Chapter 11: Powerful Professional Development

With Powerful Teaching, we have translated the science of learning and made it actionable. We have also provided trustworthy research and strategies from experts each step of the way. So now, we’re going to stop driving in circles, right? Wrong! In this chapter, we ask this powerful question: How will you be the leader that unleashes the science of learning?

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Powerful Teaching: Table of Contents

Throughout Powerful Teaching, we share research and actionable strategies to implement retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, and feedback-driven metacognition. We have intentionally embedded retrieval, spacing, interleaving, and feedback, too. We practice what we preach, we model these strategies in each chapter, and we boost your learning from this book!

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Chapter 7: Keeping it Real

We’re educators. And we know what it’s like to throw the baby out with the bathwater or revamp your teaching. That’s why, in this chapter, we’re keeping it real. We address nine challenges when implementing Power Tools. By keeping it real, we can make powerful teaching even easier for you.

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Introduction to Powerful Teaching

Teachers are given the impossible challenge of finding time to seek out good research, make sense of it, and apply it in classrooms. We frequently get asked, “Why haven’t I heard about this research before?” It’s because this research isn’t accessible – literally and figuratively. There is valuable research on the science of learning out there, but it’s sitting behind lock and key. Until now.

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Chapter 1: Discover the Power Behind Power Tools

Powerful Teaching is more than just another promise. It’s based on rigorous research by cognitive scientists and decades of experience by classroom teachers. We show you how to harness four evidence-based strategies, which we call Power Tools: Retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, and feedback-driven metacognition.

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