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 Stress Changes A Student’s Brain: The Neurology Of ‘Pressure’

How Stress Changes A Student’s Brain: The Neurology Of ‘Pressure’  by Judy Willis From neuroimaging and correlated neurocognitive research, we’ve seen the impact of stress on neural processing of information and behavior output. A prominent structure in this system is the amygdala deep in the network brain’s emotionally responsive limbic system. The amygdala is a switching […]

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The Highest Result Of Education Is A Kind Of Tolerance

The Highest Result Of Education Is A Kind Of Tolerance by Terry Heick All learning should result in personal change. Pushed further, all learning should then result in both personal and social change (being that society is a simply a collection of individuals and their habits). These are two of the measuring sticks I’ve always […]

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25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens

25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens by TeachThought Staff It can be difficult to get the majority of teenagers to show a natural interest in or appreciation for poetry. And actually, as soon as I wrote that I realized that the same could most likely be said for most of the population, unfortunately. […]

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Is Chunking The Foundation To Complex Learning?

Is Chunking The Foundation To Complex Learning? by Michael Simmons, Author & Entrepreneur Imagine you’re playing speed chess. With a blindfold. With multiple games going at once. At the 2015 Sohn conference, the highest-ranked chess player in history, Magnus Carlsen did exactly this, and it’s a feat to behold. Carlsen quickly makes his moves (navigating 60,000+ […]

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A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know

  A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know by Terry Heick What is transfer? In “Using Self-Transfer To Drive 21st Century Assessment,” I offered that transfer was “the practice of applying knowledge or meaning from a familiar context to an unfamiliar context.” Further, “This movement requires re-contextualizing what they know, […]

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Why We Should Encourage Students To Fail

Why We Should Encourage Students To Fail contributed by Saga Briggs “The question, ‘Would you go back and undo your errors’ is unanswerable. It’s only useful to ask, what wisdom have you learned from your misjudgments that will help you going forward?” –David Brooks In the early 1990s, researcher Kevin Dunbar conducted an investigation into […]

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