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Experts warn against teaching to learning styles in K-12 - Education Dive


Experts warn against teaching to learning styles in K-12
Education Dive
Teaching to students' learning styles is ineffective, not backed by evidence and should be abandoned, say leading experts in education and psychology. Thirty such experts recently signed a letter to the Guardian criticizing the practice of teaching to ...

5 Lesser-Known Signs That Your Child May Be Gifted - SheKnows.com


SheKnows.com

5 Lesser-Known Signs That Your Child May Be Gifted
SheKnows.com
The term "gifted" has different meanings. Some schools and organizations use it strictly to designate people with well above-average intelligence, while others adopt a wider range of criteria. According to the National Association for Gifted Children ...

What Do People Know About Excellent Teaching and Learning? - Center For American Progress


Center For American Progress

What Do People Know About Excellent Teaching and Learning?
Center For American Progress
Similarly, if the public widely believes that right- and left-brain differences affect learning or that children have different learning styles, for example, they'll expect schools to cater to students' right- or left-brain differences and styles, even ...

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Daughter refuses help with her ADHD, but parents are afraid she's wasting her potential - Washington Post


Washington Post

Daughter refuses help with her ADHD, but parents are afraid she's wasting her potential
Washington Post
Although most parents will boast about their gifted children on the playground, the fact is that being gifted is a special need. There are significant challenges in parenting and educating many gifted children. These children tend to mature more slowly ...

Opinion: Handwriting isn't a useless drill, it's an educational tool and a skill for life - The Mercury News


The Mercury News

Opinion: Handwriting isn't a useless drill, it's an educational tool and a skill for life
The Mercury News
Today's priority for printing and cursive is legibility over style, so those curlicues of yester-year are gone. And that grueling repetition we all painfully remember from our elementary school days has been replaced with easy letter formations and ...

What the Newest Fitness Craze Can Teach Us About Personalized Learning - EdSurge


EdSurge

What the Newest Fitness Craze Can Teach Us About Personalized Learning
EdSurge
We're now two months into 2017—a good time to set aside the half-priced post-Valentine's Day candy and check in on our New Year's resolutions. This year, I committed to getting in shape, so my first stop was Orangetheory Fitness, a trendy chain of ...

Kids can rock, bounce, pedal and recline in class - Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls Tribune


Great Falls Tribune

Kids can rock, bounce, pedal and recline in class - Great Falls Tribune
Great Falls Tribune
Kalispell teachers experiment with different seating choices for each student in class.

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Are selective schools the best place for gifted students? - ABC Online


ABC Online

Are selective schools the best place for gifted students?
ABC Online
Of course, the question of how best to educate gifted children is controversial. The idea of building a facility of this kind has been on the table for the past 15 years through elections and education inquiries and is only now coming to fruition. More ...

Preparing Young Americans for a Complex World - New York Times


New York Times

Preparing Young Americans for a Complex World
New York Times
Last year, the Council on Foreign Relations and National Geographic commissioned a survey to assess the global literacy of American college students. Over 1,200 people participated; less than 30 percent earned a passing grade. Below are six questions ...

The lesson one elementary school learned by banning homework - Conservative Review


Conservative Review

The lesson one elementary school learned by banning homework
Conservative Review
One elementary school in Vermont is learning this lesson. Several months ago, the school voted to eliminate all homework requirements for children below the fifth grade. To many, this will seem like an insane idea. How will children learn if they are ...

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