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Rescooped by Jamie M Holmes from 21st Century Learning and Teaching!

Myth-o-Mania of Teaching: 5 Lies That Kill Education

Myth-o-Mania of Teaching: 5 Lies That Kill Education | Information Literacy |
Education is full of misconceptions that fuels public misunderstanding. Professionals need to help debunk these corrosive myths to help re-estbalish education as important and positive.

Via Gust MEES
Maximillian Danskin's curator insight, May 4, 2015 1:04 PM

the education system today is focused on equality. making sure all students get the same education.but this not what what is happening. every kid is different and processes and retains information in a unique way. the system is setting us up to be a cookie cutter businessman, and is not focusing on implementing different teaching styles based on the child's strengths and weakness to ensure they retain the information. standardized test only hinder the plausibility of student progression.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 25, 2015 9:22 AM

There is so much wisdom in this list of education myths.  from Common Core, grades, to teacher evaluation the insights are right on point!  We are so wrapped in the high stakes assessment and bemoaning the state of current education that we sometimes don't look at our beliefs that are behind some of that thinking. parents and community members, as well as government decision makers have their historical experience in school as a reference point, combined with these myths, it is no wonder there is a lack of clarity around school reform and improvement.

Rescooped by Jamie M Holmes from Educational Books & Scholarly Articles!

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning | Information Literacy |

A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.

Via Dan Kirsch
maria taveras's curator insight, December 18, 2014 1:57 PM

It's a natural human phenomenon that occurs when our curiosity is activate and engaged learning and assimilation takes place. It's a creative dynamic that is essential to foster for our well being.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 18, 2014 3:45 PM

When a child drives you crazy with "Why?", I guess that is a good thing. :)  -Lon

Smith_Lin's curator insight, January 27, 2015 2:57 PM

Dont answer your own questions. Make the learners do the work, they will enjoy it.