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A Gardner

NPR Media Player - 2 views

    Interesting cultural perspective on struggle; especially important: lack of struggle is not equivalent to smart
Tracy Tuten

Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool : NPR - 4 views

  • key is to get them to do the assigned reading — what he calls the "information-gathering" part of education — before they come to class.
  • "It used to be just be the 'sage on the stage,' the source of knowledge and information," he says. "We now know that it's not good enough to have a source of information." Mazur sees himself now as the "guide on the side" – a kind of coach, working to help students understand all the knowledge and information that they have at their fingertips. Mazur says this new role is a more important one.
    Explanation of using peer instruction and arguments against the lecture as a college teaching tool.
A Gardner

Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely : Shots - Heal... - 51 views

    Interesting findings
Kevin Kaeser

Carl '60 Cent' Kasell And The Debt Ceiling : It's All Politics : NPR - 24 views

    Carl Kasell raps about the debt ceiling!

On The Media: Transcript of "The Influence of Gaming" (December 31, 2010) - 25 views

    Some students may actually be picking up positive traits from being a "gamer".
Sydney Lacey

Annapolis High School: A Work In Progress : NPR - 17 views

    2nd in an NPR series on School Improvement. Transcript and link to audio. "Long before the Obama administration started talking about turning around failing schools, Annapolis High School in Maryland embarked on a radical transformation. It went to a 12-month school year. Teachers and administrators had to re-apply for their jobs, and those who were rehired vowed to never again let a single student fall through the cracks."
Sydney Lacey

The ABCs Of Saving A Failing School : NPR - 19 views

    First in a series of NPR reports on School Makeovers. Transcript and link to audio of broadcast. "If a school is consistently failing and kids aren't learning, shut it down. Start over with new teachers and administrators willing to do something dramatically different. Closing failing schools and turning them around has been in vogue since No Child Left Behind, and now the Obama Administration is embracing the idea. It's even offering millions of dollars to school districts to help them do it."
Russ Goerend

NPR : Homework: How Much is Too Much? - 1 views

  • Some influential researchers say homework does little to improve a student's academic abilities. Others believe homework is excessive, and doing more harm than good.
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