All posts tagged: Procedural Knowledge

Tutuorial Teaching­ Part I

A few posts ago,  I talked about how teaching procedural knowledge was important. As I was assessing my students today, I realized that I failed to scaffold the procedural knowledge part with visuals, lists, and modeling. By the end of my third time teaching that lesson, my board was covered with instructions and models to help my students become more familiar with the expectations; but it still wasn’t enough. This led me on a 2 hour YouTube binge where I procrastinated until stumbling upon a eureka moment. There are a lot of things that we can learn from professional YouTubers when it comes to procedural knowledge. Once I realized that procedural knowledge teaching is basically making a tutorial, I started taking notes on the best tutorials I could find to see what I could learn. This is what I found. The first thing I noticed is that YouTube has a huge advantage over teachers in that in videos you can scrub back and forth if you miss something or don’t understand. This is super important for our …

Using types of knowledge as a building block in lessons

One thing that I took away from last year, was the use of different learning types. When I first read those words, learning types, my mind immediately drove to my experience in philosophy classes. Thankfully, I don’t have to go back to epistemology. The next thing I thought about and wanted to stay away from, was learning styles. Side note; learning styles are absolutely unproven pseudoscience. In fact, when it was tested, people were completely inaccurate in judging their own style (that didn’t exist) and were found to be in a balance of each “learning style” that was dependent upon what was being taught. Anyways, this theme about types of knowledge seems to be resonating with me lately. In the last post I talked directly about using one type, without mentioning what that was because I didn’t even think about it. In fact, most of the time we don’t think about it. And I’m talking about procedural knowledge. The how part of how we gather our information. When it comes to setting daily goals, especially …