Sunday, January 1, 2017

Educational Links 1/2/17

17 Things That Will Make 2017 Your Most Organized Year Yet

The Best Sites For Learning About The Presidential Inauguration – 2017

When Real Reading Isn't Happening...Four Ways to Respond

Scientist & Scholars:What's in a Name?

Meeting Special Needs: Inclusion Classrooms Fair But Not Equal

Empathy for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues

Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids’ Ability to Learn

Neuroscientists and educational psychologists are constantly learning more about how children learn and the various influences beyond IQ that affect cognition. Some research, like Carol Dweck’s on growth mindset or Angela Duckworth’s on grit, quickly became catch phrases among educators. At the same time, critics have pushed back against the notion that students underperform only because of cognitive deficits, pointing to an equally pressing need for big changes to teaching practice. Many teachers are trying to combine the research about cognitive skills with more effective teaching practices. They are finding that whether students are working on self-directed projects or worksheets, executive functioning skills are important.

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