Lindsay Portnoy, PhD, is a cognitive scientist working to translate research-based practices in teaching and learning to improve curriculum, assessment, and the intentional integration of emerging practices and tools to support all learners. A former public school teacher, Portnoy has spent nearly two decades working in preK–12, higher ed, and informal educational settings. She is an Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Education and is cofounder and chief learning officer at Killer Snails.
LINDSAY PORTNOY: We have this dichotomy in the land of education whereby we have all of this beautiful research; we have decades, if not centuries, of research on how people learn — which is ultimately cognitive science. And then we have the applied