Retrieval,workload and pedagogical content knowledge

A Chemical Orthodoxy

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I’m really chuffed at the number of people who have got in touch to say they are using retrieval roulettes and that they are willing to share theirs. I use one in 90% of my lessons and in my opinion there are many benefits:

  1. It’s a great starter as not only is it a settling activity, but it’s actually beneficial to student memory, unlike other common starters (codebreakers and wordsearches: I’m looking at you).
  2. You also have the opportunity to destroy learned helplessness in your classes. You can give students the entire roulette (and I do), guaranteeing that with a little elbow grease they can score 100% in a test every lesson. For students who day in, day out, struggle with work and fail to access large parts of their studies, the motivational effects here can be huge.
  3. As above, I regularly send the roulette home via email to…

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