Marsha Lovett: How Learning Works Video Summary
Marsha Lovett is the co-writer for the book How Learning Works: The Seven Research Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Marsha discusses each of the seven principles through various examples and audience based questions. The seven principles that Marsha discusses are:
1.) How Does Students' Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning?
2.) How Does the Way Students Organize Knowledge Affect Their Learning?
3.) What Factors Motivate Students to Learn?
4.) How Do Students Develop Mastery?
5.) What Kinds of Practice and Feedback Enhance Learning?
6.) Why Do Students Development and Course Climate Matter for Student Learning?
7.) How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners?
The seven principles that Marsha discusses are effective strategies that instructors need to be aware of when teaching in the classroom. The strategies are not only for beginning instructors, but also senior instructors who need to be aware as to why some strategies work year after year. The book and video are great tools for an everyday teacher to use as a reference throughout their day to day teaching.