Have benefits of a growth mindset been overstated? In the education world, fixed mind-set is usually contrasted with growth mind-set.
In this context, fixed mind-set refers to students holding the idea that their cognitive abilities, including their intelligence, are set at birth, and they just have to accept their limitations. With a growth mind-set, however, the student recognizes that, although it might be difficult, they can grow their abilities. A growth mind-set has been associated with a much better approach to learning and improved academic achievement, but new research suggests that this difference has been over-stated.
A recent meta-analysis of growth mind-set research found that over half the effect sizes weren't significantly different from zero (157 of 273 effect sizes),a small number (16) actually found a negative association between growth mind-set and academic achievement, anda little over a third (100) were significant and positive. The study found that Age was not a factor, nor was at-risk status. Metamemory. Research has found that people are most likely to successfully apply appropriate learning and remembering strategies when they have also been taught general information about how the mind works.
The more you understand about how memory works, the more likely you are to benefit from instruction in particular memory skills. When you have a good general understanding of how memory works, different learning strategies make much more sense. You will remember them more easily, because they are part of your general understanding. You will be able to adapt them to different situations, because you understand why they work and which aspects are important. You will be able to recognize which skills are useful in different situations. [taken from The Memory Key]
Choice page. [infographic] Fake news or real news? 10 tips to getting the facts for yourself - Stone Soup Creative. I read a good article today on NPR’s All Tech Considered, Fake Or Real?
How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts. Except I figure people who aren’t schooled in figuring out the difference aren’t likely to be reading an NPR article. So I quickly put together this infographic based on the article and a link provided to a google doc, False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources, prepared by Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College. Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News. This article is available also in Deutsch, Español, Français and العربية.
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Up to this point, those good-hearted yet unfortunate rube-seekers haven’t found what they were looking for here. In the words of William Wallace’s Uncle Argyle, “That is something we shall have to remedy, isn’t it?” Uncle Argyle’s accent rocks. While my speaking and listening rubrics for the CCSS aren’t going to win me a gold star in an Ed Theory class, they do effectively tell me whether my students have it, are on the way to getting it, or are showing no evidence of getting it. In other words, they may not be sexy, but they work. For any graded debate or discussion, I give the students one skill from the Speaking and Listening standards that I want them to focus on. The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2015 – So Far. As regular readers know, I teach an International Baccalaureate “Theory of Knowledge” class (in fact, this year I teach two of them!).
Our school structures our IB program a bit differently from many others by having a whole lot of students take individual IB classes; we have relatively few who are taking all IB classes in order to get the IB diploma. Teaching Knowledge Questions In IB Theory Of Knowledge. “Knowledge Questions” are a key element of International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge classes.
And they can be tricky, both for teachers and students, who have to develop ones throughout the course and particularly for their Oral Presentation. I’ve previously posted about this challenge at The Best Posts On Teaching TOK “Knowledge Questions.” How to Have Great Classroom Discussions. How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars. How To Get A Liberal Arts Education (Without Going To University) Even though Liberal Arts degrees typically fall at the bottom of the education hierarchy, I think it’s one of the most valuable educations for the future.
Why? Because nobody can predict which job skills will stay in-demand in the future but what we do know we will need lots of people who are flexible, have wide understanding of the world and are excellent communicators. The Liberal Arts has a bad reputation because it often attracts the slackers who go to University more for the country club atmosphere, the keg parties or because their parents gave them no other option. In computer science, math or sciences you can fall behind very quickly if you don’t do the daily work but in the Liberal Arts many people succeed at “bullshiting” their way through a degree with last minute essays and cramming right before exams. Fact checking and fake news lesson plans - The ultimate teacher guide. The internet comes with an overload of information.
Though this is a benefit to most teachers and students, internet has a dark side. Photoshop shows you pictures of things that didn’t actually happen, websites have articles with fake content, and amateur journalists invent impressive statistics that are actually a hoax. On the internet, anything may look real, but it isn’t. Think twice before you cite. Documents Alive. Gamification. Online Advocacy.