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by robertde posted 5 years 1 month ago to Essays on Teaching

  NEUROCHEMISTRY IN THE CLASSROOM   by Robert DePaolo Abstract This article discusses the relevance of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine to learning, memory and attention as well as the pros and cons of orchestrating its release in the classroom   The terms adrenaline and noradrenaline (also known as epinephrine and norepinephrine respectively) are familiar to most people. Often... continue reading

by Victor posted 5 years 1 month ago to Mathematics

The next two causes of difficulties in mastering the multiplication tables are considered in this article: criteria of mastering and the lack of drill. Cause #4. Criteria of mastering the multiplication tables are ill-defined. Teachers and parents have no exact method to determine whether a kid has mastered the skills totally or not. Most teachers and educators acknowledge importance of... continue reading

by klmiller posted 5 years 1 month ago to Special Education

Most Americans do not take bullying seriously.  Sadly, school personnel don’t take it seriously either.  One of the most common myths about bullying is that it is “normal” and “everybody does it.”  Nothing could be further from the truth. Children with special needs may become the victim of a bully.  If your child has been, or is, being victimized... continue reading

by Bruce Deitrick Price posted 5 years 3 months ago to School Improvement

I like it when the New York Times agrees with me. Nicholas Kristof’s recent column “Boys have fallen behind” (April 4) is an exact echo of my column on CanadaFreePress a few weeks before (March 15). My piece was titled “Our Schools Are Skilled At Making Sure Boys Don’t Read." It’s longer, more aggressive, with more suggestions on how to deal with this very huge... continue reading

by lcastino posted 5 years 3 months ago to Homework and Study Skills

I can't tell you how many parents have told me that they hate the homework wars. They absolutely dread the nightly routine of fighting with their child to get them to do homework, and/or unfinished class work. And it's not all fun and games for the child either.  This is my advice and it works! Let your child do his own homework by himself.  That's it....  That really is it. You... continue reading

by lcastino posted 5 years 3 months ago to Homework and Study Skills

Children with disabilities like ADD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, and Autism have lots of difficulty with organization.  This is because these disorders affect the Executive Functioning part of the brain.  It’s very frustrating for parents and teachers to try to help these kids learn organizational skills.  It’s just as frustrating for kids to always feel like they’re... continue reading

by Victor posted 5 years 3 months ago to Mathematics

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 3 months ago to School Improvement

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 3 months ago to School Improvement

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 3 months ago to Essays on Teaching

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

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