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YOU’RE ACTUALLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH: How self-esteem boosting at school actually holds students back

YOU’RE ACTUALLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH: How self-esteem boosting at school actually holds students back

There’s a growing body of research that suggests that the self-esteem movement that’s dominated education systems for the...
November 2, 2015 × 0 comments

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TECH? NO!: Education without the gimmicks

TECH? NO!: Education without the gimmicks

One of the things most taken for granted nowadays in education is that technology will make for better classroom experiences and...
July 6, 2015 × 0 comments

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STAY IN THE STRETCH ZONE: Why we should pay attention when we’re bored

STAY IN THE STRETCH ZONE: Why we should pay attention when we’re bored

There’s a learning model educators use to allow students to measure their attitudes towards the topics they’re applying themselves...
March 5, 2015 × 0 comments

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WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

The classic dilemma of mainstream liberal educational systems today is “how do you get students to care?” There are libraries...
October 13, 2014 × 0 comments

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UNLEARN: How unlearning makes us smarter

UNLEARN: How unlearning makes us smarter

In his recent book Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get in the Way, Jason Siff discusses the concept of...
April 14, 2014 × 1 comment

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: what’s the objective of learning?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: what’s the objective of learning?

In recent years, postsecondary education has come under the watchful gaze of governments and public bodies looking to ensure that...
March 6, 2014 × 0 comments

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THE VALUE OF CURSIVE WRITING: Why it shouldn’t be eliminated from schools

THE VALUE OF CURSIVE WRITING: Why it shouldn’t be eliminated from schools

                        Even though I work at a pre-through-fifth-grade...
February 20, 2014 × 3 comments

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SERVICE LEARNING: Volunteer-based education in the community

SERVICE LEARNING: Volunteer-based education in the community

  Community engagement has become a buzz word for colleges and universities trying to find ways out of the ivory tower and...
December 12, 2013 × 0 comments

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PARENTAL PRESSURE: The effects of competition on learning

PARENTAL PRESSURE: The effects of competition on learning

Some researchers have found that competition can have “positive results” when used as a motivational technique in the classroom—meaning...
September 1, 2013 × 0 comments