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A data-driven argument to reduce testing in schools

A data-driven argument to reduce testing in schools | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
The U.S. is off to a bad start when it comes to using data to improve schools, concludes a National Education Policy Center October 2013 report entitled Data Driven Improvement and Accountability by Andy Hargreaves and Henry Braun of Boston College.
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For parents learning about learning and education

(Teachers, please share this with the parents in your schools. Thanks!)
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Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents

Week's Best Articles on Learning and Education, for Parents | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Here are nine questions for you this week. Are parents being guilted over children’s screen time? ● Should you let your kid use Snapchat? ● How can you tell if an app is really educational? ● How much help do teachers expect parents to provide their kids on school projects? ● Could you be confused about what a growth mindset really is? ● Do you know how the “testing effect” works? ● Does comparing U.S. and Chinese scores on international tests mislead parents? ● Are you familiar with the new college rankings...

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Students Who Play Well Do Better in School

Students Who Play Well Do Better in School | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Education does not stop when recess begins.
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Clues to your personality appeared before you could talk

Clues to your personality appeared before you could talk | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Long before you could express yourself with words, you were giving away the signs of your adult temperament. Christian Jarrett explains how.
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Our misguided effort to close the achievement gap is creating a new inequality: The ‘play’ gap

Our misguided effort to close the achievement gap is creating a new inequality: The ‘play’ gap | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
"Too much education policy has been written by those who don’t know how young children develop and learn."
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Is Our Faulty Memory Really So Bad?

Is Our Faulty Memory Really So Bad? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Our memory and our cognitive capabilities are obviously flawed. But the system generally works pretty well: In fact, we couldn't function without it.
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Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The very myriad of activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between them, is likely making you very tired. When w
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How Standardized Tests Are Scored (Hint: Humans Are Involved)

How Standardized Tests Are Scored (Hint: Humans Are Involved) | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
We know very little about what goes into standardized tests, who really designs them and how they're scored. Take a peek into the nation's largest test-scoring facility.
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Do Reading Logs Ruin Reading?

Do Reading Logs Ruin Reading? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Rather than creating a new generation of pleasure-readers, forcing kids to keep track of their reading time can turn it into a chore.
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Practice Makes Possible: What We Learn By Studying Amazing Kids

Practice Makes Possible: What We Learn By Studying Amazing Kids | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
In the age-old fight between hard work and talent, researcher Anders Ericsson says it's no contest. Practice wins the day.
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Skills for a changing world

Skills for a changing world | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
How can we best prepare children for success in their lives and livelihoods? In a new paper, Rebecca Winthrop and Eileen McGivney explain that recognizing the world’s constant evolution is key to preparing children for the rapid change in technology, increasing interconnectedness, and new forms employment.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 30, 9:56 AM

Obviously, in education, we are going to have to change both the content and way we educate our young.  Are we getting with these changes in our schools fast enough? -Lon

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To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Adults can be taught to create an environment for success.
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Paying Students May Raise Test Scores, But The Lesson Is Not Over

Paying Students May Raise Test Scores, But The Lesson Is Not Over | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
A research finding may have implications for attaching stakes to standardized tests. It also brings up questions about motivation — for tomorrow's test and for the rest of the students' education.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 21, 9:18 AM
This might be true if the only motives are extrinsic. But, what if learning were the motive? What if students enjoyed coming to school and learning? What if teachers were able to share their passion with others in meaningful and uplifting ways?
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How Much Do Parents Matter?

How Much Do Parents Matter? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
“Parents in every culture at a given moment think they’re doing the optimal thing for their kids.”
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Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve, by Adam Grant

Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve, by Adam Grant | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Turning college into a zero-sum game hurts their chances of succeeding after graduation.
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Bill Gates thinks this should be the future of education

Bill Gates thinks this should be the future of education | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
In a blog post, Bill Gates explores personalized learning.

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Adele Taylor's curator insight, August 31, 6:01 PM
Is this the answer to better education in schools?
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, September 2, 7:47 AM
Lucid post, presenting interesting tendencies. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Deanna Mascle's curator insight, September 2, 9:43 AM
Bill Gates needs to spend more time with #NWP teachers
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What Your Brain Looks Like When It Solves a Math Problem

What Your Brain Looks Like When It Solves a Math Problem | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Researchers demonstrated a method for reconstructing how the brain moves from understanding a problem to solving it.
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Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? Or perhaps all of them? There are activities and summer camps galore to fill children’s time and supply much needed childcare when kids are out of school. But psychologists and child development experts suggest that over-schedulin
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Silly Talk Directed at Infants May Be More Educational than Imagined | New Research from Rutgers University

Silly Talk Directed at Infants May Be More Educational than Imagined | New Research from Rutgers University | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
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Why We Need More Boredom in Our Lives

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CrashCourse Video Lessons

CrashCourse Video Lessons | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel: Hank Green teaches you Anatomy & Physiology; Phil Plait teaches you Astronomy; Craig Benzine teaches you U.S. Government and Politics; Adriene Hill and Jacob Clifford teach you Economics.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 31, 1:30 AM

This is a great video channel on YouTube that has loads of short animated and entertaining videos about a wide range of topics. Great for exploiting as learning content in online courses.

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 31, 4:26 AM
Nice resources for any one who needs crash courses :-)

Anthoula Vasiliou's curator insight, June 9, 2:53 PM
Said to be great for online courses
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15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights on how to prep for exams and boost your academic achievements in general.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 12:49 AM

Some interesting and useful insights.

Character Minutes's curator insight, June 29, 11:33 AM
Some new data out there plus a good reminder of what we know will students!

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Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement

Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Children acquire knowledge by acting and then reflecting on their experiences, but such opportunities are increasingly rare in school.
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How Kids Learn Resilience

How Kids Learn Resilience | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Paul Tough


In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.

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