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Debunker Club, Brexit, an online paradox, AL boot camp school, primo preschools, y mas: Required Readings, 07.05.16

Join the Debunker Club by suggesting source material about the intersection of neuroscience and learning: peer-reviewed articles, real-world case studies, online videos, blog posts, or your own well-reasoned opinion. A view of Brexit from academia, from PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) Comics. Those interested in further implications of Brexit for science should check out …

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BYU law school troubles, genetic discrimination, anti-science bill roundup, and more: Required Readings, 02.10.16

The American Bar Association is investigating Brigham Young University’s law school for its practice of expelling students who live in same-sex relationships or leave the Mormon faith. Genetic discrimination? A California elementary school tried to transfer a boy because he carries the genetic markers for cystic fibrosis and two other students in the school had …

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Standardized Parent Conferences, Soft Skills, Online Education, Scientific Research Funding, and the New Face of Astronomy: Required Reading 04.06.14

How much data driven assessment is too much?  Some parents are getting worried. We’ve been hearing a lot about “grit” lately, stemming in part from Paul Tough’s book How Children Succeed; and now Google is weighing in, arguing that we should be teaching leadership, teamwork, humility, innovation, and ownership. Online education …

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Coding for Kinder, tasers, testing kills classes and more!! Required Reading 3/30/2014

Here’s some of the latest: A new kind of mudpie? Some countries are moving coding way up in the curriculum. How would you address a stressed-out, crying student laying on the floor ? If “taser” is your first choice you may have a career waiting for you  in Syracuse. Janet …

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Required Readings, 17 October 2013

Steven Novella on good teaching. Teachers in England go on strike. Americans are skeptical of online education. The JREF releases new skeptical lesson plans. Good EVENING, teachers and learners! Here are your required readings: Steven Novella on The Science of Learning – From the NeuroLogica Blog For all the ballyhoo …

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Required Readings, 29 August 2013

How does one poop in space? What research is there on best practices in online education for at-risk students? Should journalism students learn to fly aerial drones? Find out in today’s required readings. Chris Hadfield Explains How to Poop on the ISS – a video, rather than a reading, but …

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Required Readings, 2 May 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners. Here are your required readings for today. Phil Sadler’s misconception research. Duke University gets cold feet on MOOCs. Surviving exams. Let’s get reading. Study: Best science teachers can predict their pupils’ misconceptions – Study is by Philip Sadler, a pioneer in misconception research. Duke University …

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Required Readings, 21 March 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! I hope you enjoyed your day of equal light and dark yesterday. Let’s begin today’s required readings with a little more darkness… Monsters and Dragons and Dinosaurs, Oh My: Creationist Interpretations of Beowulf – a completely thorough, and damning, analysis of creationist Bill Cooper’s bad …

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