Understanding the relationship between working and long-term memory helps illustrate the false dichotomy between "conceptual understanding" and "rote memorization."
Ultimately, expertise is about using working memory to deliberately practice skills and decisions in order to build long-term memory fluency.
Expert performance tends to be the product of an extraordinary amount of deliberate practice.
This week, Newark superintendent Chris Cerf stopped by AEI to talk about the state of Newark's schools and the challenges of system reform. Here are a few thoughts.
When presidential elections become winner-take-all affairs, democracy pays the price.
Catholic education has confronted many challenges in recent decades; however, Seton Catholic Schools are offering a path forward.
There's a misleading sense that "productivity" is somehow at odds with nurturing students or valuing teachers. That's just not so.
As Chicago's teachers are on the verge of striking for the third time since 2012, it sure seems like the Chicago Teachers Union is bent on demonstrating the costs of collective bargaining.
It looks increasingly like we're on the cusp of higher ed's NCLB moment.
It looked to me like Clinton "won" the debate or, at least, that Trump managed to lose it.