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Willingham: 3 brain facts every educator should know

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham writes, "Most of what you see advertised as educational advice rooted in neuroscience is bunkum."

By Valerie Strauss  | December 27, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers, Learning, Science  | Tags:  brain-based classrooms, brain-based education, brain-based teaching, daniel willingham, myelination, neuroscience and education, prefrontal cortex and teens, teaching and neuroscience, the brain and education  
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Willingham: When teachers speak unwelcome truths about your child

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham writes about why parents should listen to their child's teachers -- especially when they don't like what they hear.

By Valerie Strauss  | December 20, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers, Parents, Teachers  | Tags:  daniel willingham, parents, report cards, teachers  
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Willingham: What causes performance decline across grades?

Cognitive scientist looks at why student performance declines across grades.

By Valerie Strauss  | December 13, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  arne duncan, daniel willingham, pirls, pisa, pisa scores, test scores, timss  
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Willingham: Close to a magic bullet in education

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham writes about something that he says may come as close to being a magic bullet in education as anything.

By Valerie Strauss  | December 6, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Achievement gap, Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers, Research  | Tags:  achievement gap, daniel willingham, education research, gender gap, school reform  
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The social cost to academic achievement -- Willingham

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham asks and answers: "Is there a social cost to academic achievement?"

By Daniel Willingham  | November 22, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Achievement gap, Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers, Research  | Tags:  academic and ethnic, achievement gap, daniel willingham, john ogbu, social cost to academic achievement  
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Willingham: How 'mind-wandering' affects students

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham writes about "mind-wandering" --or zoning out of what you are doing -- and how it affects students at school.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 15, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  brain research, cognitive science, daniel willingham, mind-wandering  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Willingham: What student athletes should know, Valerie Strauss , November 8, 2010
Willingham: How sugar really affects kids, Valerie Strauss , November 1, 2010
Willingham: Is a paradigm shift really needed?, Valerie Strauss , October 25, 2010
Willingham: Should teachers be so important?, Valerie Strauss , October 18, 2010
Willingham: 'Manifesto' more like a job wish list, Valerie Strauss , October 11, 2010
Willingham: 'Superman' is entertainment, nothing more, Valerie Strauss , September 27, 2010
Willingham: Left/right brain theory is bunk, Valerie Strauss , September 20, 2010
Obama ed policy lacks scientific support -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , September 13, 2010
The decade’s best education books?, Valerie Strauss , September 3, 2010
Willingham: Can reformers control their own reforms?, Valerie Strauss , August 16, 2010
Is technology changing our brains? -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , July 5, 2010
Understanding ADHD -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , June 21, 2010
Is education research all dreck? -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , May 17, 2010
Willingham: About poverty and school success, Valerie Strauss , May 3, 2010
An analysis of pay-for-grades schemes -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , April 19, 2010
Willingham: What NAEP reading scores really show, Valerie Strauss , April 5, 2010
Willingham: Feds should leave ed policy to states, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
Willingham on Obama's vision for education, Valerie Strauss , March 22, 2010
Willingham on school choice, Valerie Strauss , March 15, 2010
Helping students know what they don’t know-Part 3, Valerie Strauss , March 11, 2010
'Intelligences' misunderstood, Valerie Strauss , March 1, 2010
Willingham: Why goals matter in education , Valerie Strauss , February 22, 2010
Willingham: In defense of measurement , Valerie Strauss , February 15, 2010
Education research needs more retractions, Valerie Strauss , February 8, 2010
Willingham: On Susan Engel, Valerie Strauss , February 5, 2010
Willingham: 'Race to Top' a doomed bribery scheme, Valerie Strauss , February 1, 2010
Willingham: 'A terrible idea', Valerie Strauss , January 25, 2010
Willingham: Textbooks too much, Valerie Strauss , January 18, 2010
Maryland tops other states on ed report card , Valerie Strauss , January 14, 2010
Willingham: The zeitgeist of reading instruction, Valerie Strauss , January 11, 2010
Willingham: Does chaos at home lower a kid's IQ?, Valerie Strauss , December 14, 2009
Willingham: An online teaching surprise, Valerie Strauss , December 7, 2009
Willingham: We have math standards, but now what?, Valerie Strauss , November 16, 2009
Hall of Shame: Willingham uses science to blast 'eyeQ' , Valerie Strauss , November 10, 2009
How AU's President Earned More than $1 Million, Valerie Strauss , November 2, 2009
Willingham: Is School About Learning or About Grades?, Valerie Strauss , October 19, 2009
Willingham: Student "Learning Styles" Theory Is Bunk, Valerie Strauss , September 14, 2009
 
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