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Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist

Opinion | Research<p>Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist<p>By Dan Belenky     Aug 15, 2017<p>Lightspring / Shutterstock<p>“Fool me once, shame on …


Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …


Seven tips for supporting high performers at school

From using games and activities to developing growth mindsets, experts share their advice on what parents and teachers can do to cultivate excellence<p>Is giftedness a case of nature or nurture? Opinion is divided. While one school of thought says that some children have an innate ability to achieve …


8 effective and creative ways to learn a new language as an adult

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are a lot of excuses for not learning a second language, especially as an adult. Many of us know the oft-repeated adage that …

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20 Excellent iPad Apps to Try in Your Classroom

August 1, 2017 Here is a list of some useful iPad apps we have been working on over the last few days. We tried to come up with what think are 20 …


Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

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18 Ways to Recognize Learning as the Culture | Rethinking Learning

When you walk into your school, what do you see? Are kids motivated to learn? Do you see effort and persistence? Are teachers excited about all the …


Where speaking several languages is a given

<b>Are you the kind of person who points at menus to be understood while you're abroad? If so, you're not alone and you'd fit in well in the UK - research out this week suggested more than half of UK people do the same, and nearly as many are embarrassed by their lack of language skills.</b><p>Some 15% of …


The complex linguistic universe of “Game of Thrones”

WINNING 38 Emmy awards is a good measure of success. “Game of Thrones” garnered that many for its portrayal of a world of sex, violence and politics. …

Game of Thrones

The Importance of Learning Students’ Names

Names … why do we have such trouble learning them? For those of us who struggle with names, it never gets easier, no matter how many tricks we try. …


10 Ways Technology Has Made Education Better and More Inclusive

This column is authored by Aditya Singhal, Co-founder, Transtutors Advancement inThe post 10 Ways Technology Has Made Education Better and More …


The Best Ways to Learn a Language Online

By Adam Groffman<i>SPONSORED —</i> I’ve had my fair share of experiences learning various languages. Earlier this spring, I traveled to Spain for an …

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Passion To Teach: A Film Celebrating The Teacher-Student Dynamic

I just finished viewing the 90-minute film, <i>Passion to Teach</i>, which I was asked to review by its producers, career teachers, Bart Nourse and Sandria Parsons.<p>A five-minute trailer is available here:<p>The film focuses on the experiences of Connecticut middle school teacher, Amy Lake. A central theme of</i> …


Never Again Forget a Name with This Proven Method

How many times have you tried to remember the names of the people you’ve only met once or twice? Having been introduced to a new group of coworkers, …


Why This Old School Activity Is Beneficial to Your Brain

Research keeps showing why it's a good idea to hold on to your pen and paper.<p>In a constantly connected world, it may seem like there is no need to handwrite anything anymore. But despite living in a time where a legitimate summer movie offering is about the inner lives of emoji, it would appear …

The Brain

What’s the quickest way to learn a language?

These apps, websites and podcasts will get you fluent in a flash<p>The ubiquity of translation software – which nowadays can even (roughly) translate …

Language Learning

8 Google Sheets Add-ons Every Teacher Should Know About

July , 2017 Google Sheets add-on store features a number of educational extensions to use with your forms and spreadsheets to add amazing …


10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking

8 Flashcard Apps to Make Your Study Session Less Analog

Flashcards unexpectedly found their way into the public discourse last week when Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News to …

Cool Stuff

Eight Ways It Pays To Learn A Second Language [Infographic]

Learning a second language is something most of us aspire to, but never get around to. This is unfortunate, as it's one of the most enriching skills …

Language Learning

Monitor Classroom Noise - Bouncyballs.org

• Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels!<br>• Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are …

Education Technology

The 15 best language apps

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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …


8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology

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Taiwanese Prodigy, 13, Sets New Record for Youngest Admitted to New York University

A Taipei high school student was recently accepted to two prestigious U.S. universities: New York University and University of California, Santa Cruz.<p>At the age of 13, Chiang Ching-liang (江璟亮), a student of Taipei Municipal Ming Sheng High School, has become the youngest to be admitted by NYU and …


Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Ten Ways to Use Google Earth In Your Classroom

During the ISTE conference at the end of June Google announced that Google Earth can now be added into your G Suite for Education domain. This means …

Education Technology

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Research Says They Should Study 1 of These Foreign Languages

Researchers love studying what happens to kids who study languages. Here are some of the most interesting recent results.<p>Like a majority of Americans, I speak only one language fluently. <i>C'est la vie</i>.<p>Sometimes I pretend to be able to muddle along in <i>franais</i> (middle school and high school), or <i>espaol</i> …

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5 Reasons To Carry Out A Project This Term

Reading Time: 2 minutes.How do you use projects within the classroom? Projects can enhance the curriculum that you teach, encourage logical thinking …