“But those researchers don’t live in my neighborhood.”

This quote got me thinking this morning, about using research responsibly. About recognizing that learning and change are contextual and that research done in a vacuum (as much academic research is) is not always valid. (in reference to starting class earlier so that afterschool programs do not finish when it is dark out in a… Continue reading “But those researchers don’t live in my neighborhood.”

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I no longer believe in learning styles. You?

A few years ago I had a series of … conversations … with my then PhD adviser about the notion of learning styles. The conversations included a few of us candidates who were also elementary or high school teachers. He maintained, and would not budge, the stance that there was no evidence to prove the… Continue reading I no longer believe in learning styles. You?

Cite, I say, Cite! Student engagement & improved learning

I was asked to find some sources to support this statement I made: Student engagement is primary. Of course it guarantees learning. Here are a few. I’m hoping you can add some more 🙂 Engagement Theories Theory of Engagement from the Schlechty Center for School Reform Student Engagement (powerpoint) by Amy Reschly, Ph.D. & James… Continue reading Cite, I say, Cite! Student engagement & improved learning

Blogapalooza 2009

It’s a task, trying to trackback how I discovered something via social media. I follow a modest hundred or so people on twitter, have a few hundred friends on the book, and then there are the bloggers in my rss feed. But I am pretty darn sure I found out about Blogapalooza via @Linda704. Like… Continue reading Blogapalooza 2009