What happens to the learning of children who grow up chronically feeling not good enough at learning?Chronic learning performance anxiety negatively affects the learning-health of most of our children.
What we call their improficiencies are ours. Proficiency stats are mirrors that say more about our proficiency in stewarding their learning than they say about their capacity for learning.
The science and economics behind #POTUS #SOTU call for National #PREK – @ezraklein analysis and #COTC resources
Research: mental health effects of feeling chronically improficient in the skill areas most important to success in school
“CHANGING TRAJECTORIES” is the final chapter of Phase I of COTC and includes our suggestions and tips for improving the learning trajectories of struggling readers.
What and how students learn can have toxic effects on how well they learn thereafter. It’s vitally important that educators understand this.
Our national political conversation is devoid of even mentioning the central issue that, within two decades, will most determine our nation’s fate: our most distinctive competency – our only long term competitive advantage – our collective intelligence.
The other night I received a call from the cable company. The voice explained that it was calling about an appointment I had scheduled and asked whether I wanted to keep the appointment, cancel, or reschedule it. After saying I wanted to keep it, the voice asked me if I or someone over 18 would […]
The Brain Clock “Times” featured a story entitled: “We only use 10% of our Brains anyway!” The story, while dispelling the “we only use 10% of our brain” misconception, perpetuates an even more insidious one. The author traces the origin of the 10% myth back to William James who is reported to have said: “We […]
Re: Discovering How to Learn Smarter http://mindshift.kqed.org/2012/02/discovering-how-to-learn-smarter/ Responded on two levels: 1) re: self-esteem: There is a difference between self-esteem as accumulated positivity and self-esteem as a buoyant absence of self-negativity. Of the two major domains of unhealthy learning, maladaptive cognitive schema and unconscious emotional aversions, the later, and in particular ‘mind-shame’, is largely the result of learned self-disesteem. 2) learning about the […]