The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Education research

Have you checked your assumptions about student learning at the door? People in general, hold onto beliefs that are shaped by early experiences, the media, and faulty influences. The following list is a compilation of research that may surprise you. Video games, e-books, playtime, and music are all a part…

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30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

Monday, November 26, 2012
Creativity and teachers

The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time. Academics such as  E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education. Torrance faced much opposition in his day about the nature of creativity.  Creativity was considered to be an immeasurable, natural ability. …

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10 Tips On How To Teach International Students Effectively

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Giving student feedback

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jill Rooney of Open Academic. Many people argue that globalization is great because it brings people from all over the world together in new collaborative projects. Online education does this too, so it’s a natural that the two should connect. That’s why…

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30 Storytelling Tips For Educators: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Storytelling has been around as long as humankind. It is one of the most effective ways to communicate an important truth to another person. It is a connection point between two people. It gives meaning, context, and understanding in a world that is often filled with chaos and disorder. Because…

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25 Books Every Educator Should Read

Sunday, November 18, 2012
Dr. Seuss Quote on Reading

Education is changing in a way we have not seen since the invention of the printing press. New technologies make more information immediately available than ever before. We are teaching more students at every level of education. These changes bring opportunities. They also bring new challenges while making old challenges…

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The Teacher’s Apple

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Apple in Education

A decade ago, electronics and cell phones in the classroom were considered little more than a distraction. Today, new devices such as tablet computers and smartphones are changing this perception. Educators are finding innovative ways to supplement their lectures with the newest technology, and students are beginning to see their…

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Thursday, November 8, 2012

There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”.  Consider collaboration in recent history:  Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google).   But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together…

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The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery.   In education, our perception of mistakes is important.  It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure. The greatest mistake I ever made in my education…

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