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Can Standardized Tests Save Education?

Posted on December 12, 2011

The myths of standardized testing Are the following statements true or false?  Students’ knowledge and skills can be assessed by a sample of content that makes up a 45-question test.  High test scores of students at any particular school prove that there is high student achievement and quality teaching at the institution.  Punishments or rewards to teachers or students based on test scores motivate them to do better.  A standardized test score is a better reflection of student learning

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Technology Has Changed the Teaching of Deaf Students

Posted on December 12, 2011

Changes in technology have had a dramatic effect on how children who are deaf or hard of hearing are taught, according to a new report from Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. Technology, including visual or text-communication devices and speech-to-print software as well as the wider use of cochlear implants, can generally be positive influences on these students' access to a free, appropriate education as required under the federal Individua

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Neuroscience and how we Learn

Posted on December 12, 2011

High-quality education research Thanks to advancements in sociology, psychology, and neuroscience, our knowledge of how people learn continues to expand. Since the 1990s, with the advent of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), scientists have been looking inside the brain in ways they never have before. New images of the brain coupled with research findings from brain-related research is changing how we think about learning and, therefore, how we think about teaching. Our brai

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Teachers Have a Strong Effect on Student Achievement

Posted on December 12, 2011

What high-quality education research says about ...Teacher performance evaluations Researchers agree that teachers and teacher quality is one of the most, if not the most, powerful way to create better schools. According to a 2009 report from The New Teacher Project, "A student assigned to a very good teacher for a single school year may gain up to a full year's worth of additional academic growth compared to a student assigned to a very poor teacher." Having a series of good teachers can

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The Importance of Pretesting Before Instruction

Posted on December 12, 2011

Pretesting Students and the KWL Strategy In 1986, check Donna Ogle created KWL, viagra buy a reading strategy that engages the students in the text or textbook and helps students analyze what they are reading. Students are asked to describe what they already know about the reading topic. Then they are asked to look at the title, more about the introduction and the pictures, and determine what they want to know more of, in essence to determine why they should continue reading the literature

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Scholarships for Narrowing the Achievement gap

Posted on December 12, 2011

How one school district won prestigious prize for narrowing achievement gap Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina took home the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education this year, ampoule and with it $550, try 000 in scholarship money for high school seniors. The prize, which has been awarded for the past 10 years, recognizes urban districts for strides in improving overall student achievement as well as narrowing the achievement gap for minority and low-income students. "Char

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Advantages of Dyslexia?

Posted on December 12, 2011

Handicap or Advantage? Normally dyslexia is considered a handicap: a mental deficiency that makes reading, website like this long-division, no rx and remembering whether letters and numbers face left or right difficult. Challenging this view, and learning disabilities experts Brock and Fernette Eide argue that dyslexia is an alternative way brains can be wired — one with many advantages. While dyslexic children may struggle in the early grades, they often grow into gifted story tellers,

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Coaches: Meet the Teacher

Posted on November 11, 2011

Instructional Coach Resistance In her first year as an instructional coach at Center Ridge Elementary in Centreville, approved Va., Gail Ritchie overheard a frustrated teacher after a professional development session exclaim to a colleague, search “I don’t know why I had to be here. I already went to school to learn to teach math.” Ritchie immediately recognized the significance of this seemingly casual comment. Did the teacher think she already knew everything there was to know

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Want Children to “Pay Attention”? Make Their Brains Curious!

Posted on November 11, 2011

A few thousand years ago, in 360 B.C., Plato advised against force-feeding of facts to students. "Elements of instruction...should be presented to the mind in childhood; not, however, under any notion of forcing education. A freeman ought not to be a slave in the acquisition of knowledge of any kind. Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind." Children Are Paying Attention, Just Not to the Borin

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Down Syndrome Study Finds Families Are Happy

Posted on November 11, 2011

Having a child with Down syndrome may come as a surprise, drug buy but it’s a good experience, families are reporting in a trio of new surveys. Researchers surveyed more than 3,000 family members and people with the chromosomal disorder across the country for what’s believed to be one of the largest looks at life with Down syndrome. The findings, which will be published in three articles in the October issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics, offer a rosy picture. The vast ma

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