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Learning Styles Don't Exist

Learning Styles Don't Exist

ClipNabber - download videos from Dailymotion, Veoh, Youtube, Metacafe and more! Waiting for the Real Superman: A Christian School Closes the Achievement Gap | This Is Our City Nearly 15 years ago, Russ Gregg began doubting that he understood what it meant to love his neighbor. Living in the Phillips neighborhood of urban Minneapolis, he commuted every day to the upscale suburb of Edina, where he was an administrator at the private Christian academy where his children attended school. The question—"Does it mean that everything I want for my children, I should want for my neighbor's children as well?"—began to haunt him. After resigning from his position in Edina, Gregg began the process of cofounding Hope Academy, a private K-12 Christian school in one of the most economically challenged, ethnically diverse regions of the Twin Cities. And it's hard to argue with the claim that something remarkable is happening here: Hope's 2010 "Hope by the Numbers" report indicates that its students, most of whom live in the surrounding neighborhoods, are performing at twice the level of the city's public school students.

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ The fields of psychology and education were revolutionized 30 years ago when the now world-renowned psychologist Howard Gardner published his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” which detailed a new model of human intelligence that went beyond the traditional view that there was a single kind that could be measured by standardized tests. (You can read his account of how he came up with the theory here.) Gardner’s theory initially listed seven intelligences which work together: linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal and intrapersonal; he later added an eighth, naturalist intelligence and says there may be a few more. Gardner now teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. By Howard Gardner It’s been 30 years since I developed the notion of “multiple intelligences.” First a word about “MI theory.” Two problems. Problem #2. Here’s my considered judgment about the best way to parse this lexical terrain: 1.

The Amazing YouTube Tools Collection By P Chandra Updated Google This is a collection of the best Youtube tools, hacks, mashups and top ways to download Youtube videos. YouTube is the most popular site to share your favorite videos. Recently YouTube was acquired by Google for a few billion dollars. Here is a collection of several YouTube third party tools which enhance your YouTube experience. Save and Download YouTube Videos KeepVid – Download videos direct from most video sites like YouTube.Save YouTube Videos – paste the youtube video url and download the video.Delutube – Lets you view deleted Youtube videos.TubeSock – grabs YouTube videos from the web and copies them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable.VideoDL – is a quick AJAX application that allows you to download online video into your computer. Photo by Photochiel Top Youtube Third party tools Integrate YouTube In Your Site or Blog Top / Best YouTube Videos Services Suggest new Youtube tools in the comments

What is Working Memory and Why Does it Matter? Remember the day when someone rattled off a phone number while you just hoped against hope you'd recall the string of digits as you were dialing? That was working memory toiling away. With the advent of cell phones, you may no longer use it this way very often. But working memory still plays a central role in learning and our daily lives. If working memory is weak, it can trip up just about anyone. What Is Working Memory? Working memory is your brain's Post-it note, says Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. You can think of working memory as the active part of your memory system. Brief by design, working memory involves a short-term use of memory and attention, adds Matthew Cruger, PhD, neuropsychologist with the Learning and Diagnostics Center at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. Types of Working Memory “You can't overemphasize how often working memory is used in the classroom,” says Cruger.

This is not a lesson plan. Coming into student teaching I was really confident about my lesson planning abilities. I was a bit worried about classroom management, designing assessments, and handling the demands of a first-year teacher…but lesson plans? Ha. I aced every single one of them during college. We were teaching Frankenstein when I finally got a chance to craft my very own lesson to teach. This is not a lesson plan. Huh, I thought? My pride took a hit that day, but I had learned a very important “lesson”. Lessons About Lesson Planning As a third-year teacher I thought I knew it all. Using technology in the classroom had sparked my creativity as a teacher and led me to connecting online, reading blogs, and trying out a lot of new ideas with my students. One day I had a formal observation with my assistant principal coming in to view my class. The lesson went off without a hitch. This is not really a lesson plan. Huh? I thought the students were engaged…and they were. Looking For the Wrong Lessons

Anne Murphy Paul: Why Floundering Makes Learning Better Call it the “learning paradox”: the more you struggle and even fail while you’re trying to master new information, the better you’re likely to recall and apply that information later. The learning paradox is at the heart of “productive failure,” a phenomenon identified by Manu Kapur, a researcher at the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore. Kapur points out that while the model adopted by many teachers and employers when introducing others to new knowledge — providing lots of structure and guidance early on, until the students or workers show that they can do it on their own — makes intuitive sense, it may not be the best way to promote learning. Rather, it’s better to let the neophytes wrestle with the material on their own for a while, refraining from giving them any assistance at the start. (MORE: Paul: The Secret to Grace Under Pressure) With one group of students, the teacher provided strong “scaffolding” — instructional support — and feedback.

Education Working Paper 6 | The Teachability Index: Can Disadvantaged Students Learn? Education Working PaperNo. 6 September 2004 The Teachability Index: Can Disadvantaged Students Learn? Jay P. Executive Summary Student “teachability”—the personal advantages and disadvantages that students bring to school with them—plays an important role in public discussion of education policy. These claims are rarely subjected to serious scrutiny. The Teachability Index shows that students today are actually somewhat easier to teach than they were thirty years ago. The states with the highest scores on the Teachability Index were North Dakota, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and South Dakota. We also compare the teachability levels of students in each state with their academic outcomes. In particular, states with more school choice or stronger accountability testing demonstrate better school performance. The states with the highest scores on the School Performance Index were Montana, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, and North Carolina. Introduction Method The Teachability Index