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Re: How Identical Twins Develop Different Personalities

Why are you who you are? Re: “How Identical Twins Develop Different Personalities”

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Superintendents: Are you “leading your teacher’s learning” or “training” them?

Buying the ‘right’ program and training teachers to use it is not only insufficient, it misorients a school system’s learning.

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Re: Making Sense of Teacher Professional Development

Re: Making Sense of Teacher Professional Development / Misconceptions That Block Learning

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Major Update to Children of the Code – Two New Video Chapters

The Children of the Code site has been upgraded to much higher quality videos that can be run on your tablets, smartphones, etc. ++ Two new chapters: “What is Reading?” and “Paradigm Inertia”

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When Learning Hurts – Toxic Learning

What and how students learn can have toxic effects on how well they learn thereafter. It’s vitally important that educators understand this.

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What does it mean that most of our children are CHRONICALLY IMPROFICIENT in the skills most critically important for success in school?

What does it mean that most of our children are CHRONICALLY IMPROFICIENT in the skill areas most critically important for success in school?

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Study: confusion can be beneficial to learning?

Pedagogically-strategically, leading learners into confusion means we can meet them in the confusion – we can arrange to be together in the confusion. For both their learning and ours, feedback, from their experience of confusion, is the best possible source of intelligence from which to tune/improve instructional design.

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Higher Vocabulary ~ Higher Intelligence ~ Higher Income = Reading Matters

Higher Vocabulary ~ Higher Intelligence ~ Higher Income = Reading Matters It must be added that the differences in vocabulary here are not differences learned in oral conversation. After grade 4 vocabulary growth is largely driven through literacy not speech.  Because most of the difference in adult vocabulary is a result of reading, using vocabulary as […]

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IQ Learning

Working Memory: IQ is not fixed. For better and worse, learning changes IQ. Because intelligence both shapes and is shaped by learning our conversation about the plasticity of IQ is another case in point for: “I” become the “me” I learn to be.

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Re: Wiring the brain, through experience

In response to a Harvard University release summarized by Brain Mysteries: Re: Wiring the brain, through experience Whether our brain’s ‘wiring’ starts minimal and extends through learning or starts maximal and is pruned by learning is less important to our common understanding than ‘getting’ that (to a profoundly significantly degree) our brain’s wiring is learned.   

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