Why Design Matters For Educators And Learners

Innovation Design In Education – ASIDE

Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher’s toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog.

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like giving students tools to deepen their quantitative and qualitative understanding of the world. Teaching for understanding has always been a challenge, which is why Harvard’s Project Zero has been trying to figure out how great teachers do it.

Shift to Digital: Classroom ‘Look Fors’

Shift to Digital: Classroom ‘Look Fors’

This blog is the third in a four part series-sponsored by Pearson Education-focused around the key indicators of success in a digital learning program. The first post focused on shared vision for student outcomes and learning experiences and the second focused on system strategies The most important things to look for as evidence of the shift to blended and personalized learning are in the classroom.

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

There has been a lot of hubbub lately about putting an end to traditional grading practices in our schools. Some ambitious educator(s) even started a Facebook page to petition for an end to grading in their district. Further exploration of the topic reveals that the idea has been bandied about for quite some time.

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology Curiosity is the “complex feeling and cognition that accompanies a desire to learn what is unknown,” according to Min Jeong Kang and fellow researchers in a 2009 study. Neurological research here focused on, among other areas, the difference in neural activity when answers are presented, and when questions are presented for both high-curiosity and low-curiosity questions.

How to Fix 7 Counterproductive Learning Habits

How to Fix 7 Counterproductive Learning Habits

At some point in our lives, we’ve all practiced some counterproductive learning habits. We’ve sabotaged ourselves without realizing it, and found ourselves stuck. There have been failures we believe have defined our potential. We’ve obsessed over perfect solutions and singular pathways. In frustrated moments we’ve refused help from others, thinking acceptance means weakness.