Ms Reed

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Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”We should learn from experiences, particularly if those experiences show our previous …

Critical Thinking

Nature-Deficit Disorder

<b>Co-founder and author Richard Louv introduced the term “Nature-Deficit Disorder” in 2005 with the publication of his best-selling book, “Last Child</b> …

Ecology

Nature Deficit Disorder

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7 Science-Backed Reasons To Get Your Kids Outside

Most of us intuitively know that we feel better when we spend time outside.<p>But sadly, as our lives become more dependent on technology, we are …

5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

Top Benefits of Outdoor School<p>1. It builds community.<p>ODS is all about community. From the homeroom groups traveling together on the bus, to the …

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract …

BACK TO SCHOOL, FORWARD TO NATURE: Ten Ways Teachers Can Fortify Their Students With Vitamin N

Bringing more nature experiences to education is a challenging task, and teachers can’t do it alone. Higher education, businesses, families and the …

How Free Play Can Define Kids' Success

“So many of the things that we care about are completely learned through the creative process,” Ginsberg said at an event hosted by the Bay Area …

Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health

Richard Louv explains how society can overcome nature-deficit disorder.<p>"I've been arguing for a while that connection to nature should be thought of as a human right," Richard Louv told the crowd assembled in the courtyard of National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Louv …

News & Media Literacy

One Pager | 7-min. read<p>Go beyond fake news and learn more about the different types of misinformation that exist online.<p>Video | 2:54 min.<p>Hear …

English teachers at my school don’t have time to read whole books, and are told to rely on extracts in class. This is no way to inspire a love of literature<p>On the rare occasion that the staff in our English department surface from their marking pile long enough to enjoy a cup of tea together, I’ll …

Teaching

Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs

Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome web browser …

Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues

Abstract<p>A field experiment examined whether increasing opportunities for face-to-face interaction while eliminating the use of screen-based media and …

Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?

In 1922, in “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus,” the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” The words that we have at our disposal affect what we see—and the more words there are, the better our perception. When we learn to speak a different …

Bilingualism: When Education and Assimilation Clash

Nearly one in four U.S. public-school children speak a language other than English at home. What’s the best way to accommodate ELL students in the classroom?<p>With more than 20 languages spoken in one eighth-grade classroom, Harlem Village Academy West in New York City rivals the vibrant cultural and …

Education

Semi-bilingualism: stumbling in a second language

When I’m away from Montreal, people I meet will often remark at how lucky I am to be bilingual. “Speaking two languages is cool! Speaking only one …

Is bilingualism losing its advantage? A bibliometric approach

1. Paap KR, Greenberg ZI. There is no coherent evidence for a bilingual advantage in executive processing. Cogn Psychol. 2013;66: 232–258. …

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first?

<b>Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen,</b> …

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive …