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Be a Wikipedia Editor From Wired How-To Wiki Let's get one thing out there first: Anybody can edit Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. In that sense, anyone can be a Wikipedia editor. However, to be trusted within the Wikipedia community requires a bit more effort. Theories of Learning - Learning: Theory and Research Behaviorist teaching methods have proven most successful in areas where there is a “correct” response or easily memorized material. Background View of Knowledge View of Learning View of Motivation Implications for Teaching Background Methodological behaviorism began as a reaction against the introspective psychology that dominated the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education There have been some rumblings that TED Talks may have jumped the shark–a topic our own Nathan Jurgenson took on recently. Either way, there have been some worthwhile talks given on ideas for changing education, and the folks over at TED have done us all a solid by piling 10 of them together in a single post, starting with the ubiquitous Ken Robinson “Bring on the Learning Revolution,” then including Emily Pilloton’s ideas on design in learning, Dan Meyer’s ideas on a potential math makeover, and Diana Laufenberg on the importance of mistakes.. You may have caught most of them, but if you haven’t here’s your chance. If you’re not sure where to start, give Laufenberg’s thoughts on failure a listen. 1. Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

The Role of Questions in Teaching, Thinking and Le One of the reasons that instructors tend to overemphasize "coverage" over "engaged thinking" is that they assume that answers can be taught separate from questions. Indeed, so buried are questions in established instruction that the fact that all assertions — all statements that this or that is so — are implicit answers to questions is virtually never recognized. For example, the statement that water boils at 100 degrees centigrade is an answer to the question "At what temperature centigrade does water boil?"

CTL Events - Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching Below is a list of memorable lectures on teaching, organized according to topic, by teaching-award-winning Stanford faculty. Click on the links immediately below to jump to the topic or talk that interests you. Topics: Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Documents to Help You Get Started The Hunger Games Project Documents Below are sample project-based learning documents from teachers Mary Mobley (English) and Michael Chambers (world history) of Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas. They team-teach a sophomore world studies class.

Routes Into Languages Our research projects have published their results. Public Service Interpreting and Translation As part of the Routes into Languages programme of work, the LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies commissioned research to explore Public Service Interpreting and Translation training provision in higher education in England, and the role of higher education in supporting the profession and the sector. The project was scoped by a group of experts working as teachers and researchers in the field of study. Read more Community languages in higher education The Thinking Classroom: Ways of Thinking Effective thinking-centered instruction aims to achieve two educational objectives: To cultivate the active use of knowledge, and To help students become self-regulated learners. Toward that end, this section of The Thinking Classroom highlights four thinking-centered approaches for infusing high-level thinking instruction into your regular curriculum. The Ways of Teaching Thinking region features a preview and description of each of the approaches. Why These Four Approaches? The four approaches to teaching thinking represent some of the research and products of the Harvard's Cognitive Skills Group.

The Socratic Method The Socratic Method:Teaching by Asking Instead of by Tellingby Rick Garlikov The following is a transcript of a teaching experiment, using the Socratic method, with a regular third grade class in a suburban elementary school. I present my perspective and views on the session, and on the Socratic method as a teaching tool, following the transcript. The class was conducted on a Friday afternoon beginning at 1:30, late in May, with about two weeks left in the school year. Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore.

7th Graders Publish Their Own Textbook Mac Life wrote an article titled Super 7th Graders Publish Their Own eBook to the iBookstore. It explains the project in more detail. "Each student has to choose an organisms they wanted to study and were required to submit their topic for approval.

People calling for reform are in 2 camps: either going back to standardisation of classical languages (including math) or accepting that change has occurred and inventing a new "lingua franca" ie. images worth 1,000 words and video worth 100,000 words. by pauljacobson Dec 18