A Teacher Tells Why She's Quitting Valley News Here's one answer to that question from an e-mail by a veteran seventh-grade language arts teacher in Frederick, Md., who says she is quitting because of what she considers students who don't work,...
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While it is impossible to know all of the reasons, there is no doubt that learning to listen and talk is an extremely important way to broaden knowledge, enhance understanding and build community. Perhaps this is why the core standards in English-language arts include an important emphasis on developing speaking and listening, the basic tools for conversation. This eight tips can be used regularly to help students learn good conversational skills.
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process. (A great infographic on learning theories, including the role of connectivism!
"Every year, intellectual impresario and Edge editor John Brockman summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works orthe best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on the most ambitious quest yet, a meta-exploration of thought itself:Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction (public library) collects short essays and lecture adaptations from such celebrated and wide-ranging (though not in gender) minds as Daniel Dennett, Jonathan Haidt, Dan Gilbert, and Timothy Wilson, covering subjects as diverse as morality, essentialism, and the adolescent brain.
One of the most provocative contributions comes from Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman — author of the indispensable Thinking, Fast and Slow, one of the best psychology books of 2012 — who examines “the marvels and the flaws of intuitive thinking.”
Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research is a research area operating within the context of MATRIX. WIDE’s maintains its historical focus on creating new knowledge about digital communication, and we remain committed to results that have impact via academic literatures and via more public outcomes, such as events, performances, and software.
We need to be experts at pedagogy. We are also asking teachers to make the shift while opening their classroom doors and student rosters so that their colleagues can share the load. This is a cultural adjustment that can be ...
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone. Here's Edutopia's guide to resources that will help you make sense of it all.
If the bill were in place this year, it would mean as many as 36,663 children would have to repeat the third-grade because they scored at the bottom two levels of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program exam in fall 2012.
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