Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Teachers often ask youngsters to learn in ways that exceed even adult-sized attention spans - The Hechinger Report

Teachers often ask youngsters to learn in ways that exceed even adult-sized attention spans - The Hechinger Report | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Distracted students are the bane of teachers. In surveys, teachers complain about students walking around the classroom, talking with peers, staring at the walls and fidgeting with their clothes — anything but paying attention to the lesson or the task at hand. Teachers are crying out for help to keep kids on task, but student …
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I instruct hockey coaches in coaches clinics. I suggest several things to help them deal with this issue. First, with young children have a number of adults helping you. Second,  with young children keep instructions short and use demonstrations. A picture is worth a thousands words. Third, create lots of variety in one practice and repeat over several practices. They are young so 5-7 minutes can be a long time. Last, keep them active in tasks you want them to complete.

Hockey coaches get it, but teachers and administrators don't.
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Why should we design student interactions for diverse cohorts into our learning and teaching? | HE Academy

Why should we design student interactions for diverse cohorts into our learning and teaching? | HE Academy | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Our student cohorts are becoming increasingly diverse: in their backgrounds, their experiences, their characteristics, their modes of study etc 


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It is unfortunate the title uses the word design. Teachers do not design student intereactions. John Dewey proposed teachers create environments where meaningful social interactions and dialogue occur. This is what the article is getting at and is excellent in that sense.
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