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If students can’t write, how can they learn?

If students can’t write, how can they learn? | Education |
A few D.C. schools are testing a strategy for improving language skills.

Via Charles Tiayon
Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 2, 2013 4:24 AM

When I started tutoring students in writing at a high-poverty D.C. public high school this year, I was prepared to run into some problems. I knew it was hard for an overworked teacher with a class of 25 or 30 students to engage in the kind of one-on-one work that teaching writing often requires. That’s why I volunteered to help.

Still, I was shocked by what I found. Even though I’ve generally worked with the school’s higher-performing students, I’ve encountered some who aren’t familiar with terms such as “subject” and “verb.” A number don’t know why “Although I read the book” isn’t a complete sentence.

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Pictures Help Students Understand Math

Pictures Help Students Understand Math | Education |
How can pictures help students understand math? It seems that there are some hurdles set up in math education like math anxiety, and the push to learn material (...)

Via Mel Riddile
Esther Kang's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:52 AM

This article talks about how pictures can help students get rid of some anxiety about math. That is because pictures will help with mathematical imagery, and that is what's missing for students.  They cannot grasp the concepts easily because they cannot picture how it relates to anything in life.  This concept relates to why we use manipulatives in class.  In my first grade class, we always encourage students to use all kinds of counters because those help students to be less stressful.  Manipulatives can help students transfer the possible stress that they have to do all the math inside their heads to the manipulatives so they can do it easily.  I will definitely use more pictures and manipulatives in my future classroom. 

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5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students

5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students | Education |

"When we hear the word genius, certain people come immediately to mind—Albert Einstein in mathematics, or Warren Buffett in investing—but what exactly sets these people apart?

It’s easy to simply shrug and say to ourselves, “Those people are just different.  They have something most people don’t, and it’s as simple as that.”

But the steps taken to arrive at a place of genius are actually more concrete, and have less to do with innate talent, than you might think.

When it comes to cultivating intelligence, mindset is a huge factor..."

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:34 PM

Learn about the characteristics of genius in this post as well as five strategies to create a growth mindset in children. Two are listed below:

* Perseverance

* Praise the process, not the person

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:35 PM

I love this! Help your students discover their inner genius. Thanks Beth