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New teaching model yields learning improvement for students in math

By Michael Hansen, Ben BackesSince President Trump took office nearly a year ago, it seems that most of the education news has moved decidedly away …

Colorado students would have to do science to learn it under new standards

The old way of teaching science would have had Denver science teacher Melissa Campanella giving a lecture on particle collisions, then handing her …

Innovation in Education

“Our job as teachers and parents is not to prepare students for <i>something</i>; our job is to help students prepare themselves for <i>anything</i>.”<p>Hi, I’m A.J. …

How the Heck Do You Grade Choice-Based Learning?

Note: This is the fourth post in a series on Project Based Learning. You can check out all of the other posts here. My first full year of teaching …

Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex: What’s Wrong With Education and How to Fix Some of It by Doug Green

<b>Hi from Key West, Florida where I’m visiting friends. This is a repost of my summary of my recent book. I hope you like it. I’ll be back tomorrow</b> …

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

The good news is, every company -- and every leader -- can instantly adopt this one practice.<p>Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are …

Employee Engagement

Guiding Students to Be Independent Learners

In the quickly evolving workplace and at a time when graduates are competing for jobs and careers with others around the world, the capacity to …

Pedagogy

Stop Pushing Your Kids Into "Safe Spaces"

From kindergarten through college, schooling is stunting their growth.<p>For human potential, few things are more dangerous than a “safe space.” A …

Parenting

How Teaching Interferes with Learning

John Holt's "How Children Learn" is still as relevant as ever.<p>In a survey we conducted a few years ago, Gina Riley and I asked unschooling families …

Helpful Tools for Integrating Writing Across the Curriculum

Next-generation learning standards require students to think more deeply and communicate their understanding both verbally and in writing. One of the …

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re doing, it’s hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There’s a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Opioid abuse in the U.S. is so bad it’s lowering life expectancy. Why hasn’t the epidemic hit other countries?

For the second year in a row, life expectancy in the United States has dropped.<p>It is not hard to understand why: In 2016, there was a 21 percent rise in the number of deaths caused by drug overdoses, with opioids causing two-thirds of them. Last year, the opioid epidemic killed 42,000 people, more …

Medicine

Downloadable Materials

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child

Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted<p>Join us on <b>Thursday 3 August</b> for an online Q&A looking at what parents and teachers can do to boost children’s brainpower<p>When Maryam Mirzakhani died at …

Nobel Prize

Stay Calm and Teach On

"I see it as a challenge," Murphy says. "The more fired up a student is, the calmer I try to make myself."<p>With practice, the veteran teacher has …

Stop Teaching Your Preschooler How to Read

My daughter is onto me. As I read bedtime stories to her, sometimes I’ll stop, point to a word, and in my most convincing voice, and say, “Hmm, I …

After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook

In looking back at my parents’ education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge …

Pedagogy

The need for a theory of learning (opinion)

Having a theory of how people learn would allow teachers to plan pedagogy more effectively and examine all factors relevant to learning, argue …

A Call for Critical Instructional Design

<i>On October 27, 2017, as part of an international fellowship at Warwick University, I offered a workshop with Jesse Stommel about critical</i> …

Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work

In an extract from his book on bridging the gap between research and teaching practice, Carl Hendrick picks key techniques for teaching effectively<p>Research on effective learning reveals that an awful lot of what goes on in the classroom simply doesn’t matter. There are many pointless activities …

Pedagogy

Thinking Mathematically

Last week I had the privilege of presenting with Nehlan Binfield at OAME on the topic of assessment in mathematics. We aimed to position assessment …

Making Learning Public Through Teacher Time-outs

• What are the benefits of discussing instruction in the moment?<br>• How can you make sure both the students and the teachers are comfortable with the …

Mom: How I know my anxious daughter’s kindergarten teacher is great

Jane Dimyan-Ehrenfeld is a parent and an education lawyer in Maryland who was an elementary school teacher for eight years. In this post, she talks about why she knows her daughter’s kindergarten teacher is great — and why teachers should be evaluated by more than just test scores. The name of the …