This is an excellent article on feedback. The author Alina Tugend suggests that negative feedback is not always harmful and positive feedback not always helpful. She says that the purpose of feedback is “not to make people feel better, it’s to help them do better.”
This article first appeared in the NYTimes. Thanks to Kim Marshall at the Marshall Memo for bringing it to our attention.
Freeciv is a nation-building strategy game in the vein of Civilization and Age of Empires that allows players to plan empires, design their structures, and iterate them endlessly within a dynamic and often punishing world.
This article is written by Mike Gorman of the Buck Institute National Faculty and first appeared on the Experts & Newbies blog. Mike argues, “I can’t help but see how these two concepts really do complement one another. Both STEM and PBL depend on a student need to know and inquiry which allows for higher level learning.”
Edudemic posted this very informative infrographic showing the increase in foreign students studying in the United States, where they are going and what they are studying.
In this Edudemic posting Jen Carey offers three worthwhile suggestions for combating student plagiarism.
In this Education Week posting Peter DeWitt makes a case for the importance of arts education and the importance of not trying to measure the product.
In this posting from Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day Larry highlights a new study from Science Daily that concludes that the brain detects grammatical errors even when you are unaware. Researchers believe these findings have implications, especially for how adults are taught a new language.