Blake Harvard

Teacher – James Clemens High School, Madison, AL


Learning Strategies in the Classroom

As evidence-based practices are quite rare in the US, I would like to talk from the prospective of an educator who actively uses researched/proven learning strategies in the classroom. I would like to discuss the following:
-how I incorporate learning strategies in my lessons (retrieval practice, spaced practice, dual coding, etc.)
-Improvements I have seen in both 1) test scores and 2) study/practice habits with my students.
-Students improved attitude toward studying/practicing because they have seen the research and see its worth.
-Research on combining learning strategies for possible further improvement in retention of material.


B. S. and M. Ed. from University of Montevallo
11 years of teaching
Currently teaching AP Psychology
APA Affiliate Member