Category Archives: teaching

>Size Matters

> Bill Gates from Wikipedia Size matters— but Bill Gates seems to think it doesn’t. I’m talking about education and class size. Recent reports show U.S. students to be average compared to world education rankings. According to Yahoo News, Bill … Continue reading

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>American Visionary Art Museum’s Educational Goals

> Funny thing…no mention of standardized testing or standardized learning. Expand the definition of a worthwhile life. Engender respect for and delight in the gifts of others. Increase awareness of the wide variety of choices available in life for all … Continue reading

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>Fear and Learning

>  March/April 2010, Neurology Now Why can’t Johnny learn? Often in looking for the answer to this question, the focus is on teachers and their teaching skills. However, even the best teachers cannot help their students learn if they are … Continue reading

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>The Mind

> “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch Image from Parallel Lives, Amyot translation, 1565

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>Creativity and Education

> Last week I attended a seminar at AVAM on Arts, Creativity & Outrageous Education Ideas. It confirmed that much of what I did before retiring as a teacher was effective—when I was given time to teach creatively and include … Continue reading

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