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Will Old Teaching Tactics Work for Mobile Tech Revolution?

Will Old Teaching Tactics Work for Mobile Tech Revolution? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Tina Barseghian, Mind/Shift

 

Just a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school seemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous. 

But these days, it’s not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. It’s time to work.”

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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Have you heard of Goodhart’s Law? No? Then, how about “gaming the system,” which is what Goodhart’s Law describes? Eduardo Porter’s article, on the controversial issue of evaluating teachers with student test scores, describes how this law comes into play. It’s smart, and it will make you smarter. ● This week Fareed Zakaria writes that America’s obsession with STEM learning is “dangerously" narrow. Consider his reasons why learning humanities is as important to America’s excellence as learning STEM...

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Where are Teachers Really Paid Most?

Where are Teachers Really Paid Most? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
If you could choose any state to teach in, which would it be?
If you were faced with that decision, you would consider a variety of factors: Where your extended family is located, where your spouse could get a job and, of course, how much you would expect to be paid. But if money is the top priori
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Breast really is best

Breast really is best | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

from: The Economist

FOUR extra points of IQ, an extra year’s education and a significantly enhanced income at the age of 30. Those are the benefits of having been breast-fed,...

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Very interesting stats.

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In Education, Motivation Doesn't Matter

In Education, Motivation Doesn't Matter | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Engagement isn't necessarily a recipe for academic gains, suggests a new report on global education.
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Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Many articles appeared this week about “raising kids who read.” Why? Because Daniel T. Willingham’s most recently published book, with that very title, is getting great coverage. Stay current. ● When schools consider new education tech initiatives, parents can help their schools focus. How? With questions. Be ready with these. ● A recently published book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, by Robert Putnam, discusses why we should care about other people’s children. There's more to it than

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Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Did you notice the buzz last week about Pi Day? If ever you wanted to know why mathematicians get all mystical about Pi, here’s your chance. Steven Strogatz relates Pi to pulsing hearts, orbiting planets, and the breathing of a baby. Really. Start reading now. ● The smartest article this week is by Janet Napolitano. She addresses the “college is in crisis” theme that has momentum. In her article, there’s no hype--just facts, analysis, and a clear statement of the issues. ● New research published

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Week's Top Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Maybe you've heard that boys are falling behind girls in school. Or that girls are far behind boys in science and math. This week the spotlight is on the gender divides in education. Get the facts. ● How much do you know about sex education in America? Likely not much since what is taught gets determined locally. The CDC says that 47% of high school students have had sex. So this is a pertinent, not just political, topic. Read Jessica Lahey’s article for a perfect introduction. ● Are the...

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Girls Still Lag Behind Boys at Math, Study Finds

Girls Still Lag Behind Boys at Math, Study Finds | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Despite decades of global efforts to get more young women to study and pursue careers in math and science, girls still lag behind boys in terms of academic performance and career aspirations in STEM-related fields.
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If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.
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Science says the reason you can't remember someone's name is that you don't care enough

Science says the reason you can't remember someone's name is that you don't care enough | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
When you blank on a name, don't blame your brain. In most cases, it's you and your lack of interest.
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Should we stop making kids memorize times tables?

Should we stop making kids memorize times tables? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Stanford University's Jo Boaler says teachers and parents should stop using math flash cards, stop drilling kids in addition and multiplication and especially stop forcing students to do calculation
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Milestones: Is your child on track in school? | GreatKids : Milestones

Milestones: Is your child on track in school? | GreatKids : Milestones | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Milestones let you watch kids demonstrate success in reading, writing and math for grades K-5.
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Can we teach intelligence? - PsyPost

Can we teach intelligence? - PsyPost | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Hardly any other psychological concept is as important to us as intelligence. We want to make intelligent choices, be able to keep up an intelligent conver ...
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Rachel Benoit's curator insight, March 30, 4:27 PM

Seems obvious to us. What do you think? 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 31, 9:15 AM

Technology isn't the answer to everything.

Michael Ruzza's curator insight, April 5, 7:45 PM

This is essentially learning through play.

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Study: 60 Minutes of Homework is the Perfect Amount | Big Think

Study: 60 Minutes of Homework is the Perfect Amount | Big Think | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
How much homework should students do each night? One group of researcher says 70 minutes strikes the perfect balance.
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Go Ahead, Help Your Child Apply to College

Go Ahead, Help Your Child Apply to College | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Randye Hoder, New York Times

 

As a parent, you can’t escape the role of college-application Sherpa. Nor should you try.

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Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery

Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

Ten Disciplines of a Learner
We decided to continue the conversation on this topic at a faculty meeting. Several meetings later we had a new report card. We decided to give two grades and average them—one for “Learning,” the other for “Mastery.”

Sara might get an “F” in mastery and an “A” in learning, culminating in a “C” for the course. To be rigorous we picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”

1.     Asks questions

2.     Builds on other people’s ideas

3.     Uses mistakes as learning opportunities

4.     Takes criticism constructively

5.     Speaks up

6.     Welcomes a challenge

7.     Takes risks

8.     Listens with an openness to change

9.     Perseveres in tasks

10.   Decides when to lead and when to follow.


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 21, 9:57 AM

Love this examination of 'Disciplines of a Learner" that clearly distinguishes between master and learning. I think we should demonstrate greater value to the lifelong skill of learning .

Carv Wilson's curator insight, March 21, 10:01 AM

Like the questions.

 

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 22, 2:07 PM

Whether in school or the work place, we talk about measurable goals and objectives but most of us struggle to define how those goals or objectives might be measured. Now that's often because the goals and objectives aren't actually measurable, but it's mostly because we don't think through what we're actually asking students or employees to accomplish.  For students, success and progress can be measured when they see "that [their] learning, not [their] intelligence" matters. For  employees, success and progress can be measured in much the same way.

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Q&A: Raising Kids Who Want To Read

Q&A: Raising Kids Who Want To Read | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.
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Gender Gap in Education Cuts Both Ways

Gender Gap in Education Cuts Both Ways | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
A report from the O.E.C.D. revives an old debate about girls’ math abilities, while it raises questions about boys’ overall educational achievements.
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Boys are being outclassed by girls at both school and university, and the gap is widening

Boys are being outclassed by girls at both school and university, and the gap is widening | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
“IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school....
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Week's Top Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Of course parents want to protect the privacy of student data. Does that mean they impede technical progress in education? Here are two articles to inform you about that debate. ● You’ve heard that video games have a learning benefit, but your knowledge is vague. Read Peter Gray’s summary to get quickly familiar with the research. ● This week you can get smarter about the “school to prison pipeline.” Libby Nelson gives you the facts and bullet-points about school discipline policy. 

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Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

This week learn about learning to read. “English has 205 ways to spell 44 sounds.” That could make spelling complicated! Find out how kids’ brains change as they learn to read. It's about white matter. ● More on fixed and growth mindsets this week: professors in certain majors believe success in their fields requires “innate talent.” Alison Gopnik tells how the facts don’t support their bias. ● In education this week, the question is: Are kindergarten common core standards developmentally appro

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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

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Getty Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple
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Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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The learning opportunity this week is about memory, or more accurately, false memory. Why corral 3 articles on this? Because you’re more likely to remember the concept in the context of Brian Williams' #misremeberings. ● You already know how important it is to read to your kids. Even so, don't miss the post by Doug Lemov, author of the best-seller “Teach Like a Champion.” His reasons why reading aloud matters will inspire and motivate you. Now, what to read aloud? Any Newbery winner is a slam-dunk...

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