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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.

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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.
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 Missouri teachers’ union is challenging a new measure that restricts teachers’ use of social-networking sites and their contact with students. (Education Week)
School administrators are forced to shift workers into different roles and positions to cope with funding cuts and vacancies. (Education Week)
A state appeals court ruled that New York City can release performance ratings for 12,000 teachers based on student test scores. (Associated Press)
If Ohio's new teacher-retesting program were in place now, nearly 900 teachers in 41 struggling Columbus schools would have to take tests to prove they know their subjects. (McClatchy-Tribune)
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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Teacher in a Strange Land
Nancy Flanagan discusses the laborious work that is involved in creating real, lasting school reform.
Leading From the Classroom
Patrick Ledesma questions whether today's schools are giving students the same types of learning opportunities that will create the next Steve Jobs.
Coach G's Teaching Tips
David Ginsburg offers suggestions for new teachers on how to balance idealistic expectations with realism.
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.
Living in Dialogue
Getting more young teachers to fill vacancies is not a systemic solution, says Anthony Cody.
Learning Forward's PD Watch
Stephanie Hirsch advocates for professional development changes at the local level.

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