Tag Archives: learning

How does that work, exactly?

One of the beauties of science is that, unlike religion, you shouldn’t have to accept things completely on faith. That means there might not be a single answer or that a previous answer can be challenged by new information. And such is the … Continue reading

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Teaching Patient Problem Solving

If you’re not familiar with TED talks, you should be.  Speakers cover a wide range of topics from nearly every field known. The talk below was given by math teacher Dan Meyer. Here’s the abstract of the talk from the … Continue reading

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More on Context and Learning

Previously, I highlighted an article in The New York Times which illustrated the importance of contextual learning and its influence on mental growth. Here’s another fictional example from the classic 1981 episode of the  television show, WKRP in Cincinnati titled … Continue reading

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Study Habits

There are many schools of thought on what effective study habits one should instill in a student, but before such habits can be evaluated, both teacher and student should understand what learning is.  My definition of learning comes from Ayn Rand … Continue reading

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