Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

By Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed.The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs.Teachers need to be prepared with foundational knowledge...
What Teachers Can Change

What Teachers Can Change

What Teachers Can Changeby Terry HeickJohn Hattie’s Visible Learning meta-analyses is can’t-miss reading on teaching and learning.In the book, Hattie extracts data from over 50,000 studies in an attempt to uncover what the data says works. In that way, he isn’t going...
12 Curriculum Planning Tips For Any Grade Level Or Content Area

12 Curriculum Planning Tips For Any Grade Level Or Content Area

12 Curriculum Planning Tips For Any Grade Level Or Content Areaby Terry HeickLearning is really just a growth in awareness.From not knowing to knowing is part of it, but that’s really too simple because it misses all the degrees of knowing and not knowing. One can’t...
Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach

Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach

Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach by Jeffrey Benson ed note: This post has been updated It happens a million times a day in schools: a teacher starts a lesson. The strong students seize on the new learning opportunity. Typical students figure out...