Tag: learning

Wrong …again.

For years, experts have been telling parents to praise the behaviour, or the effort a child makes, and not the child him/herself. The thinking behind this bit of wisdom is that praising a child for effort, no matter what the outcome, was much better for… Continue Reading “Wrong …again.”

‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ and What it Means for Education

Originally posted on Online Learning Insights:
Macmillan Publishers I recently finished Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics. Kahneman received the distinguished prize for his “Integrated economic analysis with fundamental insights from cognitive psychology, in particular regarding…

Ha! I was right. (I knew it)

I can’t possibly not blog about this. Go ahead. Read the article about how children left to play on the playground at recess as they please, win… at nearly everything (despite the occasional broken arm). The Principal at Swanson School has it right.

Elation and Despair – The Highs and Lows of Blogging |Reblog

Traffic Dos and Don’ts: A Checklist. As a writer who sees blogging as the most convenient medium for expression, the whole “speaking-into-a-vacuum” thing is sometimes discouraging. I find myself feeling elated when someone comments on a post, and crestfallen when a blog entry generates… Continue Reading “Elation and Despair – The Highs and Lows of Blogging |Reblog”

Work Smarter not Harder |Reblog

Making homework smarter Annie Murphy Paul hits a home run with this blog entry. Homework is a serious problem. That’s right. A problem. Our students carry home ridiculously heavy backpacks to spend hours pouring over books, reviewing, revising, and repeating endless exercises intended (I think)… Continue Reading “Work Smarter not Harder |Reblog”