• Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End

    May 4th, 2016 No Comments Features
    Entrepreneurial Mindset

    Traditionally, we give and receive feedback at the end of projects, assignments, and units. But is this the best way to ensure progress? Researchers are saying it’s not, especially when it comes to encouraging creativity. For optimal academic achievement, teachers and students should consider placing feedback somewhere in the middle. In their study, “An Inductive… Read More

  • 30 Academic Resources on Learning

    January 17th, 2016 2 Comments Features
    lifelong learning

    Many of us read blogs about learning and discuss the learning process with our colleagues, but few of us actually bother keeping up with the latest science. Maybe it’s because, if we do manage to identify a source or two, we are immediately turned off by all the dense scientific jargon. Or maybe it’s not… Read More

  • Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

    January 16th, 2016 1 Comment Features

    This year the NMC Horizon Report eliminated “games and gamification” from its list of emerging technology trends in K-12 settings. NMC’s CEO Larry Johnson explained that, “For most people, it’s just too hard to integrate and there are no tools to make it easier.” Though gamification has been widely adopted in other industries like marketing… Read More

  • 5 Habits of Creative Teachers

    January 10th, 2016 No Comments Features

    In early December, seven teachers in New York were recognised by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their creative approaches to instruction. One teacher helps students at University Heights High School in the Bronx conduct scientific investigations into the intersection of science and social justice, urging them to tackle challenges in their own communities such… Read More