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We use these short blog pieces to highlight some aspects of learning science and leadership skills that you can digest in five minutes or less.


Retrieval Practice Consistently Benefits Student Learning: a Systematic Review of Applied Research in Schools and Classrooms

User G. Rabalais   calendarMarch 15, 2022

If you have heard me speak, I always refer to my favorite cognitive scientist, Dr. Pooja Agarwal. Dr. Agarwal is known for her research on retrieval practice and her website retrievalpractice.org. She and colleagues have recently published a review article on the benefits of retrieval practice for learnersAs a reminder, the definition of retrieval practice is when the learner actively attempts to recall or recognize and then reconstruct their memory of knowledge during the learning process.

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What's in a name? The difference between a mentor, consultant, and coach

User G. Rabalais   calendarJanuary 31, 2022

Have you ever been asked by a faculty colleague for advice because you are either in a formal leadership role (division chief, department chair, dean, medical director, etc.), or because you are a senior faculty member and respected clinician This request could be for career planning advice, the development of a line of research, becoming a more effective leader,a clinical problem with a challenging patient, or a current problem they are facing at work

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Am I really Listening?

User G. Rabalais   calendarJanuary 27, 2022

I have listening on my mind this week. First, we are preparing for an upcoming LIAM session, Difficult Conversations for Productive Outcomes, where listening is key. Secondly, I have just started an executive coaching training program, and I am reminded that listening skills are critically important to be effective as an executive coach...

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Resource Spotlight: Linkedin Learning & Blinkist

User G. Rabalais   calendarDecember 14, 2021

The University of Louisville partners with LinkedIn Learning for new, on-demand content. LinkedIn Learning is an industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics...

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How Do You Create and Nurture a Growth Mindset?

User G. Rabalais   calendar November 16, 2021

A recent publication from the Growth Institute brings into focus some practical strategies for developing a growth mindset. This blog post is adapted from that article....

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The Treatment May Surprise You

User G. Rabalais   calendar August 20, 2019

What do sick patients need from their doctors in times of uncertainty, stress, and vulnerability? After 32 years as a faculty member at the University of Louisville School of Medicine...

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"Faculty Feed" - HSC's New Blog!

User G. Rabalais, S. Saner   calendar August 14, 2019

Have you had occasion to wonder why you chose to become a faculty member in one of our four health sciences schools at the University of Louisville? What attracted you to this...

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