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How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach
Proposals to "professionalize teaching" are popular today, but agreement about what this should entail is elusive. At Deans for Impact, an organization composed of leaders of programs that prepare new teachers, we believe that part of what distinguishes members of a profession is general agreement on a body of domain-specific knowledge that is relevant to practice. We recently released "The Science of Learning," a report that summarizes the cognitive science related to how students learn. The principles in this post are drawn from that report. Teachers will always need to use their knowledge of students and content to make professional judgments about classroom practice. However, we believe the art of teaching should also be informed by a robust understanding of the learning sciences so that teachers can align their decisions with our profession's best understanding of how students learn. 6 Scientific Principles Every Teacher Should Know 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Science of Learning

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180 Days Challenge Congratulations! You finished the year. Now that it’s June, how did you do? How many kids did you help succeed? How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.” That’s a disconcerting message, and hard to believe at first. But it’s also unexpectedly liberating, because Carey further explains that many things we think of as detractors from learning — like forgetting, distractions, interruptions or sleeping rather than hitting the books — aren’t necessarily bad after all. They can actually work in your favor, according to a body of research that offers surprising insights and simple, doable strategies for learning more effectively. Society has ingrained in us “a monkish conception of what learning is, of you sitting with your books in your cell,” Carey told MindShift.

How to (Easily!) Integrate Science Into Reading and Writing This post originally appeared on the blog Mrs. Richardson’s Class. Science was, hands down, a favorite time in my class for all of my students year after year! We were not only able to explore fun topics, but we were able to get our hands dirty and carry the topic throughout the day as we learned reading and writing skills. And let’s be honest — with everything that I had to cover with reading, writing, and math, science time always seemed squished. I never felt like I was giving it enough attention no matter how hard I tried.

Process-Folios: Peeking Into A Student’s Head What educator hasn’t wished they could get inside a student’s head – if even just for a moment – to really understand how she thinks, learns, and what she still needs to do to grasp a concept or lesson? Process portfolios (also known as “process-folios”) provide an opportunity to not only peek inside a student’s progression toward mastery, but also to get the student more actively engaged in understanding his own learning process. You may think to yourself: Oh sure, I know all about portfolio assessment — that’s when students present a big senior project before a panel of community members.

How Students Learn 60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves by Terry Heick Motivating and engaging students is the goal of most teachers–priming them to receive instruction, or otherwise align themselves to a pre-set process you’ve sketched out that you hope will yield a learning goal you selected beforehand. Problem Solving Fun for Kids- Busy Water App - STEM Activities for Kids Problem Solving Fun for Kids with the Busy Water App Do you have a student or a child at home who could benefit from a little more perseverance? I think we all know someone who could. The Most Basic Things eLearning Professionals Need to Know About Learning Understanding how the mind processes information and stores it is vital to educators, instructional designers and eLearning professionals. Simply stated, if you don’t know how the mind works, you have no way of knowing how to design material that will ensure success for your students. Information processing theory is a subject that has been studied, discussed and debated so much that a lot of the information available conflicts. However, there are a few basic principles that are generally agreed upon.

freebie friday and good character bingo - More Than a Worksheet The world of blogging has opened my eyes to so many resources. For example, I just discovered Freebie Friday hosted by Teaching Blog Addict. Every Friday, teachers post FREE activities. How to Cope With Frustrated Child in Elementary School It’s common for grade-schoolers to push their parents’ buttons sometimes. But there may be times when your child has strong reactions that seem to come out of nowhere. You might think he’s simply testing limits (or your patience). Instead, his reactions may be outbursts of frustration related to his learning and attention issues. Knowing what’s behind his behavior can help you keep your cool. It can also help you respond in a way that lowers the tension level between you and gives him another way to cope.

4 Steps to Real Learning Infographic Teacher Infographics 4 Steps to Real Learning Infographic 4 Steps to Real Learning Infographic The 4 Steps to Real Learning Infographic presents 4 steps a teacher can do today to help make learning more real, along with practical strategies/suggestions for each: Redesign feedbackEvaluate learning throughout the lessonAsk students questions about interests and goals to incorporate in learning,Link to the outside world with real-world connections or actual problems to solve. Is your feedback specific and direct? Book Donation Application : Kids Need To Read – Giving Children's Books to Libraries in Need Kids Need to Read provides books, periodicals, and literacy resources to schools, libraries, and other organizations that administer literacy programs to children and adolescents. A school, library, or organization receiving books from Kids Need to Read must be a governmental agency or 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization located in the United States or its territories. These organizations must serve at least 50% of children living at or below the national poverty rate. Please fill in all of the required information listed below. Answer all questions completely.

Three Domains of Learning - Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor - The Second Principle ©Leslie Owen Wilson all rights reserved Contact Leslie Three domains of learning – What are the differences between the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor taxonomies? There are three main domains of learning and all teachers should know about them and use them to construct lessons. Towards Maturity The Towards Maturity Learning Landscape Audit (LLA) is a survey tool that helps businesses understand more comprehensively how their staff learn, both formally and informally. Find out how Learning Landscape can support your Learning at Work Week. The LLA helps put the learner at the centre of L&D strategy by challenging our assumptions about how people learn what they need to do their jobs. It helps mitigate risk when introducing new programmes or new models of learning and provides qualified information to support new learning technology strategies. Independent research into the workplace-learning environment can provide critical insights for any organisation looking to engage and understand their workforce.

Simplify Your Life With an All-in-One Teacher Organizer Oh, how I used to envy all the organized teachers in my life. I’d see them busily working on their lesson plans for the next month while I scurried around looking for the misplaced sticky note that held my “plans” for that afternoon. At the end of each day I’d wistfully look at their spotless desks while combing through the piles that obscured my own. I tried to be organized, I really did.