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Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice Martina Meštrović / By May 19, 2017 Practice is an important part of becoming skilled at anything, which may be why there are so many axiom’s like “practice makes perfect” floating around common parlance. But what’s happening in the brain when we practice? Researchers believe that practice helps build up the protective layer of myelin, the fatty substance that protects axons in the brain.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies k4dordy/ By May 21, 2017 For teachers, the carefully controlled conditions of education research can seem ridiculous when the reality of the classroom involves regular interruptions, absences and general chaos. is , intentionally studying the effectiveness of strategies that lab studies indicate are promising, but that don’t require special technology or extra resources.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: To Engage Students and Teachers, Treat Core Subjects Like Extracurriculars iStock/diego_cervo By May 15, 2017 Education researchers Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine have been observing different school systems over the past six years in an attempt to document the variables that contribute to . But as they spent more time in schools, it was hard to ignore the ways in which the activity around the edges of institutions — elective courses, extracurricular activities — was where students and teachers “were most fired up,” said Fine, a postdoctoral student at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: What Advantages Come With Breaking Up Strict Grade Levels in High School? iStock/Antonio_Diaz By May 23, 2017 Multiage classrooms are not common in public elementary schools, but when they exist they aren’t a huge surprise. Montessori schools have celebrated the benefits of mixed age groups for decades, but the practice hasn’t often . But several schools are developing a high school experience that . Some of the positives include extra time for students who enter high school behind to catch up, stronger relationships with teachers who have students for two years, and new mentoring and collaboration roles for the older students in a group.