Overcoming the Knowing-Doing Gap: Moving from a Good Idea to Action

Credit: iStock.com/Andrii Yalanskyi
Credit: iStock.com/Andrii Yalanskyi
Most professors love to learn. Our bookshelves are full of books, our inboxes full of newsletters, and our files (paper or electronic) full of possibilities! Each one contains excellent resources, techniques, and ideas we plan to try someday. But for many of us, someday doesn’t come. We are tired at the end of the semester and never quite get around to implementing these new ideas. We learn about new strategies aligned with cognitive science, trauma-informed pedagogy, or our disciplines. Still, many of these ideas don’t make it into our classrooms or syllabi to help our students learn and grow.

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