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Posts about Learning Styles
Math test scores soar if students are given the chance to struggle.
Check out this extremely funny look at the laws of physics by Christoph Niemann of The New York Times. This is a great way for students to learn or reinforce their knowledge of the basics of physics. Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, designer and author whose work is featured in The New Yorker Magazine, Newsweek, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration. His work has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.
Writing is the most complex activity that most students will encounter during their years in school. If you stop to think about it, writing requires students to bring to bear a wide variety of different skills, all at the same time. Here are just some of the skills required:
Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, has a wonderful series of essays in the Opinionator section of the New York Times website. Strogatz attempts to explain some of the more fundamental concepts of mathematics in terms understandable to those of us not pursuing our Ph.D.s in the subject.
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In This Issue
A study done at the University of California, Berkeley, by a team headed by Matthew Walker, focused on whether napping prior to learning helps us store information better
|Exercise and Academic Excellence|
|Toastmasters: Promoting Public Speaking Skills|
|Free Proctored ACT and SAT Practice Exams
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|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Run for Global Children's Health 2010|
An article that appeared in the December 15, 2009 issue of the The Chronicle of Higher Education, reports on a new study published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The study, conducted by four psychologists, Harold Pashler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, and Robert Bjork, concludes that there is no evidence to support the commonly held notion that teaching students in their preferred learning styles leads to enhanced learning.