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When Learning Hurts – Toxic Learning

What and how students learn can have toxic effects on how well they learn thereafter. It’s vitally important that educators understand this.

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Obama vs. Romney, The Great Debate: The Mission of Education in 21st Century America

How a president envisions the role of education in shaping the future of America is a telling indicator of his or her core beliefs, philosophies, economic theories, values, morals, and ethics.

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What does it mean that most of our children are CHRONICALLY IMPROFICIENT in the skills most critically important for success in school?

What does it mean that most of our children are CHRONICALLY IMPROFICIENT in the skill areas most critically important for success in school?

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Study: confusion can be beneficial to learning?

Pedagogically-strategically, leading learners into confusion means we can meet them in the confusion – we can arrange to be together in the confusion. For both their learning and ours, feedback, from their experience of confusion, is the best possible source of intelligence from which to tune/improve instructional design.

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Shame: Self-Deceiving, Self-Misperceiving, and Learning Disabling

From Science 2.0: Of 3,500 college applicants, more than a third couldn’t report their weight accurately. The heavier they were, the less accurate their estimates. “This misperception is important because the first step in dealing with a weight problem is knowing that you have one,” said Margarita Teran-Garcia, a University of Illinois professor of food science […]

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Confused? Shame on you!

What happens to you when you become confused? How do you feel? Most of our children are growing up in environments (families, schools, peer groups…) that insidiously (mostly unintentionally but nevertheless pervasively) teach them to blame themselves for feeling confused. Children who blame themselves for feeling confused feel shame when they feel confused. Naturally, subconsciously-automatically, children […]

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Re: Imaging study reveals differences in brain function for children with math anxiety

Re: Stanford School of Medicine – March 21, 2012 – Imaging study reveals differences in brain function for children with math anxiety This study is important reading for anyone interested in understanding the emergence of neuroscience in support of unhealthy learning, maladaptive schema, and Mind-Shame. Absent from the article are two critical distinctions: 1) Math Anxiety is a form […]

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Re: Tuning In to Dropping Out

Re: “Tuning In to Dropping Out” in the Chronicle of Higher Education We could learn a lot more than we are about education through the lens of economics and economic models of thought. We’ve talked with Heckman, Hanushek, Rolnick and others about our general lack of appreciation for the ‘capital value’ of ‘healthy learning’ and […]

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Other Words for Learning: Lifestyle

INTERHEART Study: Over 90%  of heart attacks (myocardial infractions) can be attributed to lifestyle. America Cancer Society: There is an 82% correlation between lifestyles and cancers. Lifestyle (n.): First used in 1921 by psychologist Alfred Adler for “a person’s basic character as established early in childhood”. Since 1961 the word has broadly meant, “a way or style of living” […]

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Re: “We only use 10% of our Brains anyway!”

The Brain Clock “Times” featured a story entitled: “We only use 10% of our Brains anyway!” The story, while dispelling the “we only use 10% of our brain” misconception, perpetuates an even more insidious one.  The author traces the origin of the 10% myth back to William James who is reported to have said:  “We […]

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