Learning Matters

Prof. Carol Dweck, standing before audience in Barnum Center
Jun 4, 2014
Why praising students as "smart" can harm their learning, and what to do instead.
1 Asian male, 2 Caucasian female undergrads studying outdoors; bikes, grass in background
Jun 1, 2014
After a bad grade on a test, students often want to forget about it. How do you get them to reflect on what they did so they can improve?
Students solving problems in class, inverted bicycles
May 23, 2014
Is active learning measurably better? Carl Wieman commented on the recent PNAS paper on active learning in a Scientific American interview.
Apr 3, 2014
Have you considered how your students’ identities influence how they experience your teaching? A recent panel session at Stanford discussed how identity, motivation, and stereotype threat impact learning.
Onemale student, smiling, explaining to another, both seated in lecture hall
Oct 8, 2013
The two-stage exam is a relatively simple way to introduce collaborative learning and formative assessment into an exam.
Male and female undergrads sitting in lecture, listening
Sep 18, 2013
I was recently talking with a new faculty member who was about to start teaching a first year physics course.
A view of the Hobbit Hole (photo courtesy of Zach Brown)
Jun 12, 2013
The Hobbit Hole is, as Zach Brown, a PhD student in Environmental Earth System Science, would say, a very special place.
Lisa McNair and Helen Chen, P2P program leaders.
May 29, 2013
Portfolio to Professoriate (P2P) is a pilot program that launched this spring quarter at Stanford. P2P at Stanford, led by Dr. Helen L.
Students sitting outdoors in the Quad
Apr 30, 2013
Wise Interventions with Prof. Greg Walton


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