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by Victor posted 5 years 1 month ago to Mathematics
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The brief enumeration of main causes of difficulties in mastering the multiplication tables described in my previous article needs to be detailed and motivated. Now I would like to dwell at some length upon the first three causes. Cause #1. Pupils begin to learn the times tables while many of them have not mastered simple mental addition and subtraction totally. Only the fact, that... continue reading

by edthroughengage posted 5 years 1 month ago to School Improvement
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I consider myself an Education Reformer. Through the years I have tried to reform education from the inside out. It has not worked. What makes me so smart, nothing really? I think every teacher wants to assist students with learning to the best of their ability. At least that is my deepest desire, to assist kids that struggled to overcome their challenges. Which in turn, produces more well-... continue reading

by edthroughengage posted 5 years 1 month ago to School Improvement
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Sometimes our kids have living problems not learning problems in education today. Life at times is so complicated. I grew up in simpler times. The students of today have many challenges to face: death, suicide, sexuality, drugs, alcohol, etc. Some kids have challenges just getting to school. This week one of my most lethargic students warmed up to my class and me. He was a lump. I have tried to... continue reading

by Hoenig posted 5 years 2 months ago to Essays on Teaching
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Teachers as PawnsMyles B. HoenigMarch 14, 2010It is reported in an exclusive article in The Baltimore Sun that a principal last year in a Baltimore City high school had signed teachers in her school to sell Mary Kay products. (1) As unbelievable as this is, what makes matters worse is that these exploited teachers were some of the 600 or so Filipino teachers working for this system. In their... continue reading

by Bruce Deitrick Price posted 5 years 2 months ago to School Improvement
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One fascinating thing about education is that everyone has an analysis or a miracle cure.Even when correct, however, a lot of these theories seem to me superficial. They don’t deal with the deep-down pathologies. If we’re seeing really bad results, can’t you usually be pretty sure there’s a really bad idea down there somewhere? Rushing in where angels might fear to tread,... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Homework and Study Skills
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There are about as many nerve cells in the brain as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.  The unique set of connections between neurons that each of us develops determines how we view the world, shapes our future experiences, and indeed, determines who we are.  Successful students have developed rich, connected networks of neurons.  Many factors encourage neurons to branch and... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Autism
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The incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased to the alarming rate of approximately 1 in 100, and in some areas of the country, as many as 1 in 67 males are afflicted with the condition. ASD is a related group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Rett’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Special Education
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It was a hot, sticky afternoon in Mrs. Hall’s 5th grade classroom.  The students were sleepy and Mrs. Hall was convinced they weren’t paying attention.  Mrs. Hall knew that listening is an active, conscious process that has a huge impact on learning.  She realized there were strategies she could use to wake up the students’ brains, interest and ability to listen.... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Parent Involvement
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Too often children and parents experience dissatisfaction and disillusionment in the educational process.  Parents can feel frustrated in their efforts to help their child succeed.  How can parents help their child be successful and find joy in learning?  Parents can help their children thrive in school, and in life, by having realistic expectations of their children’s... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 2 months ago to Special Education
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Max had dreamed of going to college ever since his father told him, “Everyone in our family goes to college.” Max related well to people. They trusted him. He had a head for business. His manner inspired confidence. Max wanted to major in business. But, in order to be admitted to business college, he needed to pass a statistics class. Max began to have problems in math in first grade... continue reading

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