The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center - NSF Science of Learning Center
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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.
Paula Tallal and Bill Jenkins, two of our member scientists sent me this article from USA Today noting that on Monday,Sally Ride's contributions to science and science education will be honored in…Continue
Hal Pashler sent me a very helpful article written by one of our Science of Learning partners, Nora Newcombe. She gives some great insights into what teachers can do to help students use spatial…Continue
I thought you would enjoy this excellent article on the importance of play for young children. I've included the editor's note which describes the article in a nice summation. We all know how…Continue
Greeetings, everyone. At long last the link for the Webinar of the Barbara Oakely Presenation held on March 12 is now on the TDLC website. Here is the link to the webinar;…Continue
A front page article in UT San Diego today featured The Mapping the Brain effort launched by President Obama.."to map the inner workings of the brain " using the help of scientists and engineers.…Continue
Gary Cottrell sent an interesting article published by The London School of Enconomics and Science noting how often Journals that are considered high impact focus on "sexy science" without regard to…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