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Being bilingual makes people's brains more efficient and could combat cognitive ageing, study finds

Scientists have found that the benefits of being bilingual stretch much further than those commonly associated with being fluent in two languages - …

The Brain

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Top 10 Terms Students Need to Know to Be Successful on Standardized Tests

Standardized testing is a stressful time for everyone involved: students, teachers, and parents. Preparing students for standardized testing is a …

10 things we should all do every day to keep our brains sharp

Let's start giving our brains some TLC!<p>As we get older, it's easy for our brains to get rusty. That's why we want to know how to keep them healthy …

The Brain

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Is creativity wired into us?<p>Highly creative people have more neural connections between the left and right sides of their brains, researchers have …

The Brain

Whether You’re Right- or Left-Handed Has Nothing to Do With Your Brain

Right-handed people are more logical, and left-handed people are more creative. Right? Maybe not.<p>According to a study published last week in the …

Neuroscience

The Mind-Clearing Magic of Running Explained By Neuroscience

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a …

Debunking Myths About Creativity and the Brain

14<p>SHARES<p><i>Our brains “get” poetry, whether we realize it or not. Also, a strong connection between the two hemispheres fuels imagination.</i><p><b>By Tom Jacobs</b><p>A …

Creativity

Remembering vs. Understanding

I don’t teach history, but I’ve always been a bit of a history and trivia buff. So, just for fun, I recently decided I wanted to memorize all the …

10 Things You Don't Know About Formative Assessment

Assessments come in varied forms, and they’re executed for different purposes. While summative assessments attempt to measure mastery at the end of a …

3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

<b>3 Simple Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson</b>by <b>Sandra L. Love</b>, Ed.D., <i>mentoringminds.com</i>In today’s classroom, we have moved beyond …

Maximizing Profit: The PBL Classroom Without PBL

Take caution, however. These skills are not simply present just because of a PBL cycle -- they must be taught.<p>Student Collaboration<p>Once students see …

Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think

Right now our education system is doing more to indoctrinate our children than to <i>educate</i> them. In fact, that has been the case for quite some time. …

20 psychological principles for teachers #2 Prior knowledge

<i>This is the second in a series of posts unpicking the Top 20 Principles From Psychology For Pre-k–12 Teaching And Learning. This time it’s the turn</i> …

If you want teachers to innovate, don't train them using a sage on a stage

<i>Matt Esterman is a history teacher at St Scholastica’s college, Glebe Point, in Australia. He has been a teacher for 12 years.</i><p><b>I used to want to be Indiana Jones.</b> I studied ancient history at university and had plans to become an archaeologist. But my mum said, “You know there aren’t many jobs in …

Teaching

How To Create A Teaching and Learning Common

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>If you led teaching and learning, what would you <b>NOT</b> want one-hundred teachers to do in your school?<p><b>Context:</b><p>What I would like …

Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles?

Sainfoin used to be grown as fodder for French cows.<p><b>Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles?</b><p>A new initiative …

What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It

John Hattie is back -- and once again he is marshaling the evidence needed to improve schools.<p>Keep in mind that Hattie took the education world by storm a few years ago with his book <i>Visible Learning: What Works Best for Learning</i>.<p><i>Visible Learning</i> and its sister book, <i>Visible Learning for Teachers</i>, …

Twiddla

Twiddla is an Online Whiteboard for the Modern Classroom<p>Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start drawing on a blank canvas. Browse the web …

Designing spaces for learning: 10 questions to STOP asking and 10 questions to START asking for choice, flexibility & connection

Currently I am reading <i>Design for the Changing Educational Landscape: Space, Place and the Future of Learning</i> (Harrison & Hutton)<i>.</i> The book was …

Design Thinking & PBL - Inception to Completion

Just over 18 months ago I was exposed the programming process of "Design Thinking" and "Problem Based Learning".<p><b>Design Thinking</b><br>The term was …

8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On

Robert Marzano and John Hattie have both reviewed research into what teaching strategies make the biggest difference to students’ results. While they …

Where’s the ‘OFF’ Switch?

One of the biggest concerns I hear from parents of gifted children is where to find age-appropriate reading materials for their children. More often …

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

Study participants then wrote short testimonials to other, future students describing how high school would help them become the kind of person they …

Active Learning Spaces

Floor Plan: Classrooms and Blended Learning<p>These layouts showcase how blended learning classrooms are designed with multiple learning situations in …

3 Steps To Mastering Your Habits

Why is it so hard to adopt good habits like everyday exercising or eating healthy food? To answer these questions it is necessary to understand what …

Exercise Boosts Brain Power

Everyone knows that exercise – pretty much any kind – is good for the body. And, most people agree that it is good for the soul and improves overall …

Tips to Engage 21st Century Students

Yes multitaskers are hard to hook in and keep their focus on a learning task for longer time but motivation makes a difference. When students are …