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This Is What the New SAT Will Be Like

This Is What the New SAT Will Be Like | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Julia Ryan, The Atlantic

 

The exam overhauls the way it tests vocabulary, reading, writing, and math.

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For some reason, the media consider the changes to the SAT a BIG news item.  Here's just one take.

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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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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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Did the Country’s Best High School Claim Its Crown Thanks to Its Late Start Time?

Did the Country’s Best High School Claim Its Crown Thanks to Its Late Start Time? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, U.S. News and World Report released its annual public high-school rankings, with the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas earning
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Sorry, You Can’t Speed Read

Sorry, You Can’t Speed Read | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Don’t be fooled by courses or digital technologies that promise otherwise.
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Using Fingers to Count in Math Class Is Not 'Babyish'

Using Fingers to Count in Math Class Is Not 'Babyish' | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Evidence from brain science suggests that far from being “babyish,” the technique is essential for mathematical achievement.
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Learning to Code vs. Coding to Learn (Michael Trucano)

Learning to Code vs. Coding to Learn (Michael Trucano) | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Should we teach coding in schools? What does ‘coding’ mean in our context? Who should teach it, and who should learn it – a certain few, or everyone? Can we afford to do this do? (Conversely, given that our neighbors and competitors are doing this, can we afford not to do this?) Are we interested in making sure more kids ‘learn to code’ and then stop there, or is it more about developing the skills that would help students eventually ‘code to learn’?
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How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn

How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn by Justin Chando To tell a student “great job”or "this need
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When Teachers Highlight Gender, Kids Pick Up Stereotypes

When Teachers Highlight Gender, Kids Pick Up Stereotypes | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
When preschool teachers call attention to gender in any way, kids pick up on it.
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Why Aren't There More Podcasts for Kids?

Why Aren't There More Podcasts for Kids? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Kids learn from podcasts, so why aren’t adults making more for them?
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College Board gave SAT tests that it knew had been compromised in Asia

College Board gave SAT tests that it knew had been compromised in Asia | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Leaks of the SAT have been far more pervasive than acknowledged, documents show. The new SAT is vulnerable to a security hole that's widely exploited in Asia.
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The research is clear on elementary homework

The research is clear on elementary homework | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one
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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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Uncovering the Stark Disparities Behind School Money

Uncovering the Stark Disparities Behind School Money | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Podcast: NPR reporter Cory Turner details his investigation into school spending inequities.
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9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong

9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
A new national survey shows a huge disconnect between parent perceptions and student performance.
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Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.
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Every US citizen should know about this.  This can be fixed.
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Why the baby brain can learn two languages at the same time

Why the baby brain can learn two languages at the same time | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Research shows babies begin to learn language sounds before they're even born. What about babies who hear two languages from birth? Can a baby brain specialize in two languages?

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Peter Rettig's curator insight, April 15, 8:15 PM

Yes and we are glad that we raised our children bi-lingual right from the start - against much advice to the contrary...

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Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck

Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Examples of a false growth mindset include praising effort over progress, affirming students' potential without enabling them, and blaming their mindset instead of refocusing it.
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Don't grade schools on character skills: Some “character skills” underlying school misbehavior can be valuable to careers.

Don't grade schools on character skills: Some “character skills” underlying school misbehavior can be valuable to careers. | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Nicholas Papageorge responds to Angela Duckworth's recent New York Times op-ed which raises important concerns about the dangers associated with attaching consequences to school children’s development of character skills. While the concerns are valid, he argues the critique overlooks an additional feature of such skills that raises serious doubts about the utility of uniformly penalizing or rewarding schools for the development of students’ non-cognitive skills.
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Rejected by Colleges, SAT and ACT Gain High School Acceptance

Rejected by Colleges, SAT and ACT Gain High School Acceptance | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Both testing companies have pushed into the market for federally required tests in public schools, offering them even to students who do not plan to go to college.
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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Teachers are trying to get students to slow down and take note of how and why they are thinking and to see thinking as an action they are taking. But two other core components of metacognition often get left out of these discussions — monitoring thinking and directing thinking.

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Well worth reading.

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These Schools Are Refusing to Throw Out Arts Education in Favor of Test Prep

These Schools Are Refusing to Throw Out Arts Education in Favor of Test Prep | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
In an age when public education has become synonymous with high-stakes exams, an inner-city charter-school network is using culture and creative expression to teach the Common Core standards.
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The end of “no excuses” education reform? - The Hechinger Report

The end of “no excuses” education reform? - The Hechinger Report | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

“A mistake that we made was the assumption that schools were not successful because they weren’t well run, or they weren’t well organized, or that teachers weren’t trained and supported,” he says in an interview at Mastery’s headquarters in a wing of a struggling middle school the charter chain took over in 2007. “That may … be true.” But, he adds, “our communities face lots of barriers and problems – kids in trauma – that need to be addressed if we’re going to be successful.”

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7 Counterproductive Learning Habits and How to Fix Them

7 Counterproductive Learning Habits and How to Fix Them | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
At some point in our lives, we’ve all practiced some counterproductive learning habits. We’ve sabotaged ourselves without realizing it, and found ourselves stuck. There have been failures we believe have defined our potential. We’ve obsessed over perfect solutions and singular pathways. In frustrated moments we’ve refused help from others, thinking acceptance means weakness. We’ve done this as teachers, students, friends, and parents.


These are not crimes; they’re part of what makes us human. Our counterproductive learning habits usually come from what we observe and hear. We pick things up as children from well-intentioned adults in our lives. In addition, the experiences of others constantly unfold right in front of us. We observe actively, and we remember.


Eventually we come to believe that what we see is how things are, and that it never changes. We know now that this doesn’t have to be the case. We know now that we can create our own experiences. Let’s make them good ones when it comes to learning.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 


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Parent Cortical Mass's insight:
At some point in our lives, we’ve all practiced some counterproductive learning habits. We’ve sabotaged ourselves without realizing it, and found ourselves stuck. There have been failures we believe have defined our potential. We’ve obsessed over perfect solutions and singular pathways. In frustrated moments we’ve refused help from others, thinking acceptance means weakness. We’ve done this as teachers, students, friends, and parents.


These are not crimes; they’re part of what makes us human. Our counterproductive learning habits usually come from what we observe and hear. We pick things up as children from well-intentioned adults in our lives. In addition, the experiences of others constantly unfold right in front of us. We observe actively, and we remember.


Eventually we come to believe that what we see is how things are, and that it never changes. We know now that this doesn’t have to be the case. We know now that we can create our own experiences. Let’s make them good ones when it comes to learning.

 

Leartn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

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At some point in our lives, we’ve all practiced some counterproductive learning habits. We’ve sabotaged ourselves without realizing it, and found ourselves stuck. There have been failures we believe have defined our potential. We’ve obsessed over perfect solutions and singular pathways. In frustrated moments we’ve refused help from others, thinking acceptance means weakness. We’ve done this as teachers, students, friends, and parents.


These are not crimes; they’re part of what makes us human. Our counterproductive learning habits usually come from what we observe and hear. We pick things up as children from well-intentioned adults in our lives. In addition, the experiences of others constantly unfold right in front of us. We observe actively, and we remember.


Eventually we come to believe that what we see is how things are, and that it never changes. We know now that this doesn’t have to be the case. We know now that we can create our own experiences. Let’s make them good ones when it comes to learning.

 

Leartn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, March 31, 1:36 PM
At some point in our lives, we’ve all practiced some counterproductive learning habits. We’ve sabotaged ourselves without realizing it, and found ourselves stuck. There have been failures we believe have defined our potential. We’ve obsessed over perfect solutions and singular pathways. In frustrated moments we’ve refused help from others, thinking acceptance means weakness. We’ve done this as teachers, students, friends, and parents.


These are not crimes; they’re part of what makes us human. Our counterproductive learning habits usually come from what we observe and hear. We pick things up as children from well-intentioned adults in our lives. In addition, the experiences of others constantly unfold right in front of us. We observe actively, and we remember.


Eventually we come to believe that what we see is how things are, and that it never changes. We know now that this doesn’t have to be the case. We know now that we can create our own experiences. Let’s make them good ones when it comes to learning.

 

Leartn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

JunoPark's curator insight, April 2, 3:45 AM
At some point in our lives, we’ve all practiced some counterproductive learning habits. We’ve sabotaged ourselves without realizing it, and found ourselves stuck. There have been failures we believe have defined our potential. We’ve obsessed over perfect solutions and singular pathways. In frustrated moments we’ve refused help from others, thinking acceptance means weakness. We’ve done this as teachers, students, friends, and parents.


These are not crimes; they’re part of what makes us human. Our counterproductive learning habits usually come from what we observe and hear. We pick things up as children from well-intentioned adults in our lives. In addition, the experiences of others constantly unfold right in front of us. We observe actively, and we remember.


Eventually we come to believe that what we see is how things are, and that it never changes. We know now that this doesn’t have to be the case. We know now that we can create our own experiences. Let’s make them good ones when it comes to learning.

 

Leartn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/