Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World
I recently started a blog and posed some questions that are constantly on my mind. I'd love to hear some constructive feedback about what others are thinking about the same subjects.
Added by Michael Randall on May 21, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments
I am now sitting in front of sixteen young men and women who are being forced to take a test that mean little to them. In fact, I am informed it is a low priority test. They are told they have to take these standardized tests in order to equate the success of their education. Most of them realize the test is not for them but rather to quantitate how well their teachers teach and schools succeed.
All of the students…Continue
Added by James G. Fabiano on May 17, 2013 at 5:34am — No Comments
I wonder how the so called educated members of elite and the governments manned by their kinds allow education to reinforce the societal divisions. There exists two distinct sets of educational system, one for helping the moneyed people to secure good salaried jobs and the other for spreading mere literacy among majority of low-income groups. This is sheer dishonesty and hypocrisy on the part of the political leaders, educationists and planners vis-a-vis the tall talks about the subject.…Continue
Added by Satyabrata Barik on April 13, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments
Suzuki, a third grader, loved to read, she could memorize poetry and drama scripts for class plays. She loved school but hated math. She was clearly moving towards Premature "Mathicide" Syndrome. While the majority of US adults have Permanent "Mathicide" Syndrome, why did this happen to Suzuki so early?
Suzuki was my fifth elementary student. Before I accept a tutor challenge, a family interview is required. Suzuki's mom explained that the teacher was concerned…
Added by Dirk Malcolm Horton on April 10, 2013 at 4:29pm — No Comments
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Added by Dirk Malcolm Horton on April 9, 2013 at 11:02pm — No Comments
We don’t know the next time we will be offering this. So you better take a close look if you really want to gain that Positive Mental Attitude you keep hearing so much about. Amazing Truths will be…
Added by Shannon Panzo PhD on April 9, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments
The Posterous Blogging Platform closes 30 April 2013 so I'm having to move my 8 Blogs I have there.
I'm experimenting with ScoopIT as a substitute host ... see ...
Added by Shamblesguru on March 6, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments
Originally appeared 6/12/12 on www.raisingautodidacts.com
A question that all homeschoolers have been asked at least once is whether or not their children are being adequately socialized.
You have to understand that this tends to make us a little cranky. Homeschooling is verging on becoming mainstream -- the socialization question is becoming as obsolete as the school system that supposedly offers these all…Continue
Added by Angela Harris on March 1, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments
I recognize the impact my beliefs have on how I feel and behave. Believing something about a situation determines how events progress. What I think and feel about another person affects how I relate to that person. My beliefs in myself determine how I perform.
However, I can choose what I believe. If I want to see a situation differently, I have the power to do so.
My beliefs are particularly important when I am relating to others. If I believe a person has certain…
Added by Shannon Panzo PhD on February 27, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments
Graham Bell and Einstein are two brilliant minds of science who struggled due to learning disabilities. Learning disabilities don’t necessarily affect aptitude, yet how students are taught and directed impacts social and educational achievements. Today’s minds are the brilliant scientists, teachers, and mothers of the future. Proper schooling and social adjustment within warrants the attention of those doctoring and administering laws regarding the trajectory of special education.…Continue
Added by David Miller on February 26, 2013 at 1:40am — No Comments
Here is a document from a book written by Robin Lee Harris Freedman on Writing Styles and Understanding. It gives a nice summary of how to use writing to help students engage in understanding and the linkage between the writing style and Bloom's taxonomy. Does this seem useful as a tool to help students come to a deeper understanding of ideas through the writing process? Can we use more…
Added by Robert Ryshke on February 22, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
Hi dear all,
Remember that as we write, we try to convey our ideas to the reader in a way that he/she can easily get what we have intended to express. So read this free writing, and please do the followings:
A- Correct the mistakes if any
B-Make the ideas clearer by adding or…Continue
Added by Only For English Learning on February 21, 2013 at 3:27am — No Comments
Hi everyone here.
These are two paragraphs (a body and a conclusion of an argumentative essay about borrowing money. Please read them well and do correct the errors by highlighting ur correction in brackets…Continue
Added by Only For English Learning on February 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
It is acknowledged that tools help with the "perception" of knowledge. The magnifying glass, the telescope, and the microscope were objects that opened up an entirely new world. It is also acknowledged that people's fingers are too big to examine an amoeba, and people can't just walk up to the moon.
The other biggie in the knowledge game was "the drawing", the recording of information, but further to this was the "sequential" recording of data, which led…
Added by Vera Saar on February 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Correct this sentence please:
However, during the period from 1988 to 1989, the economy has experienced severe economic shock led to a high inflation rate reached around 25.7% and a negative economic growth in touch with…Continue
Added by Only For English Learning on February 10, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
When I saw this statement in a recent discussion... on another education forum on a different site, I went cold.
My feeling is that such a statement is only true if you create a situation where people are taught to believe it.....
It seems to me that this is one of those self-fulfilling prophesies…Continue
Added by Vera Saar on February 9, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments
"Both parents should assume equal responsibility in raising a child.
A-Do you agree or disagree with it?
B-Write down one or two reasons supporting your agreement or disagreement in full…Continue
Added by Only For English Learning on February 7, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
This is about me and my family and I do love my family.My parents are well-educated people.My brother's name's Zaid, 9 years old. The town where I live is about 180 km from the capital city.I…Continue
Added by Only For English Learning on February 6, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments
RSID's (Rhode Island School Of Design) participation in promoting STEAM, is only part of a greater groundswell of the appreciation of a balanced, project based learning platform.
Art and science ALSO encompasses the humanities. I have spoken to this in terms of the process of creating animation (Animating STEM) regarding the idea of knowledge being relayed through story AND the subtext of metaphor. When one sees the multiple levels of learning, complementing and resonating between…
Added by Vera Saar on February 5, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments