Veronica Raley

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A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

The battle to find time in schools – we need to consider teacher efficacy

Teacher and school leader workload issues very much stem from the fact that there is not enough time to do the job properly. Some time back I …

Pedagogy

University of Technology Sydney bets big on transdisciplinary courses to boost creativity and innovation

This is the course to prepare you for a 21st century career, says University of Technology Sydney vice-chancellor Attila Brungs, and students can't …

Why STEM Isn't Enough To Train Tomorrow's Creators

When I was young, my teachers praised me for being good at math and art, but my father told people: “John is good at math.” I felt I had to choose between the two. My parents’ influence won and I went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>Each year I was there, I saw technology succeeding at …

Stop Teaching, So Students Can Start Learning

I have an issue with the use of the word 'teaching.' We often use 'teaching' and 'learning' synonymously. In reality, learning is distinctly different from teaching: teaching is about <i>teachers,</i> and learning is about <i>students.</i> In traditional education, teaching is like a teacher giving a student a cup …

Pedagogy

Using Quizlet's New "Live" Feature - Teaching with Technology

Do you ever stumble upon an app or a website and think, “nah I don’t need to look at this,” or “this is cool, but I’ll check it out later,” … and …

Insights from the World of Work

In this action research project, middle school teachers interviewed business leaders about skills students need.

Pedagogy

With $100 Million From Silicon Valley Elite, AltSchool Takes New Approach To Classroom Learning

Silicon Valley’s top minds have figured out driverless cars and how to charge a whole house with a simple battery pack. But in tackling the U.S. education system, the tech community may face a steeper challenge: sagging proficiency scores, teacher attrition and struggling schools.<p>One startup backed …

Silicon Valley

Design Thinking in Education: Empathy, Challenge, Discovery, and Sharing

In the last few years, the field has witnessed an explosion of interest in design thinking, nationally and internationally. You can literally see its …

Design