Each learner and each learning experience is unique; yet educators can identify patterns in the learning process. Designing effective learning requirements requires a clear understanding of, and attention to, both commonalities and differences in the learners and the learning.
Going to class is surely a boring routine to go through especially when you have to do it everyday. There is no doubt that at one point or another before you step out of home to head to school, you have anticipated or even wondered what the lectures will be like. However, there are ways for you to make the most out of class.
One of the hottest topics in education today is the issue of homework. It affects teachers, parents and students alike. Homework does have a purpose but in recent years teachers have abused its application. If teachers would return to the proper use of homework, I believe homework would no longer be such an ugly word.
A funny topic? No! It is very serious. As an English teacher, do you make your students learn what they need to know? There are courses all over the world that promise a Himalayan change in every learner. I don’t think the learners have got what they want in most occasions.
Educational theorists, from philosophers like Socrates and Rousseau to researchers like Howard Gardner today, have addressed theories of learning. Many of their ideas continue to influence homeschoolers as well as traditional educators.
Dr. Robert Sylwester is an educator of educators, having received multiple awards during his long career as a master communicator of the implications of brain science research for education and learning. His most recent book is The Adolescent Brain: Reaching for Autonomy (Corwin Press, 2007). He is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon.
I am honored to interview him today.
In the last few years the number of left handed persons has increased dramatically. This is partly because left handed children are not forced to use the right hand for writing any more but are rather encouraged to use whichever hand the child shows a preference to. Previously a left handed child was always corrected and encouraged to use the right hand.
Visuals are a great tool to help with student comprehension as well as make for a more exciting class. Unfortunately, not all classrooms are equipped for this type of learning but most schools will have a multi-media room that can be utilized on an "as needed" basis. In addition, the presentation could involve graphics and images using less technology based methods.
Investigates links between debased language and failed education policies.
If you ask the following question: Where do the best students sit inside a classroom? 9 out of 10 are likely to respond "in the front". If you ask: why? The likely response is "to pay more attention" with only a few saying: "to be noticed by the teacher".