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Sean Nash

Aligning Philosophy and Practice - nashworld - 34 views

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    One of my foundational rules of classroom engagement is simply this: never be the first one to open your mouth and start talking about any topic. Twenty years in the classroom taught me that one. Never assume. Never take prior knowledge for granted. Listen first, then act. Never presume to know what the students in front of you are capable of. They'll show you if you are bold enough to listen.
Wes Bolton

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Wa... - 89 views

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    "To cognitive neuroscientists, Handscombe's experience is the subject of great fascination and growing alarm. Humans, they warn, seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. This alternative way of reading is competing with traditional deep reading circuitry developed over several millennia."
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    Washington Post article on how the internet is impacting our ability to read and concentrate.
Roland Gesthuizen

How to Create Nonreaders - 58 views

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    "In fact, it's not really possible to motivate anyone, except perhaps yourself.  If you have enough power, sure, you can make people, including students, do things.  That's what rewards (e.g., grades) and punishments (e.g., grades) are for.  But you can't make them do those things well ... The more you rely on coercion and extrinsic inducements, as a matter of fact, the less interest students are likely to have in whatever they were induced to do."
Melanie Barkley

Reading Quotes - A Great Collection of Quotes Relating to Reading - The Literacy Company - 76 views

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    "Education, General, Learning, Literacy, Motivation, Reading, Speed Reading and Top Rated to see the great quotes collected over the years."
Bill Genereux

YouTube- TEDxAtlanta - Michael Levine - Digital Media for Kids - 41 views

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    Michael Levine shares three powerful trends in digital media that are revolutionizing learning. Thank you to Definition 6 for providing in-kind video editing...
Amy Roediger

Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics - 1 views

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    Starfall.com is a phonics-based site that cultivates literacy with animated stories and activities.
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