Teacher Update: Helping Students Become Better Listeners
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Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo Our virtual mentor offers advice and examples on helping students better attend to and understand instructions and lectures. The solution, he writes, starts with the person at the front of the room.
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|Do Learning Styles Matter?|
A recent NPR story reports on psychologists' growing doubts about the idea that teachers should tailor their instruction to different learning styles. Psychologists quoted in the story say that, despite commonly held pedagogic theories, there is no clinical evidence that humans have distinct learning styles. They also suggest that catering to different perceived types of learners can do more harm that good in classrooms. Instead, they say, teachers should focus on the similarities in the ways students best learn and retain information.
What's your view? Join the discussion.
Also: Laid-Off Teachers: What Now?
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Teacher Leaders Network Before early-childhood teachers step foot in the classroom, they should have a plan for managing the various transitions that young students experience throughout the school day, says preschool teacher John Holland.
Commentary Ama Nyamekye writes that, when hype is stripped away, standardized tests can serve as a useful, if flawed, aid for teachers and students. (Education Week)
|A school superintendent in California who is forgoing $800,000 in pay and benefits to help offset budget cuts in his school district says he will give away even more. (Associated Press)|
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Charting My Own Course In urban areas especially, educators and community leaders need to become "interrupters" to provide radical change for some children, writes Marilyn Rhames.
A Place at the Table In the wake of two natural disasters, Susan Graham contemplates the instability that low-income children and their families have to deal with everyday.
The Book Whisperer Donalyn Miller invites Terry Thompson, literacy expert and graphic novel afficionado, to share his tips and rationale for using graphic novels in the classroom.
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