"Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment. Here are 35 critical thinking strategies, straight from the mind of Sigmund Freud." | by Sara Briggs
As they grow older, children are bombarded with images and sound bytes at every turn as they access media. Within media are messages that underscore a gender binary– society’s established norms for masculinity and femininity. Establishing a dialogue with your child and helping them to sort through the barrage of mixed messages is critical as children will will form their own social identity with or without you. Establishing and modeling a healthy mindset around gender identity early on may be the most critical action parents can take in their child’s gender identity formation.
danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and she’s made it available as a free PDF. On her website she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could.
Despite the wealth of “how to” books out there, parenting isn’t easy. It seems that despite our best efforts, there are times when we become the obstacle in our children’s lives as they gain knowledge through experience, trial and error, and not through our well thought out, detailed and well-intentioned pep talks.
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
n the past, teachers gave life to learning for generations of students — no different than today. But they were operating in an environment of scarcity that would make today’s teachers cringe (and they do, every time the Internet is down for more than just a short while). As the information available and our ability to access it increases, this new economy of information is transforming the practice of teaching and the roles of both teacher and student.
1. You made me a better teacher. There are students who make our job rather easy and some who challenge us to create new methods in order to attain shared success. Thank those students who presented you with challenges and inspired you to grow professionally.