The Learning Network: Speculation, Spoilers and Sequels: Making Inferences to Predict What Happens Next
How do people become lifelong readers? That’s a subject tackled in a new book, “Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits ,” by Donalyn Miller, a sixth-grade language arts teacher in Texas who is known as the Book Whisperer.Read full article >>
It’s been quite a week for me. First I had a somewhat reasonable educational excuse to write about John Lennon -- school records showing that he was quite adept at getting detentions were being put up for sale. And now, thanks to Rutgers University, I get to write about a new Bruce Springsteen course.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | 1 World Trade Center Is Named the Tallest Building in the U.S.
What is developmentally appropriate when it comes to learning?
Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham wrote about the subject recently on his Science and Education blog, and here is a version of that post. Willingham is a professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia and author of “Why Don’t Students Like School?” His latest book is “When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education.”Read full article >>
Here from the White House’s Office of the First Lady is a transcript of what First Lady Michelle Obama said to students on her visit to Bell Multicultural High School in Washington D.C. this week. The First Lady is taking on a new policy role in the Obama administration: urging high school students to go to college.Read full article >>