off lessons designed to engage/challenge students beyond the curriculum. These are the bread and butter of my teaching. The thing...

March 7, 2018

Article: How Knowledge Helps

Author: Daniel T. Willingham 

Article Reading Time: 20 minutes (11 pages)

"It's true that knowledge gives students something to think about, but a reading of the research literature from cognitive science shows that knowledge does much more than just help students hone thei...

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