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Introduction 1 1 Discover the Power Behind Power Tools 9 2 Build a Foundation with Retrieval Practice 25 3 Empower Teaching with Retrieval Practice Strategies 55 4 Energize Learning with Spacing and Interleaving 93 5 Engage Students with Feedback-Driven Metacognition 123 6 Combine Power Tools and Harness Your Toolbox 153 7 Keeping It Real: Use Power Tools to Tackle Challenges, Not Add to Them 179 8 Foster a Supportive Environment: Use Power Tools to Reduce Anxiety and Strengthen Community 205 9 Spark Conversations with Students About the Science of Learning 227 10 Spark Conversations with Parents About the Science of Learning 265 11 Powerful Professional Development for Teachers and Leaders 279 12 Do It Yourself Retrieval Guide 303 Conclusion Unleash the Science of Learning 327 Acknowledgments 329 Name Index 331 Subject Index 335

About the Author

POOJA K. AGARWAL, PHD, is a cognitive scientist, conducting research on how students learn since 2005. She is an Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, teaching psychological science to exceptional undergraduate musicians. Her research has been published in leading journals; highlighted by The New York Times and Education Week; and recognized by the National Science Foundation. Her love of learning formed at the outset of her career as a 4th and 5th grade teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. PATRICE M. BAIN, EdS, is a veteran K 12 educator, author, and speaker. As a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year and a Fulbright Scholar in Europe, she has been featured in popular press, including NOVA and Scientific American. Patrice co-authored an essential practice guide for educators, Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning, in collaboration with the Institute of Education Sciences. powerfulteaching.org

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