Posts tagged Learning
Posts tagged Learning
Best Group blog: Ecology of Education — Insightful posts on a range of edu-topics by big thinkers.
Individual Tweeter: @EdReformPR — Sarcastic, humorous, clever, and occasionally ridiculous.
Administrator Blog: A Space for Learning by @PamMoran — Intelligent, progressive, steeped in the space between pedagogical theory and practical application.
Best Open PD: Global Education Conference — The global reach connects educators and thinkers from around the world, empowering them through collaboration and networking.
Lifetime Achievement: @DianeRavitch — Having dedicated enough time to education to see the fruits of her efforts and then to have the courage to stand against the very reforms she championed has made her a model for reflective learning. Her work continues to influence on a broad scale.
Free Web Tool: Learner Sketch Tool — Empowering learners of all ages to better understand and leverage their own learner profiles to meet their goals. Increases metacognition and gives teachers and students a starting point for dialoguing about authentic personalized learning.
Below are the 12 Brain Rules developed by John Medina. You can find the original list in his book “Brain Rules” and on his Brain Rules website.
EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.
SURVIVAL | Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.
WIRING | Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.
ATTENTION | Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
SHORT-TERM MEMORY | Rule #5: Repeat to remember.
LONG-TERM MEMORY | Rule #6: Remember to repeat.
SLEEP | Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.
STRESS | Rule #8: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
SENSORY INTEGRATION | Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.
VISION | Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.
GENDER | Rule #11: Male and female brains are different.
EXPLORATION | Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.
A short list of metacognitive resources for educators.
Let’s just be clear for a second: Millions of children living below the poverty line have NO access to quality early childcare to nurture their minds. They enter school already well behind their more affluent peers.
That deficit is minimized (not solved, just lessened) by the quality of PBS programming, Sesame Street as the flagship. You can’t talk equal access to education (and by proxy equity and equality — read as social justice) without addressing this key Experience Gap.
Cutting PBS is paramount to cutting the lifeline to some meager amount of early childhood education for millions of impoverished children across this nation of ours. At a scant 0.012% of the federal budget, it is well worth the cost. We should be outraged at the hypocrisy of anyone talking about education without acknowledging the vital importance of the earliest years.
PBS is working to fill that gap. What are we doing?
Even amid the heated education debates & discourse as of lately, my inner Pollyanna still dream’s big. 15 blue sky daydreams, if I had my way.
what we want to happen and what actually happens are not always the same thing. Spill happens. Things don’t go to plan. Students are not necessarily going to become critical thinkers because we’ve standardized the curriculum, scripted the teachers, and tested the bananas out of them.
Teachers, Step Away From the Globe, and no-one gets hurt!
(An actual product Andy Woodruff from Cartogrammar found at Target.)