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  • Jul 23, 2016 7:55:33 PM
    Every time that I work with teachers and students I walk away with so many ideas buzzing in my head. Observation and engagement are excellent ways to expand learning and gain insight. And they are enlightening. One classroom of fourth graders busily prepared for national testing, a round-up exam of material taught during the school year to gather data to assess what students know and can do and what needs to be retaught or reinforced. These kids were working diligently multiplying to create equivalent fractions. I have nothing against multiplying and I love fractions but I do not understand why 4th graders would need to know this other than as an exercise in learning a new concept and practicing following directions. Really, when you think about it, equivalent fractions are a complex idea and used primarily to reduce fractions (for example, 4/6 to 2/3) which requires dividing. Relevancy, however, appears to be beside the point. Students spent about 15 minutes reviewing and responding ...
  • Apr 29, 2016 8:39:51 PM
    In today's society, a pervasive view still persists that a person's intelligence is innate, fixed by the genes, and cannot be altered significantly by the environment, be it the influence of parental nurturing or early childhood education. Apart from the overwhelming anecdotes over the Internet of parents who swear by the success of their early teaching efforts on their little ones, some as young as babies, scientific evidence has been steadily accruing over the years to point to an indisputable fact: There is a critical stage in the early development of a child's brain when the right environmental stimulation will give beneficial effects that last throughout life. The Beginnings Of Early Learning Glenn Doman The idea that the early part of a child's life is closely correlated with his future intelligence is not exactly a new idea. In the 1950s, a passionate pioneer of early childhood education arose by the name of Glenn Doman. He is a physical therapist, who was working with ...
  • Feb 21, 2016 6:25:49 PM
    Let's face it; learning is complicated. In fact, the more we learn about learning through research, the more complex and nuanced our understanding of the processes involved gets. The good news is that we have, in fact, learned a great deal in the past few decades about how the brain goes about committing new knowledge and skills to long-term memory. The bad news? Much of this information is sitting in obscure journals on dusty library shelves and sitting on websites only visited by cognitive scientists, psychologists, and neuroscientists. For many of us in education--those of us who need this information to inform our daily work with students--some of this information may just as well have never been discovered, since so little of it has made its way into mainstream education channels and teacher training institutions. But never fear; in this article, and those to come in the next few weeks, I will tackle all of this complexity and break it down for you in ways that will allow you to ...
  • Feb 20, 2016 6:55:04 PM
    Meeting the needs of all the children in your class seems like a daunting task. Because it is. However, classrooms in the 21st century are demanding this style. In fact, our whole society is demanding it. With the viral spread of technology and social media, the change in our language and ways of communicating is changing the way our education system must look. Don't get me wrong, change is good, technology is good, and yes, social media is good. What's not good about these things is the lack of physical- social interaction skills we practice in order to get through the day. The lack of problem-solving skills we practice because our phone does it for us. Not to mention the "havoc" that we reap on our entire sensory system from all the "screen time" that we log. What Do 21 Century Learners Look Like? Over the past ten years of my personal experience as a Reading Interventionist, I have seen the classroom dynamic shift. Ten years ago, there was one, maybe two students that needed to be ...
  • Jan 9, 2016 12:12:08 AM
    The relationship between neuroscience and education is becoming ever closer, with the latest findings from the science starting to influence how teachers and other educators approach their profession. It is sometimes called "neuroeducation" for short. With neuroscience uncovering more about how the brain works and our preoccupation with how to teach and learn more effectively, it was almost inevitable that the two fields would meet. But not everyone's happy. In fact in some quarters the application of 'unproven' or 'misunderstood' neuroscience has been getting very bad press. What's the myth and what's the reality? Bad neuroscience in education A study from the UK's Bristol University published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience found that a large proportion of teachers in Europe and China believe commonly-held myths that may be applied in their teaching. Teachers from the UK, Turkey, Greece, China and the Netherlands were presented with seven myths about the brain and asked whether they ...
  • Feb 14, 2015 3:18:39 AM
    Meeting the needs of all the children in your class seems like a daunting task. Because it is. However, classrooms in the 21st century are demanding this style. In fact, our whole society is demanding it. With the viral spread of technology and social media, the change in our language and ways of communicating is changing the way our education system must look. Don't get me wrong, change is good, technology is good, and yes, social media is good. What's not good about these things is the lack of physical- social interaction skills we practice in order to get through the day. The lack of problem-solving skills we practice because our phone does it for us. Not to mention the "havoc" that we reap on our entire sensory system from all the "screen time" that we log. What Do 21 Century Learners Look Like? Over the past ten years of my personal experience as a Reading Interventionist, I have seen the classroom dynamic shift. Ten years ago, there was one, maybe two students that needed to be ...
  • Jan 5, 2015 1:55:47 AM
    A lot of research has been done to discover if there is any truth to the idea that there are actually "learning styles." The studies have found that there is no scientific basis for learning styles. Instead, they found that people were able to effectively learn using either visual, auditory and/or kinesthetic sensory modalities. It may be a fact that there is not a scientific basis for learning styles, but any trainer can tell you in truth that there are certainly learning preferences. If you ask a group of participants how they learn best, you will get a wide range of answers that fall neatly into existing "learning style" categories. For example, participants identified the following learning preferences in a recent train-the-trainer session: group discussion (interactive learning), role play (kinesthetic), games (haptic), stories (aural), videos (visual), and case studies (print). . Closer to home, I know that I do not learn by listening- to lecture, to audio books, to stories, or ...
  • Jul 13, 2014 1:52:50 AM
    While many individuals may not know exactly how Montessori education works, it's quickly becoming more and more popular in the United States. There are thousands of schools in the country, and that number is growing fast. This style of education was developed by the Italian physician and teacher Maria Montessori beginning in 1897. She studied pedagogy and educational theory at the University of Rome and applied this knowledge to her first classroom, which she opened in a basement apartment in Rome in 1907. The method was developed based on her work with and observation of children. She studied and wrote about educational methods for a variety of ages, from birth and the age of twenty four, and developed educational methods for children between the ages of zero and three, three and six, and six and twelve. The method spread fairly quickly to the United States but was not really utilized by educators in the United States until 1960. A Montessori classroom has many different ...
  • Dec 14, 2013 11:35:52 AM
    At times students may hesitate to ask a question in class because a class of 100 students could be daunting for anyone. But this is not a right form of receiving education because then it becomes a habit to ignore queries and it affects the student's psych to an extent. The student may start believing that it is okay to keep the cluttered information in mind rather than getting embarrassed in front of the whole class. Ultimately it may frustrate the student so bad that the student may start feeling insecure and lonely. Psychologists believe - 'It is better to give attention to internal urges because if they are ignored they come out in different manifestations of a problem'. Hence there is no point in suppressing our desire to learn and instead one should stimulate the intellect with knowledge rather than information. The difference between performance-based and information-based learning is that information memorizing only leads to short-term gains such as may be scoring in some exam ...
  • Nov 25, 2013 6:16:54 AM
    Why do parents send their children to school? Why are you reading this now? Why does the government spend tax payers money in funding public education? Why does the teacher teach principles, concepts, facts, etc? Is school learning relevant to real life situations? These questions are focusing on the usefulness of education and learning to the learner and to the society. This is the subject of transfer of learning. Parents send their children to school because they believe the school can transmit desirable attitudes, skills, knowledge, behaviors and attitudes to the children. The government funds public schools because it hopes that by so doing the society will have citizens that are productive and self reliant; that have a positive attitude to fellow citizens, public and private property, that will shun crime and live peacefully with others, and that can bring social progress. Thus, parents, governments, teachers and citizens all believe that learning gained in school should be ...
  • Oct 26, 2013 6:53:12 AM
    Today's 21st century learning skills require new and different abilities than were required 5 or 10 years ago. Our economy will be in jeopardy if we do educate our students in current 21st century skills. Are we in the same place we were 5 years ago? Are we teaching how to properly email when most of our students are instant messaging? Are we adapting our 21st Century skills knowledge to a changing world? Are we focusing on what we really need to focus on, which are critical thinking skills, and how to ask questions that require answers from several resources? Are we teaching content instead of how to locate relevant accurate content? Are we creating groups in our class just for checking off on our teacher evaluation, "Yes I did that." In reality groups are for our students to learn how to collaborate with others. Not just in their classroom, but across the globe. We do not know what the next careers will be. We do not know where they will be or the job description. But we do know ...
  • Oct 26, 2013 6:51:37 AM
    Benjamin Bloom's Levels of Taxonomy was created for educators to plan effective instruction. Using the levels during lesson planning and creating assessments assists the teacher in reaching all modalities of learning. Using Bloom's Taxonomy's helped me understand how thinking was classified. There were certain areas I wanted to reach when teaching a concept and the classifications or taxonomy helped direct my questioning techniques. To direct the questioning of my lessons, I created questions from the verbs in the taxonomy classifications. If I wanted high, complex questioning I would use words from the analysis, synthesis and evaluation areas. I always wanted my students to think deeper, use problem solving skills, discuss with peers and seek further information on the concept to be learned. In my opinion, the foundational idea would be for students to learn a concept using Bloom Taxonomy's and transfer that knowledge to other concepts. · Understand-Explain ideas/concepts · ...
  • Jul 26, 2013 9:38:40 AM
    The complexity of any issue or problem arising from your studies can only be dealt with by formulating questions to delve into this complexity; to clarify each and every factor that bears on the issue or problem. Only when we become fully aware of these factors and how they impinge on an issue can we, as reasoning individuals, produce judgments that are rational and that stand up to scrutiny. Reasoned judgments based upon pertinent factors are not merely opinions; rather, they are what we term 'considered opinions' - that is to say they are opinions based upon reason, which is itself based upon the factors we have considered and used to formulate our judgment. Of course, in our daily lives we are continually forced to make reasoned judgments, based upon our knowledge of the factors that are connected to what we are deciding. Most of the time, our knowledge is limited; we do not have perfect information, or the total amount of information on any given topic, and yet we still make ...
  • Jul 22, 2013 9:43:22 AM
    Teachers tend to have free reign in their classrooms in their decisions on how to teach their students and as such different learning styles are often apparent in schools. Yet which are the most effective and why are these not being used in every classroom if they benefit the students best? All students learn best in different ways so it is hard to know what methods are best. However, here are some methods that have proved to be the most effective. · Visual - Visual Learners prefer to use pictures and images in their learning. For these students using drawings to explain things will benefit them when it comes to their revision. Teachers can make games out of colored cards to emphasise different facts and get students involved in their learning rather than simply being spoken to while they sit in silence (in which case the teacher has no way of knowing who is listening to them and if what they are explaining is even being understood.) · Social -These learners prefer to work in groups ...
  • May 19, 2013 1:13:10 AM
    A couple of years ago I was coaching an under 7's sporting team, and remember one particular boy who couldn't seem to throw the ball properly during practice drills. No matter how much I instructed the boy, he couldn't seem to throw the ball even half as far as the other boys his age could, and looked rather awkward in the process.
  • Apr 5, 2013 5:22:09 AM
    The K-W-L-H learning strategy is one of the most popular strategies that have been used by the learning community to read and understand texts as well as work on different school projects. This strategy was developed by the researcher Donna Ogle in 1986 and was originally developed for studying literature. K-W-L-H is an acronym.
  • Mar 29, 2013 4:31:27 AM
    Developed by Italian educator and doctor Maria Montessori, the Montessori model of education is based on respect for a child's natural psychological development. It's estimated that there are more than 20,000 Montessori schools worldwide, with students ranging from infant age to eighteen years of age. A Montessori education emphasizes a child's social development as much as his or her academic development, and it aims to help a child build independence and practical skills within a supportive framework which respects each student's individual growth rates. Students are looked at as whole individuals.
  • Mar 9, 2013 9:55:58 PM
    How do you learn? In what manner of learning style do you pick up a new skill or habit the best? In my learning journey, I've come across various learning technologies and philosophies. One of which I believe to be worthy of highlighting as a timeless guideline of learning for humanity is the idea of Edgar Dale.
  • Mar 9, 2013 9:53:01 PM
    What are the various aspects of learning that needs to be taken into account to make education wholesome and effective? Many educators, thinkers, philosophers, and psychologists have dwelt upon this question. In the modern era, Benjamin Bloom, an American educational psychologist probed the underlying principles behind learning and came out with a very systematic way of looking at learning known as the Bloom's Taxonomy that tries to provide an elegant and comprehensive answer.
  • Mar 9, 2013 9:50:39 PM
    Imagine a family being stranded in a desert due to a war situation. What do you think will primarily be on their minds? Finding food and water and making an appropriate shelter, the basic survival needs, will be their main preoccupation as well as protecting themselves from hostile forces. Keeping this in mind, let us look at Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
  • Mar 9, 2013 3:21:38 AM
    Abstract: The article delves into the true meaning of Communicative Language Teaching and assesses the value of the methodology to the English language Teaching community. Drawing upon the works of Wilkins and Brown, the investigation centres around how CLT differs from one individual to the next and its effectiveness in the language classroom. The second part of the investigation centres on Saudi students and the effectiveness of CLT as a methodology for educating English Learners in a university setting. Again the research carried out is largely secondary, though the author does draw upon his own experiences of the English Language classroom in such a setting.
  • Feb 18, 2013 12:09:28 AM
    Identifying similarities and differences can play out in many ways in the classroom. Students can be engaged in tasks that involve comparisons, classifications, metaphors and analogies. In addition, these tasks can either more teacher directed or student directed.
  • Feb 3, 2013 2:37:08 AM
    Learning is an active, not a passive activity. Learners take part in their lessons, even when they are listening to the teacher - especially then. Merely letting the teacher's words wash over you, hoping you will 'take on board' something from what you hear is not being an active learner.
  • Oct 24, 2012 12:41:12 AM
    As children begin to approach the age of kindergarten, many parents begin to be concerned that the child is prepared for school. Educators have shared these same concerns throughout the years and have established some development theories that can aid parents in addressing their concerns. Educators will use those theories of development to understand the learning processes and to arrange their classroom and curriculum.
  • Oct 24, 2012 12:29:01 AM
    Learning takes place through the active behavior of the learner. It requires the ability of the learners to plan how to meet their targets, follow their plans and improve their performances. Key learning skills refer to a particular set of skills that is commonly needed in a range of activities in learning process. These skills include listening skill, communication skill, note-taking skill and test taking skill.
  • Oct 12, 2012 2:34:10 AM
    Story of The Wizard of Oz is a wonderful metaphor for experiential learning. It shows how each character shared an experience yet received a different learning or meaning from it. In experiential learning programs each person is exposed to the same experience but may take away a different learning based on their perceptions, desired outcomes and their learning styles.
  • Aug 27, 2012 7:00:43 PM
    This teacher action research project looks to address a problem with not having enough time to get through the desired curriculum in a adult ESL grammar class. The project evaluated what would happen when class lectures were recorded and required to watch for homework while using the class time as a study hall. The project lasted for seven weeks and took place in an intensive college prep English language program at a public university in the United States.
  • May 30, 2012 9:13:34 PM
    To know about something through understanding is acquiring knowledge about it. The more you gather knowledge about something, the more the kingdom of your mind expands. Your thinking arena widens and strengthens. When you know more than what others know about a particular subject or field, You become a master; an expert to resolve the issues related to it; a judge to pass valid judgements about it.
  • May 6, 2012 8:36:50 PM
    Each learner and each learning experience is unique; yet educators can identify patterns in the learning process. Designing effective learning requirements requires a clear understanding of, and attention to, both commonalities and differences in the learners and the learning.
  • Feb 26, 2012 7:32:40 AM
    We learn through all of the intelligence styles, but we have certain learning preferences that are stronger than others. Choose strategies that support your student's strongest learning preference when helping them with homework or studying.
  • Jan 29, 2012 2:10:04 AM
    Learning is the process of acquiring any information that modifies a person's behavior, values and knowledge base. An ongoing process that starts as early as the fetal stages in humans, learning occurs in many forms including instinctive, experiential, conscious, and purposed learning. In formal learning, different methodologies are used to effectively impart knowledge to students within different learning scenarios.
  • Jan 14, 2012 2:27:48 AM
    This article is written with the intent of fostering more effective written and verbal communication. Are you reflecting (thinking) right now about the degree of validity and accuracy of the pattern of thinking shared in the first sentence? If so, then you are engaged in critical thinking!
  • Jan 6, 2012 1:34:13 AM
    In her article, "Participant Structures and Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community and Classroom" Susan Philips described the disjuncture between verbal encounters in classrooms where young North American Indians get formally educated and in their native communities where they learn the particular skills their people deem necessary in their roles as members of the community. This disjuncture represents one of the major challenges being encountered in the primary and secondary education of North American Indians which have been widely reported in previous research and are well-known phenomena in the national education sector.
  • Dec 9, 2011 2:06:07 AM
    We all have different methods of processing and retaining information (the latter seems to become harder with every passing year) and they generally fall into three categories - auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Most learners have a dominant learning style. I believe the core strategy to successfully assisting learners to achieve their goals is offering a multi-style approach in every learning situation.
  • Nov 28, 2011 9:13:54 PM
    The more I learn about learning disabilities, the more I see that the "best practices" for educating students with learning disabilities are actually considered "best practices" for all learners. For example, math and reading interventions focus heavily on "hands-on" and "experiential" learning activities.
  • Nov 20, 2011 12:23:05 AM
    What Kind of Smart are You? 'There is nothing new under the sun,' is an aphorism that can easily be applied to education. Education training programs have been stressing that children learn differently for a hundred years or more. But the theory of multiple intelligences as developed by Howard Gardner is a new path carved into an old, long traveled road.
  • Sep 17, 2011 9:40:25 PM
    We all have certain preferences when it comes to receiving information. Some of us like to learn exclusively by reading books, while others favour discussing ideas with other people to help themselves understand a topic or problem. Recognising what your preferences are is generally considered a good way to improve the way you perceive and process new information.
  • Aug 31, 2011 12:02:14 AM
    Everybody learns through sensory perception such as touch, sight, hearing, taste, and feeling etc. However, generally we have a preference for absorbing and retrieving information in one of these ways. What that means is that, the format of the information stored will be represented in our minds visually, auditorily, or kinesthetically. For instance, if an auditory (hearing sense) learner listens to somebody talk they will remember the sound of the voice and what was said, while a visual learner might see the person saying the words.
  • Aug 3, 2011 11:55:39 PM
    Is thought not energy? Thought is the energy source that allows man to create his world. Naturally, with thought (E), persistence (T) and focus (1/D2; minimizing D which equates to not deviating from the point of interest), man has created anything that his mind has been able to conceive. Thought, persistence, and focus are the basis for all creation. Whatever exists in the physical world, once danced in the mind of its creator. Hence, the warehouse of man's creative capacity are his dreams.
  • Jul 29, 2011 10:41:07 PM
    In this time of being a full-time student and attending classes at my local TAFE SA campus, I have come to the realisation that I just cannot for the life of me, sit still and listen to a lecture for an hour or more. After even just a short period of sitting, I become restless and start wriggling around in my seat, crossing and uncrossing my legs, rolling my head from side to side, back and forward and round in circles to exercise my neck, I partially stand up and then sit back down again; anyone would think I have Saint Vitus Dance - I am sure that the other people in my class must think I am a real fidget bum!
  • Jul 18, 2011 2:48:37 AM
    Learning on our own is possible if a person is persistent and determined to reach goals. But learning with teachers is loads of fun and you never know how naturally and easily the learning takes place - I personally have under gone a lot of both types of learning - but prefer learning with a teacher whenever I get an opportunity for that. This is because learning by ourselves is one of the most challenging tasks as we have to get organized ourselves, keep the self-discipline, time management, persist and keep up the dedication.
  • Jul 5, 2011 11:42:09 PM
    If you think school, or a particular class is boring, then I challenge you to make it more interesting. Certainly if you were more interested you would pay more attention, spend more time studying and improve your performance. You would also be more interested if studying was not always the same routine and involved other ways of thinking and behaving than simply sitting and reading, or falling asleep over, a textbook. A creative studying technique that can help you increase grades and interest is to use the arts in class and in studying.
  • Jul 5, 2011 11:38:40 PM
    Okay, so you're not doing as well in a class as you'd like. You have classmates, possibly friends, who get better grades and seem to put in less time studying. What's the deal? Are they smarter than you? Or is it possible that they study differently. Maybe they even utilize different behaviors and techniques in class. Not everyone is born a good student, but like anything else, practice and experimenting with creative studying techniques can improve your performance.
  • Jun 3, 2011 8:16:10 PM
    I recently returned to the classroom teaching IT Service Management courses and this is just the result from my thoughts at that return. I specialise in ITIL and IT Service Management and teach public classroom courses as an Independent trainer, working in many different countries and situations.
  • May 6, 2011 9:28:17 PM
    There are some teachers who inspire strong loyalty from their students who will do anything for them, similar to a coach and her players. Other teachers have trouble just getting students to behave in the classroom, let alone work hard. What's the difference? In the first example, those special teachers are able to meet the needs of their students on a very consistent basis. While most of us will never reach the level of a Jaime Escalante, we can all focus on the importance of meeting the needs of all of our students.
  • May 6, 2011 9:21:46 PM
    For students to remember and be able to retrieve the information you are covering it's essential that your lesson plans always include time for these: feedback, processing and repetition. If you don't include these 3 techniques your lessons are destined to be quickly forgotten. Ironically, as teachers are increasingly pressured to increase student achievement on test scores, the amount of time spent of these 3 kings of learning is lessening.
  • Apr 19, 2011 3:03:11 AM
    Learning on our own is possible if a person is persistent and determined to reach goals. But learning with teachers is loads of fun and you never know how naturally and easily the learning takes place - I personally have under gone a lot of both types of learning - but prefer learning with a teacher whenever I get an opportunity for that. This is because learning by ourselves is one of the most challenging tasks as we have to get organized ourselves, keep the self-discipline, time management, persist and keep up the dedication.
  • Mar 28, 2011 11:03:36 PM
    The process of learning can be implemented in various forms such as in-school and out- School, and in both cases they apply different solutions to organizational and programmatic model. "The school is one form of government (public) schools for adults, as well as non-state (private), both public and private...
  • Jan 13, 2011 1:02:51 AM
    When it comes to innovative and scientific ways of teaching and learning, that one name which stands out from the rest is that of Dimensions. They widely believe to adhere to a three-fold principle while designing primary curriculum. Both academician and non-academician alike appreciate...
  • Nov 23, 2010 7:47:25 AM
    The brain is powered by electromagnetic energy. Whether we are mentally active, resting or asleep, the brain always has electrical activity. By attaching electrodes to the scalp, we can view and analyze the traces of electrical activity that represent the brainwaves. Four types of Brainwaves will be discussed.
  • Nov 4, 2010 2:24:34 AM
    A log book can be a highly valuable record for improvement. Log books are used to keep track of things such as the last date of automobile maintenance and what was done, or the number of hours a pilot has flown and where he's traveled. The log book becomes evidence of the event or action, and is used to ensure that the next trip or event is better because of what has been learned. Likewise, a student who keeps a learning log will be able to increase their understanding of material, make connections more quickly, and improve their learning "trip" along the way.
  • Nov 1, 2010 6:44:03 PM
    It is very important for teachers, parents and children alike to understand that we are all gifted and talented in different ways. We are all unique, and rarely do any of us find everything easy. No-one is a genius in all subject areas. There are many different types of intelligences and in our brain we will all have 'cool spots'.
  • Oct 28, 2010 4:18:36 AM
    This article will assess the influences of Dewey, Lewin, Piaget, and Kolb to the current trends in education. Each theorist will be reviewed separately. The review will include information related to each theorist's seminal work followed by examples of how they influenced educational approaches today.
  • Oct 24, 2010 6:48:58 AM
    This article is base on the learning theory. This article has four stages of learning which helps every individual to learn and apply their skill. All the four stages are described in detail in this article.
  • Oct 21, 2010 2:22:23 PM
    Student Centered Learning is basically defines as a form of learning where students are active participants while teachers play a proactive role. Group discussions and peer learning gave rise to this form of learning. Lets have a deep insight at student's based learning.
  • Sep 21, 2010 8:47:41 PM
    This article discusses the relevance of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine to learning, memory and attention as well as the pros and cons of orchestrating its release in the classroom.
  • Aug 28, 2010 2:15:57 AM
    There are three well-documented parts of the brain: (1) reptilian; (2) mid-brain; and (3) forebrain. They are like the layers of an onion, with the reptilian brain being at the center.
  • Aug 22, 2010 5:00:11 AM
    One of the best ways to make incremental progress during your other 8 hours is to learn. There are all sorts of newfangled websites that can teach you a thing or two -- some with nifty videos and others with PowerPoint presentations. Call me old school, but I think...
  • Aug 6, 2010 7:09:56 PM
    Tutors, learning centers, medication, and special resources have been used to help students with learning disabilities advance through school. Using brain research, a new learning technique can permanently solve learning problems so outside help will no longer be necessary to succeed academically.
  • Jul 26, 2010 7:04:35 PM
    Like it or not, the world children have entered into within the last fifteen years is vastly different than the one into which we adults arrived. Today's kids possess a distinctive way of acquiring knowledge.
  • Jul 22, 2010 6:48:54 PM
    Learning difficulties spreads along a spectrum to include many intellectual, emotional, and verbal disorders. It is not only a term for the more common ADD and autism, instead learning difficulties also cover more basic disorders that directly deal with a child's ability to learn.
  • Jul 9, 2010 1:03:08 AM
    Education is in a state of flux. The traditional learning techniques of a teacher standing in front of a class full of students referring to notes and a 'standard' textbook are beginning to feel a little dated. While this may provide an excellent method that facilitates examination methodology and coaches children to store enough basic knowledge to pass a series of questions on an exam paper, it isn't how people actually learn.
  • Jun 6, 2010 3:52:34 AM
    This article describes how we progress from not knowing anything about a subject to the mastery of that subject in four steps. It outlines what we go through from not having any cognition about something to how we progress to knowing to perfection.
  • May 22, 2010 7:36:23 PM
    There a various amount of factors that are considered as a hindrance in the growth of a person. And there are certain issues that are a source of obstruction for the poor memory and learning process. Some of the factors are mentioned below.
  • Apr 17, 2010 8:40:03 PM
    Not all students learn the same way, so you'll have to have an idea of the different learning types. Print off this guide and keep it handy when you're making your lesson plans.
  • Apr 1, 2010 11:49:13 PM
    There are lots of different learning style models that indicate some learners need touch or physical movement in order to learn. Although I had believed and taught the models, I had never actually observed how touching and manipulating objects can literally transform a learner.
  • Mar 20, 2010 7:05:52 PM
    It will be my responsibility as a teacher of language arts to challenge, motivate, and support students in becoming proficient readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers. The common goal for students is to become independent readers and writers, but the paths that they will take to achieve this goal will be very varied.
  • Mar 6, 2010 8:14:24 PM
    Secretary Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education is concerned about improving the effectiveness of teachers and addressing the issue of low performing schools. However, the current focus on student test scores to assess teacher performance seems misguided. Student test scores are only a symptom of teacher effectiveness.
  • Mar 2, 2010 6:01:21 PM
    It is always concerning to a parent when they discover that their child is falling behind in the classroom. When this happens, it is best to systematically consider possible causes.
  • Feb 18, 2010 3:25:08 AM
    Experience in any sphere of activity cannot come to us without practice. In other words, it's by doing something regularly that one can have the true experience of it, which is, to a large extent, the sum total of exposure, learning and practice.
  • Feb 2, 2010 5:23:17 PM
    To change your life, simply change your learning! It's a small and effortless change that comes with big benefits! "Learn to learn" and never look back.
  • Jan 16, 2010 6:22:46 PM
    Learning, of course, starts with the billions of brain cells that we are all born with. The brain cells themselves, however, are not the things that prompt learning. Instead, it is the synapses that connect our brain cells together that jump start the learning process.
  • Dec 9, 2009 6:40:13 PM
    Imagine a classroom tailored in accordance with the likes and dislikes of your child. In your son’s class competition, physical activity and choice activities dominate the learning environment—even for math and language arts!! In your daughter’s class, she and her friends sit in groups; they collaborate and have the opportunity to be creative and inquisitive without the distraction of rambunctious little boys. These are the characteristics of the single-gender learning environment.
  • Nov 24, 2009 5:48:25 PM
    High school learners are qualitatively different than younger learners. You certainly can “teach an old dog new tricks” by understanding the cognitive and social characteristics of high school learners.
  • Nov 16, 2009 11:43:04 PM
    Multi intelligence states that intelligence is the original biological potential of human-specific capabilities. This potential varies with experience, culture and the motive to understand the different ways.
  • Nov 12, 2009 6:16:47 PM
    The Education of children with autistic perception is a special education task regardless of the particular type of school attended.
  • Nov 9, 2009 5:43:47 PM
    The concept of empowerment is not new; it's been around for a long, long time. Certainly when I was training as a community development worker and a youth worker, I first learned of (and learned to love) the concept of 'empowerment'.
  • Nov 8, 2009 4:14:42 AM
    15 million school age children in the US have learning problems that public and private schools can't solve.
  • Nov 8, 2009 4:11:13 AM
    Today, learn­ers are pro­lif­er­at­ing, but the instruc­tor pop­u­la­tion is strug­gling to match learner growth rates.
  • Oct 21, 2009 1:59:32 AM
    In evaluating the success of an educational program, our first inclination is to use our past experiences as a basis. Even better is to assess how successful our children are as a measuring tool.
  • Oct 15, 2009 4:05:04 AM
    Different pupil groups should be allowed to assume responsibility for certain curricula during the school day. Schools should also enlist the services of parents, associations and representatives of social authorities and cultural and recreational authorities, for example.
  • Oct 1, 2009 6:25:41 PM
    Many universities and colleges offer courses to improve your learning effectiveness. In those sessions, usually spread across several weeks, you will be taught to define your goals, to get organized, to be disciplined in your studies, to take notes, underline the main ideas, and review constantly what you have learned.
  • Sep 15, 2009 6:32:03 PM
    Absolutely critical to teaching and learning success is engaging your students. This is not the meaningless and unknowing nod of an adolescent or a video game playing first grader.
  • Sep 10, 2009 7:14:41 PM
    I have often talked about the conscious and subconscious mind without actually explaining to you what they do and how they work. I know there is nothing worse than sitting in a classroom without having a clue what the teacher is talking about, so I apologize, and here is my explanation for you.
  • Sep 10, 2009 7:08:04 PM
    It's important to actively involve students in the learning process. This is generally done at the elementary level, but, in some cases, gets lost, especially in high schools. Involving students makes the subject more interesting to them.
  • Aug 6, 2009 7:35:23 PM
    Have you ever felt that you were a really good learner but not necessarily in the way learning took place when you were in school? Did school sometimes make you feel stupid? Many of us feel this way, and because of this, many of us also feel that we must not be very smart.
  • Jul 22, 2009 4:34:19 AM
    Newspapers and other media often paint a dark picture of contemporary education. Studies that compare the knowledge of mathematics of children in different countries add little to the discussion, since many question if teaching algebra to seven-year-old kids makes any sense at all.
  • Jul 13, 2009 1:57:42 AM
    Are you aware of this reality? - - "95% of all that has ever been known about the physiological workings of the brain has been discovered in the last ten years." - - International Brain Dominance Review; Vol. 7, No. 1, 1990. Unfortunately, more than 18 years after the above observation, all colleges and school systems have not yet helped their teachers and parents to use powerful new research on how students learn.
  • Jul 6, 2009 10:56:44 PM
    In the midst of multiple international conflicts, an interwoven global economy and the shrinking nature of our techno-driven world, language learning can no longer be considered an elective subject, but should rather be a necessary core to modern education.
  • Jun 24, 2009 6:19:00 PM
    Different students have different preferred learning styles and talents. The term "learning styles" here refers to ways of receiving information. The word "talents" as used on this site refers to ways of processing or expressing information; because of the work of Dr. Howard Gardner, talents are often called "multiple intelligences".
  • Jun 17, 2009 5:30:26 PM
    A practical combination of interpersonal intelligence and intrapersonal intelligence is called emotional intelligence. The important model on which this article is based was defined by Daniel Goleman in his great book EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
  • Apr 23, 2009 6:00:52 PM
    Project Based Learning (PBL) provides opportunities for students to collaborate on specific tasks to resolve one or more challenges. The effort is driven by asking questions that feed the investigative processes where students do some level of research to collect data and then draw conclusions by summarizing what they found.
  • Apr 20, 2009 6:32:34 PM
    Characteristics of Learning - Knowledge Transfer Learning is all about thinking. In order for knowledge to be acquired a certain level of thinking must take place. Those levels are also called the taxonomy of learning. Taxonomy can be compared to a ladder; the higher you go on the taxonomy the deeper the level of thinking taking place for the individual.
  • Apr 7, 2009 3:18:41 AM
    The goal of education has always been to achieve critical thinking. Needless to say, this involves a two-step process: first, students learn a great deal about a topic, whether in history, science or art; then they learn to arrange the information in new ways, to set one fact against another, to find new insights among this knowledge.
  • Mar 22, 2009 6:10:27 PM
    If you ask the following question: Where do the best students sit inside a classroom? 9 out of 10 are likely to respond "in the front". If you ask: why? The likely response is "to pay more attention" with only a few saying: "to be noticed by the teacher".
  • Jan 28, 2009 5:29:57 PM
    Investigates links between debased language and failed education policies.
  • Nov 17, 2008 4:39:41 PM
    Visuals are a great tool to help with student comprehension as well as make for a more exciting class. Unfortunately, not all classrooms are equipped for this type of learning but most schools will have a multi-media room that can be utilized on an "as needed" basis. In addition, the presentation could involve graphics and images using less technology based methods.
  • Nov 1, 2008 6:20:06 PM
    In the last few years the number of left handed persons has increased dramatically. This is partly because left handed children are not forced to use the right hand for writing any more but are rather encouraged to use whichever hand the child shows a preference to. Previously a left handed child was always corrected and encouraged to use the right hand.
  • Oct 19, 2008 1:52:30 AM
    Dr. Robert Sylwester is an educator of educators, having received multiple awards during his long career as a master communicator of the implications of brain science research for education and learning. His most recent book is The Adolescent Brain: Reaching for Autonomy (Corwin Press, 2007). He is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon. I am honored to interview him today.
  • Sep 25, 2008 8:11:32 PM
    Educational theorists, from philosophers like Socrates and Rousseau to researchers like Howard Gardner today, have addressed theories of learning. Many of their ideas continue to influence homeschoolers as well as traditional educators.
  • Sep 21, 2008 10:54:59 PM
    A funny topic? No! It is very serious. As an English teacher, do you make your students learn what they need to know? There are courses all over the world that promise a Himalayan change in every learner. I don’t think the learners have got what they want in most occasions.
  • Sep 18, 2008 7:54:00 PM
    One of the hottest topics in education today is the issue of homework. It affects teachers, parents and students alike. Homework does have a purpose but in recent years teachers have abused its application. If teachers would return to the proper use of homework, I believe homework would no longer be such an ugly word.
  • Sep 11, 2008 10:53:54 PM
    Going to class is surely a boring routine to go through especially when you have to do it everyday. There is no doubt that at one point or another before you step out of home to head to school, you have anticipated or even wondered what the lectures will be like. However, there are ways for you to make the most out of class.
  • Sep 7, 2008 7:27:37 PM
    Each learner and each learning experience is unique; yet educators can identify patterns in the learning process. Designing effective learning requirements requires a clear understanding of, and attention to, both commonalities and differences in the learners and the learning.
  • Sep 4, 2008 2:15:11 AM
    New Research: How Kids Triple Their Math Skills. Remember the expression, It is All Greek to Me? Algebra is comparable to Chinese to 3rd and 4th grade American students. But wait, there is more.
  • Sep 2, 2008 7:49:23 PM
    Throughout life you and I learn through many avenues. While in school and at work assignments and tasks are made which rely on your capability to learn. Since positive change happens, the learning is continuous.
  • Sep 2, 2008 7:39:52 PM
    Although academic excellence is not a requirement of overall happiness and quality of life of a person, being successful in school, regardless of whether one is successful in academics or sports can be seen to be a kind of foundation for a person's future. When one is successful in school, he or she will have more direction and focus in life.
  • Sep 2, 2008 7:30:18 PM
    In today's society, everyone must think about "Future Proofing" them selves. There was a time when leaving school marked the end of learning. Unfortunately, it's not like that today. What you know, understand and can do when you start work becomes quickly outdated.
  • Sep 1, 2008 6:32:08 PM
    You can significantly enrich your learning by incorporating the following building blocks.
  • Sep 1, 2008 5:57:14 PM
    The word "cognition" is defined as "the act of knowing" or "knowledge." Cognitive skills therefore refer to those skills that make it possible for us to know. It should be noted that there is nothing that any human being knows, or can do, that he has not learned.
  • Aug 29, 2008 10:23:01 PM
    Have you ever wondered how we learn? Why are some people able to achieve tremendous success while others receive mediocre results although both groups receive the same learning materials? Was it because these successful people are smarter or more talented than the rest of us?
  • Aug 29, 2008 10:14:56 PM
    Assigning homework serves various educational needs. It serves as an intellectual discipline, establishes study habits, eases time constraints on the amount of curricular material that can be covered in class, and supplements and reinforces work done in school. In addition, it fosters student initiative, independence, and responsibility and brings home and school closer together.
  • Aug 17, 2008 2:08:47 AM
    So much is made about the importance of learning styles and teaching methods. Here is a simplified breakdown of four basic learning styles and three basic modalities and my personal experience in using them.
  • Aug 12, 2008 6:37:11 PM
    What's one of the things all successful students have in common? The can memorize easily. They remember the facts and details of battles in history, the formulas in math and the unending list of elements in science. So what can you do to help your child develop memory strategies that can instantly help them be more successful in school?