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The Teacher Is Not The Most Important Factor When It Comes To Learning

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Learning

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Teaching

How many Americans must die before we rethink the Second Amendment?

We have too many guns. We have too many shootings. And too many people die. A misinterpreted amendment is no excuse<p>There was another mass shooting in America last night – this time in my home state of Louisiana. John Houser, a drifter from Alabama, walked into a crowded theatre in Lafayette, …

The Final Question About David Foster Wallace's Suicide

The new biopic The End of the Tour forces us to ask: Do we worship Wallace because he killed himself?<p>The greatest surprise of <i>The End of the Tour</i> is that it is what it says it is—a straight adaptation of David Lipsky's <i>Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself</i>, which is itself a straight …

Literature

Some of The Best Gradebook Tools for Teachers

June 25, 2015<br>Here are some good web tools teachers can use to create and manage online grade books. These tools provide a plethora of features that …

The Life of Saul Bellow by Zachary Leader review – ‘Was I a man or was I a jerk?’

I first tried to read Bellow in high school. <i>Him With His Foot in His Mouth</i> was lying around, and I picked it up. And put it down again. Something about the writing seemed phoney to me. The language was too much like the language of my parents’ friends, articulate academic types who finished all …

Literature

10 Things You Can Not Do in A 21st Century Classroom

December 12, 2014<br>One way to better understand the concept of a 21st century classroom is through exploring what it is not. Unlike the numerous …

Personalized Learning in K-12 Schools: How Do We Make it Happen?

The idea that no two students learn in exactly the same way is nothing new. Even back in the 1800s, Helen Parkhurst was advocating for an educational system that took the personalized needs of the student into account when developing curriculum and helped children learn independence, both …

Secrets of amazing teachers: What both sides of the education reform debate get wrong about autonomy and accountability

Everyone knows teachers are key. But the debate over reform and Common Core has stalled. This is a way forward<p>The common view of great teachers is that they are born that way. Like Michelle Pfeiffer’s ex-marine in "Dangerous Minds," Edward James Olmos’s Jaime Escalante in "Stand and Deliver," and …

Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction

Evaluation, Buy-In, and Strategic Diversity<p>Know Your Students' Strengths<p>Effective differentiation starts with knowing the students' academic …

Pedagogy

Drought could cost Central Valley farms $1.7 billion and 14,500 jobs

The Central Valley's 7 million acres of irrigated farmland are best known as the richest food-producing region in the world.<p>But a new study by<p>UC Davisresearchers forecasts severe socioeconomic impacts ahead in the area where many of the nation’s fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables are grown.<p>The …

Secretary of Agriculture

Satire’s corporate takeover: “Community,” “Silicon Valley” and the entertainment-industrial complex

As TV turns increasingly to product placement, it’s still trying to pretend it’s in on the joke. Here’s the problem<p>More than 20 years ago, David Foster Wallace lamented that television had co-opted irony, using the medium to flatter viewers into believing they were smarter than the rest of the …

The Rumpus Interview with Astra Taylor

Known predominantly for her documentary films, Astra Taylor explores often-complex philosophical questions and breaks them down for the layperson. …

What David Foster Wallace got wrong about irony: Our culture doesn’t have nearly enough of it

In a classic essay, David Foster Wallace wrote that irony was no longer necessary—but we need it now more than ever<p>In 1993, David Foster Wallace published an essay, titled "E Unibus Pluram," in which he attempted to diagnose what he saw as the malaise of modern American culture.<p>In the essay, …

The Best Chewy Vegan and Gluten-Free Brownies

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture

<b>20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture</b><p>It’s an age-old saying, “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed …

Pedagogy

80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom

<b>80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>When you think of innovative, edgy, compelling uses of technology, Google …

A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy

<b>A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The above is the latest draft of our self-directed learning framework, version …

Teaching

Homemade Larabars Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>Here’s how to make your own homemade larabars with cashew, date, and all your fave ingredients and variations—including chocolate,</i> …

Dessert

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

“A poem is an empty suitcase that you can never quit emptying.” —Kay Ryan Read our 2008 interview with the American poet and educator here: http://tpr.ly/9Duw3T.

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

<b>14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>You can get a ready-for-the-classroom version of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy for</i> …

Louis CK Was Absolutely Perfect on Conan Last Night

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you're still one of those people who don't think comedy folkhero Louis CK is the best thing in …

Tip of the Week – Six Great Ways to Publish Student Work

We know that the world is moving online and that to prepare our kids for that world, we need to train them to use that world’s tools.<p>We know that …

Using Technology to Make Essential Questions an Essential Part of Your Instruction

<i>Updated February 14, 2017</i><p>In an extremely thoughtful and well-written post, On genuine vs. bogus inquiry, Grant Wiggins writes<p><i>Merely posting the EQs</i> …

School is a prison — and damaging our kids

Longer school years aren’t the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn’t work<p>Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that’s what they need to become productive and happy adults. Many have qualms about how well schools are …

Metta World Peace tells a story

He swears this is a real story.<p>This is a story from New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace. It is a good story.<p>This has been a real story by Metta World Peace.

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Home > Recipes by Category > Bar Desserts > Blueberry Crumb Bars<p>June 27, 2017 // 115 <i>Comments »</i><p><i>These blueberry crumb bars are crazy easy to make and</i> …

Taco Seasoning + Charred Corn Tacos

I like to drink wine from rocks glasses, with two hands, sitting alone at a bar.<p>I like to eat avocados standing in the kitchen, staring at the wall, …