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I'm Not Stupid

I was praised as a child because of my intellectual abilities. If you count standardized testing (I personally don’t put a whole lot of faith in that) I tested in the top 3% of the country as a child. 577 more words

Dear Diary

The Science of Learning: Memory and Knowledge

This week we begin topic blogs and like everyone I talked to in class, I struggled to come up with a topic that wouldn’t become stale until I realized that this course is about The Science of Learning. 822 more words

Cognition

GAPS to critics: State assessment scores not main priority

Bottom line, says Superintendent Jim Golden: Greater Albany Public Schools isn’t happy with the district’s 60 percent failure rate on the most recent round of state math tests. 46 more words

Albany Democrat Herald

Why Teachers Have Had Enough

When I read the post below, it really brought tears to my eyes because I have heard so many teachers in our district and state say these same exact words. 257 more words

Topics Of Interest

Gender Differences in Academic Performance

This week I gave a talk about gender differences in academic performance, which generated a really insightful discussion. In this post I will address some of the topics that were brought up in class while expanding on the ones I found particularly important. 876 more words