Learning

Learning is a process of acquiring knowledge, but more crucially acquiring the habits and tendencies to transfer that knowledge in personally meaningful circumstances.

How The Memory Works In Learning

How The Memory Works In Learning By Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed. Teachers are the caretakers of the development of students’ highest brain during the years of its most extensive changes. As such, they have the privilege and opportunity to influence the quality and quantity of neuronal and connective pathways so all children leave school […]

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10 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning

10 Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning by Andrea Leyden Learning is about reaching your full potential and can help you achieve self-actualization, the highest need identified by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. However, traditional education generally has a beginning and an end which culminates in taking tests. Lifelong learning preserves an individual’s desire to obtain […]

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The Challenge Of Personalizing Learning In Real-Time

The Challenge Of Personalizing Learning In Real-Time by Dr. Philip Lanoue The conversation on the need to use student achievement data in education is fast-tracking its importance in today’s classrooms. But with so much data now directed at school leaders, teachers and students  – how do you make sense of it all? First and foremost, […]

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What Does College Ready Really Mean, Anyway?

What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway? by Terry Heick Yesterday, I was talking to my 14 year old daughter yesterday about the kinds of skills that translate to academic success. I also actually used the sterile phrase “academic success.” This was an important distinction, as she’s home-schooled (another term I dislike) and learns through […]

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The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular

The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular by Mike Anderson Few would argue with the importance of educating the whole child. Even in today’s age of standardized testing and emphasis on academic standards, perhaps even because of this recent emphasis, educators are increasingly aware of the need to nurture students’ complete development. […]

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A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work

A Student-Led, Flipped, Inquiry-Based Learning Classroom Doing Authentic Work by Jane Healey, Ph.D. A recent popular magazine asked what education will be like for the class of 2025.  While the accompanying article mostly rehashed the ongoing debate between content and process, I saw the cover and had a one-word answer: research. Knowledge is more accessible […]

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The Benefits Of Learning Through Field Trips

The Benefits Of Learning Through Field Trips by Steve Berer, musexplore.net If you are going on a field trip, it is important to prepare your students by developing their visual literacy, and by integrating the trip actively into your curriculum. However, important as that is, it is not enough. The museum (and field trip) experience takes place in […]

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‘The Want Of Peace’ By Wendell Berry

‘The Want Of Peace’ By Wendell Berry by Terry Heick There can’t be higher recreation than contentment. This is at odds with our natural pattern to constantly seek new and more. Thus is born our daily struggle. Poet, farmer, essayist, and teacher Wendell Berry laments his own “lack of simple things” in ‘The Want of Peace,’ […]

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