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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

“From this perspective, forgetting is not necessarily a failure of memory,” explain Richards and Frankland in the study. “Rather, it may represent an …

Learning

More Talking in Math Class, Please

After the students exchange ideas, the teacher will ask them to summarize important takeaways about today’s math concepts and strategies. Only then …

Microsoft To Teachers: Using Pens and Paper Not Fair To Students

Freshly Exhumed writes: <i>Pens and paper have no place in the modern classroom, according to Lia De Cicco Remu, director of Partners in Learning at</i> …

24 Questions to Enhance Students Reflective and Critical Thinking Skills

August 31, 2014<br>Reflection is a fundamental skill from which is branched out all other thinking skills. Reflection is a form of meta-thinking, a …

How to Make Your To-Do List Doable

There's no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Done! Finished! Mission accomplished! Yet it's so easy to let a whole day or …

How Mindfulness Improves Decision-Making

<i>Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making?</i><p>Five years ago when I introduced mindfulness to my MBA decision-making class it was perceived as something completely esoteric; there were maybe two or …

IBM's TrueNorth processor mimics the human brain

IBM today unveiled what it's calling the world's first neurosynaptic computer chip, a processor that mimics the human brain's computing abilities and power efficiency.<p>Known as TrueNorth, IBM's chip could cram supercomputer-like powers into a microprocessor the size of a postage stamp. Rather than …

Cognitive Computing

David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

<b>2. Makes a Difference</b><p>There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". As a teacher, you need to be aware and remember the great …

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

The DI elements were first introduced to me in <i>How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms</i> by Carol Tomlinson, and my understanding …

Pedagogy

Writing Prompts for Students

Project-Based Learning in the Early Years

Other aspects of PBL in K/1 that are identical are the inclusion of essential 'need to knows' and revision and reflection. Regardless of the project, …