Peter Geerling

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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

AJ Juliani, is an educator I have worked closely with over the past few years, and I greatly admire his work. Soon (April 2), he will be launching …

A Key to Education Reform.

The flipped classroom, the maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of coding, collaboration, direct …

Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information

__________________________________________________________<p>“<i>Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.</i>” Theodore Roosevelt<p>This …

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle

column | Technology in School<p>Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle<p>By Kerry Gallagher (Columnist)     Dec 11, …

Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

<b>Executive functions</b> can be defined as the awareness and directive capacities of the mind. By wielding these skills and abilities, students decide …

The 10 Biggest Breakthroughs in the Science of Learning

Greater understanding of our brain’s functioning, abilities, and limitations allows us to constantly improve our teaching skills and the productivity …

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

The potential that comes from neuroplasticity—the capacity to change the structure and function of the brain through learning—provides the foundation …

Paper: creativity doesn't have to decrease with age, scientists have unique kind of IQ that predicts career success

Critics of the tenure system often say that scholarly productivity declines over time. While that’s true, according to a new study in <i>Science</i>, …

Social Sciences

'I Wish My Teacher Knew' offers moving insight into students' lives

Denver educator Kyle Schwartz is peering into the inner lives of her third-grade students — by asking them to write down what they wish she …

Teaching

Bread Alternatives: How To Replace Carb-Heavy Foods With Cauliflower

If you're trying to cut down on the amount of bread and pasta you're eating, cauliflower can be a great low-carb alternative.<p>You can even make a …

Food

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Workouts

At a school in Brooklyn’s poorest neighborhood, literacy is up and disciplinary problems are down

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Three years ago, when Public School 446 opened in a building where two others had failed, it inherited many of the youngest …

Education

A whole new approach: what happens when countries reform education

An overhaul of a national education system is a major and potentially risky undertaking for any country. Introducing fundamental reforms is costly and not always guaranteed to succeed. In this edition of Learning World Maha Barada looks at two examples of sweeping changes to national curricula that …

How You Can Manage Email Like a Millionaire (5 Simple Rules)

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to "inbox zero" every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

Sir Ken Robinson has a lot to say about U.S. school reform (it isn’t good)

The previous post is an excerpt from a new book by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, titled “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Changing Education.” Changing education is what Robinson has been all about for some years, as a professor, author, and adviser to governments and numerous …

Searching For The Next Wave Of Education Innovation

I’m going to come right out and say it: few areas have been as hopeful and as disappointing as innovation in education.<p>Education is probably the single most important function in our society today, yet it remains one of the least understood, despite incredible levels of investment from venture …

Innovation

Can Creativity Be Learned?

Prevailing theories on creativity focus on methodology, or amount of practice. But new studies suggest artistic talent may be more hard-wired than we thought.<p>At 2 a.m. on June 16, 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin awoke with a fright.<p>Mary was 18 years old and spending her summer at the Villa Diodati …

This is how your kid learns: The amazing new neuroscience of “brain plasticity” — and how to make your child smarter

<b>(WIkimedia/Oren Jack Turner/Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova via Shutterstock)</b><p>New products suggest they can build a designer brain for your kid. How can parents take advantage of new science?<p>Stephen Camarata PhD<p>August 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p><b>What happens to our child’s brain when we parent?</b><p>The discovery of …

How do you teach someone to think?

A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond …

3 Reasons Why You're Not Learning as Fast as You Can

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The personal-growth industry is skyrocketing. These days, everyone is looking for the secret formula to become better, faster.<p>While I’m all about growing both professionally and personally, I believe that improving has more to …

Self-improvement

Why Grouping Kids Based on Ability Works

The hottest trend in grade-school teaching: grouping kids based on ability. Here, experts weigh in on why this approach is working.<p>It's time for the fourth-graders at Washburn Elementary School, in Bloomington, Minnesota, to work on language arts. After a classroom discussion about <i>Chicken Sunday</i>, a …

Denmark reinvents lessons for reluctant learners

<b>How do you get young adults back into education if they dropped out and had a negative experience of learning?</b><p>How do you show those who failed first time round that the door is still open? How do you get out-of-work youngsters to decide that it's worth their while to get qualifications?<p>Reaching out …

How PBL Creates Engaged Citizens

In designing the new course, Gwaltney knew he wanted to leverage project-based learning. A PBL veteran, he appreciates the power of learning about …

Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

Students take classes in a series of blocks, focusing on only one class at a time. “This allows for a depth of immersion and engagement with a …

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

“Just because you are empowered to take responsibility, there’s still that need for support,” said educator Lisa Williams. “That has to come from on …

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Flickr/MarkoEntrepreneurship is often associated with people who assume the risk of starting a business venture for financial gain. However, …