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What Does Science Tell Us About Teaching Kids to Think?

What Does Science Tell Us About Teaching Kids to Think? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Daniel Willingham, The Atlantic

 

One thing seems certain: Just giving out more writing assignments won't do the trick.

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For Poor Schoolchildren, a Poverty of Words

For Poor Schoolchildren, a Poverty of Words | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

Ginia Bellafante, New York Times

 

This article talks about "Word Deficit" as well as the work of Hart and Risley and the 32 Million word gap.  E.D. Hirsch is quoted, referring to the deficit, in his debunking of Paul Tough's new book, How Children Succeed.

 

[PCM Topics, Informal Learning, Language Dancing, and Background Knowledge]

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Commuting: One of the Laws of Multiplication, Explained by Steven Strogatz

Commuting: One of the Laws of Multiplication, Explained by Steven Strogatz | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Steven Strogatz, Scientific American

 

"Every decade or so a new approach to teaching math comes along and creates fresh opportunities for parents to feel inadequate...These humbling sessions have prompted me to revisit multiplication from scratch. And it’s actually quite subtle, once you start to think about it.

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A struggling school, a bitter fight and no tidy Hollywood ending in sight

A struggling school, a bitter fight and no tidy Hollywood ending in sight | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Natasha Lindstrom Hechinger Report

 

Won't Back Down "makes it look a lot easier than it really is,” said Diaz, who started drumming up support to overhaul her local public school more than a year ago. “It definitely didn’t happen by just one mom wanting change.”...

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Rethinking What Leads to Success in Education

Rethinking What Leads to Success in Education | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Greg Toppo, USA Today

 

After failed education policies for decades, scientists, economists and educators looking at roles optimism, perseverance and grit play.

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The Movie Teachers' Unions Hate, but Everyone Else Should Appreciate

The Movie Teachers' Unions Hate, but Everyone Else Should Appreciate | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Chris Feliciano Arnold, The Atlantic

 

Almost 25 years after Stand and Deliver, students in our poorest schools are still more likely to end up in poverty or prison than graduate from college. Yet here we are, still relying on movies to drive the public debate about education. At least Won't Back Down redefines the problem: It's not that some neighborhoods are too rough, it's that too many neighborhoods don't have the schools they deserve.

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Diane Ravitch (Part 1) Talks School Reform and the "Testing Vampire"

Diane Ravitch (Part 1) Talks School Reform and the "Testing Vampire" | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Abby Rapoport, The American Prospect

 

In this interview (Part 1) Diane Ravtich talks about what's happening in Texas, NCLB, over-testing, Democrat and Republican positions on education, the common core, public education vs privatization, and more....

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Diane Ravitch (Part 2) on the Effort to Destroy Public Ed

Diane Ravitch (Part 2) on the Effort to Destroy Public Ed | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Abbby Rapoport, The American Prospect

 

Part 2 of the Prospect's interview with the former Assistant Secretary of Education...

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Should Kids Learn to Code in Grade School?

Should Kids Learn to Code in Grade School? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

By Sheena Vaidyanathan, Mind/Shift

 

Deep into the digital age, the need for everyone to understand and learn programming is becoming more and more apparent.

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Parent Trigger Laws: Why It's Better to Embrace Collaboration

Parent Trigger Laws: Why It's Better to Embrace Collaboration | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Anne O'Brien, Edutopia

 

Parent trigger laws have been attracting a lot of attention of lately. But for all the talk on parent trigger laws, there is little consensus around them.

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Brain Rules: New Brain Rules for Baby Videos

Brain Rules: New Brain Rules for Baby Videos | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by John Medina, Brain Rules

 

We are excited for you to meet Brainy Baby, who shares parenting wisdom from Brain Rules for Baby in these 60-second videos.

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Gifted Students Deserve More Opportunities

Gifted Students Deserve More Opportunities | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Chester Finn, New York Times

 

Public education’s neglect of high-ability students imperils the country’s future supply of scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.

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3 Reasons Why Americans Ignore Gifted Children

3 Reasons Why Americans Ignore Gifted Children | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Dr. Jonathan Wai, The Creativity Post

 

Chester E. Finn Jr. of The Fordham Institute recently wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times titled "Young, Gifted, and Neglected." But why do many Americans neglect gifted children? In this article, I explore some potential reasons.

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The Writing Revolution

The Writing Revolution | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Peg Tyre, The Atlantic

 

In the coming months, the conversation about the importance of formal writing instruction and its place in a public-school curriculum—­the conversation that was central to changing the culture at New Dorp—will spread throughout the nation.

 

Over the next two school years, 46 states will align themselves with the Common Core State Standards. For the first time, elementary-­school students—­who today mostly learn writing by constructing personal narratives, memoirs, and small works of fiction—will be required to write informative and persuasive essays.

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Testing Aids Memory in a Variety of Ways

Testing Aids Memory in a Variety of Ways | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Rick Nauert, Ph.D., Psych Central News

 

Across the country a high-stakes debate rages on the value of educational testing to measure student achievement.

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Do kids really learn from failure? Why conventional wisdom may be wrong

Do kids really learn from failure? Why conventional wisdom may be wrong | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Alfie Kohn, Washington Post

 

...there’s reason to doubt the popular claim that kids have too little experience with failure. Or that more such experience would be good for them. What is clear is that the very environments that play up the importance of doing well make it even less likely that doing poorly will have any beneficial effect.

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What is the 'Parent Trigger?'

What is the 'Parent Trigger?' | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

What is the Parent Trigger? What makes it so controversial? Here are 14 articles to help you get informed. Reference, News, Opinions.

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Know the 4 Education Buzzwords Gaining Recognition

Know the 4 Education Buzzwords Gaining Recognition | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Natalie Singer-Velush, ParentMap

 

Four new buzzwords gaining recognition in parenting and education circles are: social and emotional learning; executive function (discussed by Paul Tough in the book How Children Succeed; serve and return, studied with infant brain imaging at...

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"Won't Back Down": Why This Education Movie Matters

"Won't Back Down": Why This Education Movie Matters | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Andrew Rotherham, Time

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal's decision to star in a schmaltzy takedown of teachers unions just might move education reform into the mainstream...

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What Is This App Doing To My Kid’s Brain?

What Is This App Doing To My Kid’s Brain? | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Anya Kamenetz, Fast Co.Exist

 

"Parents tend to think: 'If my kids are interacting with media, that they’re getting something out of it,' versus 'If they’re just watching they’re not,'" says Lisa Guernsey. "It’s a dangerous dichotomy--it’s not always true. Some passive screen media may be designed much better than some interactive media."

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The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 --Interview with Howard Gardner

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 --Interview with Howard Gardner | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by C. M. Rubin, Huff Post

 

Has there ever been a more important time to debate the big picture questions of education? As nations around the world reform education to prepare their students for the 21st century workplace, are our students ready to compete?

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Why educators aren’t sold on video games

Why educators aren’t sold on video games | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Jackie Mader, Hechinger Report

 

Children ages 8 to 18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media, so some teachers say parents don’t want their kids spending more time playing video games at school.

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How a school-age blogger can effect big change: A Q&A with Martha Payne of NeverSeconds

How a school-age blogger can effect big change: A Q&A with Martha Payne of NeverSeconds | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ted Blog

 

Have you heard of Martha Payne's blog?  She's a 9 year old in Scotland blogging about her school lunch.  Amazing story.

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Bonding vs the Attachment Bond

Bonding vs the Attachment Bond | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., Marti Glenn, Ph.D, & Lawrence Robinson, HelpGuide.org

 

Understanding the different ways of connecting with your child...Babies need more than love. They need a secure attachment bond. Learn how to connect emotionally with your baby.


Via Deborah McNelis, M.Ed
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Singapore's Math Curriculum Adopted in Many US Schools

Singapore's Math Curriculum Adopted in Many US Schools | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Monica Scott, Mlive

 

Singapore students have consistently demonstrated exceptional math achievement on international tests such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Schools in Michigan are adopting Singapore's program

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