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A Learning Typology - 7 Ways We Come to Understand

I’ve been thinking about how my students best learn and thus this post from Te@chThought caught my attention.

A question I can ask daily: Which of these methods of understanding am I activating in my teaching today?


Philosophy: A dead field of study?

As time passes I find myself more and more captivated by the core values seemingly promoted by philosophy — the way of thinking about complex issues in relation to one’s self, one’s knowledge and how one conducts his/her life.   447 more words

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Praise and Prizes

‘If we are not accountable , we shall wander the world seeking someone to explain ourselves to, someone to absolve us and tell us we have done well.’ …

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When definition fails

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”
– George Orwell, 1984

I thoroughly enjoy the English language. It’s willingness to adopt virtually anything as a word as long as it finds its way into common usage, regardless of origin, is part of its charm. 1,139 more words


Define "education" - I dare you!

“What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! 1,097 more words


Grade-based Education System: Is it as motivating as we’d like to believe?

“You’re an Alpha and I’m an Epsilon,” he said in a defeated tone, “it’s that simple.”

“Why would you say that?” I replied confused as to why he’d reference the… 674 more words

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The Power of Failure

‘I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot…and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.

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