Pedagogy

There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today

JUNE 23, 2017 ROCHESTER, N.H. —There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today, say a growing number of American educators. That skill is thinking.<p>“Most teachers never really ask students to think very deeply…. Most of what is assigned and tested are things we ask students to …

Education

Introducing the ASCD Activate Professional Learning Network

For nearly 75 years, ASCD has been dedicated to helping educators expand and enhance their repertoire in learning, teaching, and leading.At every …

Students

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students …

Mathematics

#15toptips for Student-Centred Teaching 9: Reflect on the value of reflection and build this capacity with your students – they will need it

Over the years one of the things that has struck me about the nature of teaching and learning in higher education is the emphasis given to ‘teaching’ …

A Novice→Expert Model of Learning - David Didau

Every artist was first an amateur.<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>One of the best understood principles of cognitive psychology is that novices learn and think …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Google Tools for Delaying Grades to Focus on Feedback

I’ve seen a lot of discussion lately about the concept of delaying grades based on Kristy Louden’s awesome article, <b>Delaying the Grade: How to Get</b> …

Students

A Road Map To Becoming A Better Teacher

<b>Prioritize, Practice, Refine And Reflect: A Road Map To Becoming A Better Teacher</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Becoming a better teacher is not much different than …

Students

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Does project-based learning (PBL) raise student achievement? If you’ve been involved in PBL for long, you’ve undoubtedly encountered this question. …

eLearning

A better model for student assessment

EDITOR’S note:CHARLES Fadel believes there are flaws with the assessment system currently predominant in the United States.“Assessment boils down to …

Students

Guiding student improvement without individual feedback

<b>Feedback seems extremely powerful.</b> It is “among the most common features of successful teaching and learning” with an average effect size of 0.79, …

Students

The Purposes of High Quality PBL

Students in classrooms today need to know how to manage projects, but there are a number of other important purposes that PBL can fulfill. Here, I …

Education

Teaching and Assessment with Math Processes

Teaching and assessment in math go hand in hand. What ties them together are the mathematical processes. Our job as teachers is to help students …

Students

ISTE 2017

Purpose & objective<p>Session objectives include:<br>1- Help attendees understand the power, importance, and value of using visual images with text to …

Edward Tufte

The Coach Approach to Giving and Receiving Feedback in Schools

« Two Students, One Master Schedule and a Big Solution | Main<p><b>Today's guest blog is written by Shira Leibowitz, Ph.D, co-author of The Coach Approach</b> …

Students

The Epic Guide to Student Ownership

“Is this real, Mr. J?” The question came from the back of the room. Todd rarely spoke up in class, but today he seemed visibly upset. “Yes, it is …

Students

5 Ways to Promote Student Agency - Cooper on Curriculum

In my school district we adopted the five learning beliefs from Education Reimagined to help drive our district vision: competency-based; …

How Do Our Students Learn? An Outline of a Cognitive Psychological Model for Information Literacy Instruction

Dani Brecher Cook (dani_cook@cuc.claremont.edu) Information Literacy and Learning Technologies Coordinator, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont …

Students

Learning disability students 'need more living skills help'

<b>Colleges must do more to prepare young people with learning disabilities for independent living, education inspection body Estyn has said.</b><p>A report found only a few in Wales set realistic goals to help students develop their communication and work skills.<p>Inspectors recommended colleges set …

Disability

Make It Stick in Cognitive Psychology

by Jennifer A. McCabe, <i>Goucher College,</i> <i><br>jennifer.mccabe@goucher.edu</i><p>Downloadable<p><b>Motivation and Background</b>: I am a cognitive psychologist with a research …

Students

We Want Students to Think 'HOW Am I Smart?' Not 'AM I Smart?'

In a recent post, I considered the importance of building on student strengths rather than a deficit-driven approach. When we help students …

Learning

The 5E Instructional Model

What is a 5E instructional model?<p>This model describes a teaching sequence that can be used for entire programs, specific units and individual …

Students

A List of Tips to Help You Create Your Best Modern Learning Assessment

Why we assess learning has been a philosophical discussion happening in education on many different levels. Whatever the case may be, what we do know …

Students

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Untangling education research can often feel overwhelming, which may be why many research-based practices take a long time to show up in real …

Students

How to Learn Smart and Become a Quick Learner

Do you find you’re envious of people who are able to learn quickly? They seem to get a concept straight away while you’re still trying to get your …

Students

Research Reveals Large Interactive Displays are Vital to the Classroom

SMART Technologies Inc. a leading provider of education and collaboration solutions, today reveals the findings of an international research study of …

Students

Visual literacy in English language teaching | World of Better Learning

Linguistics<p>Cambridge Papers #2: Visual literacy in English language teaching<p>Vanessa Pasini<p>Share on Facebook<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Twitter<p>Comment<p>In …

Edward Tufte

Exploring 7 Fundamental Truths That Can Transform Teaching

The way to transform teaching is more than just through shifting practice. Lets look at it through 7 different truths that help welcome the change.<p>If …

Students

Does Your Blog Need Editing and Proofreading?

You might think that I’d recommend a thorough editing and proofreading process for every blog.<p>But that’s not the case.<p>Since I don’t know enough about</i> …

Digital Marketing

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

<b>5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious</b><p><i>Note this post has been updated from original publishing in February of 2013</i><p>Understanding where …

Students

Does the Strategy Work? A Look at Exam Wrappers

For many faculty, adding a new teaching strategy to our repertoire goes something like this. We hear about an approach or technique that sounds like …

Teaching