Episode 4: Bridging the gap between learning science research and practice with Blake Harvard
The Learning Science Weekly Podcast brings together thought leaders, researchers, creatives, authors, and scientists to chat about the science of learning and how it can be applied in corporate and customer education.
In this week's episode, we had a conversation with Blake Harvard about evidence-based instruction and about the similarities between k-12 and workplace learning.
"Learning that is easy is kind of like building your house on sand.. it's here today gone tomorrow. But learning that is effortful is much stronger in the brain." - Blake Harvard
Guest: Blake Harvard
"Learning is learning; whether in a classroom or on the job, the brain works the way the brain works." Blake Harvard
Blake Harvard is an AP Psychology teacher at James Clemens High School in Madison, Alabama. He has a particular affinity for all things cognition and psychology; especially when those areas are also paired with education and learning.
Here are some readings that Blake Harvard recommends:
- Make it Stick: the science of successful learning by Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel, and Peter C Brown.
- Understanding how we learn: a visual guide by Yana Weinstein; Megan Sumeracki; Oliver Caviglioli.
- Powerful Teaching by Patrice M. Bain and Pooja A. Agarwal.
- You can personally connect with Blake on Twitter, LinkedIn and be sure to check out Blake's blog called The Effortful Educator.
Thank you again for listening and join us again next week!