The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center - NSF Science of Learning Center
The Educator Network is one of the networks of the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center. This network is designed to join educators and TDLC scientists in conversations about teaching and learning especially as it relates to timing. What mechanisms determine the time course of learning itself and what general principles explain the dynamics of learning across multiple scales and domains. You are invited to submit questions, start discussions, or react to articles. Please feel free to include videos, pictures and links to other research articles. If you have a good idea, we'd love to hear it. The scientists at The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center want to hear from educators. Likewise, we hope educators will benefit from learning about current research and the translation of that research to the classroom. If you want to start a discussion please use the Forum button. You can reply to the topic by clicking on the topic title. There is also a BLOG section if you would just like to ask a question or comment on an issue of interest.
The idea that good teachers make a huge difference in student outcomes is not new. However, two researchers have done some "statistical wizardry" to show how this is very true. I found this a…Continue
A San Francisco State assistant professor of American Indian studies completed a two year case study to assess the value of showing videos with captions and without. He found beneficial effects for…Continue
Javier Movellan sent me this article today about the importance of sleep for the Brain. Scientists in France present their research in a recent article in SCIENCE. on the benefits of sleep for…Continue
I know I've posted articles on this subject before but I found this new article in The Atlantic Monthly which highlights many studies including one by our own John Iverson on the benefits of music…Continue
Hi all,This article appeared in the New York Times and thought it was an interesting use of technology while modifying the teacher role.…Continue
Here is a link you can send out promoting the presentation/webinar on March 12 in support of Brain Awareness Week.
I am also including the html code so that you can embed it into your school websites, blogs, etc.
<iframe width="100%" height="600" src="https://www.smore.com/95da-brain-awareness-week?embed=1" scrolling="auto" frameborder="0"…Continue
Check this out, I think it is worth supporting and they could use your help:
No one commented on my recent more highbrow post, so here is a lowbrow one. When I read about the valedictorians etc. of a local high school, I am usually impressed by the poor training they have received. This is a typical example. Mira Mesa high school is considered one of the better ones in San Diego. Here is its student newspaper article about where graduates are going to college: …Continue
This book is guiding education reform in New Zealand currently:
"... the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students... A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for…Continue