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Good to Go by Christie Aschwanden

Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery by Christie Aschwanden is one of the best sports science…

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which helps students learn the most?

Mind maps are a popular choice for both classroom activities and revision. Students can make them as a tool compiling all the information they need to know and use it to test themselves on knowledge, or as more of a practice exercise where they jot down everything they can remember.

But since digital mind mapping tools have burst onto the scene, handmade mind maps have faced competition. The thought of making your mind map on a computer and not having to write out all the information is alluring. However, given the ongoing debate around technology in education, it is worth exploring if using technology for mind mapping is as effective for learning.

As with many things in education, at the end of the day, this may be about personal preference. So, here are the pros and cons of each strategy that can help students decide whether to go with handmade or digital mind maps…


The power of hugging (and the research behind it)

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” – Virginia Satir, American Author and Psychotherapist.

With social distancing restrictions dramatically reducing human contact for more than a year, it seems that we’re all long overdue for a hug. Thankfully, from Monday, the green light for “cautious hugging” has been given the go-ahead here in the UK. But why have so many of us been craving physical touch from others?

Put simply, we need hugs. But let’s take a closer look at the science behind it.


Obtain a high success rate

If you are not already familiar with Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction, we’ve given a brief rundown of what his research suggests here.

For his 7th principle, Rosenshine believed that teachers should be obtaining high success rates from their students during classroom instruction. By having high success rates for tasks set during lesson time, students will perform better when practising alone as a result.

Let’s take a closer look at the research…