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.
In Newtown's Wake: How Grief Is Handled at School | Edutopia
Don't Reinvent the Wheel: Seven Tips for New Elementary Teachers to Save Energy, Time and Tears | Edutopia -
This blog from Edutopia offers several good suggestions for both new and experienced elementary teachers.
Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley -
Another great educational talk by Sir Ken Robinson on TED.
Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults. Abraham Lincoln True words! #education #children #quote #wisdom
This post first appeared on Daniel Willingham’s Science and Education blog. In it he makes a case that today’s digital natives have so many other options available when they become bored that they lack the ability to stick with and work through tasks that bore them. Willingham is a cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at the University of Virginia.
This article by Johnny Bevaqua first appeared on the Connected Principals blog under the title Unpacking “Academic Excellence.” The author asks some probing questions that every school should be asking.
Restoring the Soul and Skill of Educators Through Engaged Teaching | Edutopia -
In an interview, Laura Weaver and Mark Wilding describe the five dimensions of what they call Engaged Teaching.