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Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:09:59 +0000


Comment on ‘Learning styles’ debunked — again by lgm

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:09:59 +0000

I went to a Train the Trainer class that demo'd the difference between all verbal and all visual, concluding that most people need multisensory. Multisensory is off course not for honors students -- they get all auditory here with the result that very few males do well. Try it yourself....teach a small group to build the origami box with just visuals, then just words. The reactions show the preferences of the learners.

Comment on Put students on the adulthood track by JK Brown

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:59:41 +0000

“grounding the habits and behaviors of adulthood.” Not likely unless the same is required of the faculty and administrators. We see negative examples by "educators" almost daily who receive accolades in the media and from politicians. You get more of what you incentivize. See the latest in the hiding-behind-tenure professor's horrible commentary on Mrs. Bush upon her death.

Comment on ‘Learning styles’ debunked — again by GEORGE LARSON

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:10:17 +0000

I think there is a bit of truth to learning styles. Do we attempt to teach children their first language by initially teaching grammar or by conversation? I new a guy that started speaking late then when he did start speaking it was in complete sentences. Don't we learn music before we learn to read music? Sometimes I was encouraged to tinker with things as a kid and no explicitly taught how to do things. There seems may be individual preferences for structured versus unstructured learning, even though to get to the highest levels it seems that structured learning is required For me, sometimes I prefer geometric proofs in math other times algebraic proofs.

Comment on Put students on the adulthood track by GEORGE LARSON

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:55:42 +0000

students should be given a “grounding the habits and behaviors of adulthood.” I agree but our culture and our education processes encourages just the opposite.

Comment on How immigrants learn English in Canada by Clark Kent, England

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:05:17 +0000

How Natives Learn English Without Vocabulary m/news/education-43811703 Monosyllabic adolescents may be nothing new, but the latest research suggests a big chunk of them do not know enough words to do well at school. According to academics, four out of 10 pupils in their first year of secondary school have such a limited vocabulary that it is affecting their learning. ------------- It's those darn hippies and their four-letter words! Can't they say anything else?

Comment on How immigrants learn English in Canada by gahrie

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:41:55 +0000

Actually...yes. It's much harder to immigrate to Canada than the U.S..

Comment on We’re teaching reading wrong by Lynne Diligent

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:14:55 +0000

Students need to be helped with reading skills WITHIN EACH CONTENT AREA. My verification was for secondary social studies; yet, I ended up teaching elementary overseas in an international school. I found the main reason students were getting low grades in science (from previous grades) and had therefore come to hate the subject was primarily due to weak reading skills within the subject matter. A course I had for secondary certification called Reading in the Content Area, helped me a lot, and I used those strategies (including a much heavier emphasis on prereading activities) to teach vocabulary very well before we ever read each textbook section. Then it was a pleasure to read because the students understood what they were reading. So it's not JUST about teaching more content Area subjects--it's about the teacher helping students to master and use the VOCABULARY in these subjects (they can also be used as spelling words, too). Then students are READY and SUCCESSFUL for this type of reading. This approach needs to be used throughout elementary school and through secondary and sometimes even high school. Only the very best students read widely or are able to pick up all this extraneous vocabulary on their own.

Comment on How immigrants learn English in Canada by Random Passerby

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:33:37 +0000

According to , the top five source countries for immigration to Canada are Philippines (18.7%), India (14.5%), China (7.2%), Iran (4.3%), and Pakistan (4.3%).

Comment on De Vos: Schools are less safe by Rich Cook

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:23:34 +0000

We all win so we all get a prize.

Comment on How immigrants learn English in Canada by Rich Cook

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:16:25 +0000

Canada takes in a higher quality of immigrant?