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An interesting study published by Dartmouth researchers demonstrates the  importance of teachers at all levels of elementary school thinking of themselves as reading instructors.Teachers-in-training have long been taught that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn. But a new study tested the theory by analyzing brain waves and found that fourth-graders do not experience a change in automatic word processing, a crucial component of the reading shift…See More
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Virag Suhajda replied to Doris Alvarez's discussion Why so many kids can't sit still in school today
"I agree with the author - as well as with the other commenter. However official p.e. lessons will not solve the issue. In Hungary some years ago a new law prescribed daily p.e. lessons, putting an extra problem to the schools (not enough space for…"
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JFarrow replied to Doris Alvarez's discussion Why so many kids can't sit still in school today
"I believe it may have something to do with the author's contention, but i also believe there are other factors at work.  To name a few... Educators are not impressing kids and therefore are not as impressionable as they hope they are.. we…"
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Why so many kids can't sit still in school today

Kate Shanks suggested an article from The Washington Post that may be of interest to many of you.  Many of today's kids are being diagnosed with ADHD.  The article suggests some reasons why this might be happening.  Wonder how many of you agree with the author's contention.   Take a look…See More
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About The Educator Network

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. 

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Brain Waves show learning to read does not end in the fourth grade

Started by Doris Alvarez in New Research Article yesterday. 0 Replies

An interesting study published by Dartmouth researchers demonstrates the  importance of teachers at all levels of elementary school thinking of themselves as reading instructors.Teachers-in-training…Continue

Why so many kids can't sit still in school today

Started by Doris Alvarez in New Research Article. Last reply by Virag Suhajda Jul 14. 2 Replies

Kate Shanks suggested an article from The Washington Post that may be of interest to many of you.  Many of today's kids are being diagnosed with ADHD.  The article suggests some reasons why this…Continue

Why learning a foreign language is a crucial skill

Started by Doris Alvarez in New Research Article May 20. 0 Replies

We've heard about the value of learning a foreign language before and this article makes a good case for it.  What I thought was unique about this piece, however, is that they give some resources for…Continue

How Well Do You Take Criticism?

Started by Doris Alvarez in New Research Article May 8. 0 Replies

The Learning Network of the New York Times features an article you can use with students on how they take criticism.  It is a great reflective piece that is very useful for your students to consider.…Continue

Travel,Thinking, and Creativity

Started by Laurie Nesrala in New Research Article May 7. 0 Replies

Today, I received a link to Annie Murphy Paul's monthly…Continue

Tags: bilingual, multicultural, travel, creativity, thinking

Building Student Confidence in Learning

Started by Doris Alvarez in New Research Article Apr 3. 0 Replies

I thought this was an interesting blog written by a teacher to help students gain confidence when they are learning new material.  Some of his suggestions such a a "brain dump"  helps student…Continue

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Emotient and the TDLC All Hands Meeting

Posted by Alec Barron on February 9, 2014 at 8:38am 6 Comments

I loved the talks yesterday at the TDLC meeting.  After hearing about emotient again, I had several thoughts:

1) I'm curious how the software compares to experienced teachers.  Can emotient beat out the perceptions of teachers?  I’ve always felt that over time, I’ve improved at inferring what the facial expressions of my scholars are.  I’m curious how effective I am at doing this in either a whole class, small group, or a one-on-one setting.  If I’m not as good as…
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Brain Awareness Week Live Presentation/Webinar on March 12, 2013 promotional materials

Posted by Jacquline Hike on March 4, 2013 at 10:15am 1 Comment

Here is a link you can send out promoting the presentation/webinar on March 12 in support of Brain Awareness Week.

Brain Awareness Week Presentation/Webinar Event Flyer

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"…

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Ned The Neuron-an app to teach kids about the brain needs some help

Posted by William M Jenkins on September 5, 2012 at 6:55pm 0 Comments

Check this out, I think it is worth supporting and they could use your help:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1345083917/the-adventures-of-ned-the-neuron

Just how bad are high schools here?

Posted by Charles Elkan on June 9, 2012 at 9:10am 4 Comments

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: …

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