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The ZPD, not just for kids

How many of us have learned about the Zone of Proximal Developent (the ZPD) when learning how to teach our young learners?  I’ve written about this in earlier… 563 more words

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Connectionism and Supported Learning

Prior to beginning this journal entry, read “Learning in a Sociocultural Perspective” (pg. 59-63) and “Situative View of Learning” (pp. 64-68) in your text and review all of your assigned content for the week. 310 more words

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I Just Want to Know Why Joel Didn't Save the Goat

I despise routine, mundane activities.  My daughter inherited this attitude, unfortunately, so we often find ourselves at an impasse when neither one of us feels motivated to do something that needs to be done. 591 more words

Education

School of getting stuck

There is a goldmine of educational treasure on the Internet if you have the time to dig for it.  One of the great discoveries recently has been Dylan Wiliam’s reflections on learning and assessment. 407 more words

Contemporary Schooling

on feeling stupid

I started reading a book last week on the train. As you do. My journey took two and three quarter hours and, in that time, I read one and a half chapters. 1,195 more words

Piaget - Vygotsky

I only recently discovered the importance of the Piaget – Vygotsky “debate” for educators. It seems that this debate has spread all over the world, in the wake of American textbooks in education. 89 more words

Education

If a child's legs do not reach the floor...

“Why do we let schools bum-rush them into anxiety-hell over tests? Mother Nature has already over-supplied them with all the anxiety they can barely handle. Why don’t we just lay off ‘em … and let ‘em outgrow this messy moment?

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