Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading. Trina is an eighth grader trapped in her own prison.
She has every excuse in the book and is often referred to as just unmotivated. But I don't buy that story. Not at all. To a five-year-old, learning is exciting. While some are academic naturals, others lag. Learners are motivated by three factors: desire to learn, incentives, or fear of failure. But certainly you aren't reading this blog for that bleak truth. University of Minnesota instructor Martha Farrell Erickson, PhD, (2003) identifies the "critical ingredients for healthy child and youth development" as the Three C's. Connection Brain research reveals that if students feel happy and comfortable, they are more apt to retain learning. Reader Self-Perception Scale: Determine which students need more encouragement and how to approach each one individually. Contribution In the book Bridging Cultures Between Home and School, Elise Trumbull et al. discuss collectivist cultures.
Competence And succeed she will. Study: Parents’ Education Key Factor in Student Achievement - Higher Education. June 25, 2015 | : by Jamaal Abdul-Alim When it comes to meeting “college readiness benchmarks” on the ACT, first-generation college students generally trail their peers who have more highly educated parents — a reality that makes it less likely for them to succeed in college, a new report released Wednesday shows.
Beginners Guide to Evaluation. Report: 6 of 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills. Research Report: 6 of 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills By Dian Schaffhauser06/11/15 Digital natives aren't as tech-savvy as they think they are — at least, not according to their bosses.
American millennials (those between the ages of 16 and 34) may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn't translated to technology competence. While they spend an average of 35 hours every week on digital media, nearly six out of 10 millennials can't do basic tasks such as sorting, searching for and emailing data from a spreadsheet. Those are the findings of a research project that analyzed data from an assessment of adult competencies that tests cognitive and workplace skills. AIR specifically examined results of "Problem Solving in Technology Rich Environments" for 5,000 test-takers in the United States, aged 16 to 64. That gap could impair millennial earning power. The story doesn't end there, however. Want to Be a Better Presenter? Turn to These 5 Learning Resources. I don’t know about you, but I love taking advantage of the slowness at work during the summer months to learn new skill sets or polish up on existing talents.
It’s a great time to experiment, catch-up on existing trends, and deep-dive into items I had been meaning to touch for several weeks. Long story short, I love the summer because it allows me grow. As a presenter, growth is essential. Express 10.19 - Field Notes: The Day I Ditched Points. My Approach To Digital Content Curation. My Approach To Digital Content Curation by Steven Anderson, Presenter at tlipad.com.
I spend a great deal of time looking up stuff. Whether that stuff is blog posts to get a pulse on what is happening in the edusphere or researching new tools to share with teachers, I come across a wide variety of resources that I need to save, catalog and be able to come back to later. Curation is a large part of my day. Wait. Gathering ResourcesOrganizing ResourcesSharing Resources Gathering Resources – The Internet has allowed us to retrieve as much information on any topic as we wish, from pretty much any source we want. CAM_1506DG. A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs : NPR Ed. "Instead of focusing on courses and credits students need to take, we're going to focus on the skills and knowledge they need to have to enter the classroom," says Arthur Levine, the president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Cargo/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption itoggle caption Cargo/ImageZoo/Corbis "Instead of focusing on courses and credits students need to take, we're going to focus on the skills and knowledge they need to have to enter the classroom," says Arthur Levine, the president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Cargo/ImageZoo/Corbis For decades, Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, has tried to imagine a new kind of institution for training teachers.
This week, Levine and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced a $30 million partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the goal of creating a better model for teacher training. A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs : NPR Ed. Three Top Technological Strategies For Postgraduate / Doctoral Success. Today, approximately 40 to 45% of US students entering universities for some form of doctoral degree failed to complete within six years .
The statistics change according to the general class of the institution. As an example, students attending an Ivy League university have an 85-95% chance of completion , while those at State run public universities more widely report 50% in five years . Those concerned with special populations: minority students, the older, online, or working adults report statistics as low as 30% . Behind these data are not only stories of disappointment and disillusionment, but also loss of tax revenue , increased costs overall of Higher Education (Gansemer-Topf & Schuh, 2006; Schneider & Yin, 2011) , and loss of local community leadership that these people, as graduates, would have provided. 3 Strategies For Employing Technology Aimed At Postgraduate Studies 1. 2. 3.
The Condition of Education 2015. Report: 6 of 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills. Class size has 'little influence' on the quality of teaching, expert says. • Small class sizes 'top priority for 2 in 5 parents' • Pupil numbers at a record high, figures show In his paper, entitled, “What Doesn’t Work in Education: The Politics of Distraction”, Professor Hattie wrote: “Reducing class sizes is an innovation that certainly appeases parents, teachers and school leaders.
Parents see reducing class size as a proxy to more attention being paid to their children. “School leaders see it as a proxy for more resources… and teachers argue it is less stressful and more effective to deal with fewer students.” However, speaking with the Daily Telegraph, Professor Hattie said lowering class sizes “does increase achievement but the effect is very small”.
He added: “The change is small because teachers don’t change their teaching when the size changes. He said, however, that in the UK schools were incentivised to lower the ratio between teacher and student because that is a way to get extra funds. College Tech’s Not What It Used to Be — It’s Better. “When I was in college, we had to go to the library to do research, and we couldn’t use personal computers for homework assignments.”
That’s something I’ve heard from almost all of my professors, or anyone who went to college more than 10 to 15 years ago. And because I’ve had a computer in my house for as long as I can remember, it’s also a concept that’s unimaginable to me. Unlike my professors, I’ve always considered my notebook to be my most valuable resource on campus. It not only allows me to perform research, write papers and manage email but also helps me to keep up with my friends from high school via social media. Beyond that, my university’s learning management system keeps track of all my classes and gives professors a platform for assigning homework, sending messages to students and releasing grades. Students can write blog posts and comment on their classmates’ entries, all within the LMS. Report: 6 of 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills.
Report: 6 of 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills.