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The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

Pedagogy

Robert Reich: Elites are waging war on public education

The former secretary of labor on the racket of for-profit colleges and the unfair burden on America’s teachers<p>It’s no secret that former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich has some misgivings about the direction of the American economy. But the prolific writer, radio commentator and longtime …

'Teaching teachers about growth mindset has little impact on students' progress'

…The EEF intervention, led by Dr Sherria Hoskins and her team at the University of Portsmouth, was delivered to Year 5 pupils in 30 schools and …

Pedagogy

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

<b>Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom</b><p>The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s …

Education Technology

Class size has 'little influence' on the quality of teaching, expert says

New research suggests that teacher expertise matters far more than class size or what school a child attends<p>Class size has very little impact on a child’s quality of education, because teachers tend to stick to their teaching approach regardless of the number of students, a new study has found.<p>The …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …