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Article Review: Conceptual Change via Vicarious Learning in Physics

 The study, Conceptual Change Through Learning In An Authentic Physics Setting by Derek Muller and his peers at the University of Sydney looked into the effectiveness of students learning “vicariously,” or through other students. The study separated an introductory quantum … Continue reading

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Article Review: “Improved Learning in a Large-Entrollment Physics Class”

The article, “Improved Learning In A Large-Enrollment Physic Class” (Louis Deslauriers, 2011) discusses the effect the “deliberate practice” style of teaching has on a post-secondary, introductory, physics class. The study compared the results from replacing a traditional lecture with “deliberate … Continue reading

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Article Review, “Making Textbook Reading Meaningful”

Educational Leadership‘s March 2012 article, “Making Textbook Reading Meaningful” poses the problem that learning from informational texts is so essential to success in middle school yet students find them boring and 80% are either too advanced or not advanced enough for a … Continue reading

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Paths Of Discovery Effecting Learning

In my philosophy of education I stated how I believe that people assimilate new information through a series of discoveries. This comes from my observations in school that labs and assisted projects seem a much more meaningful component of my … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Education

Students often wish that they could drag and drop a textbook into their brain to learn math but it is not that easy. It isn’t as easy as listening to a mathematician or even as easy as listening to someone … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Graphing Tension vs. Time Of A Story

Applying mathematical concepts to abstract literary ideas will reinforce the students knowledge of both. If the student is familiar with stories, it will be natural to consider the curve as a whole and see how the tension varies over time. … Continue reading

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How Do You Teach Patience?

We are getting no-where with math. I feel like Yoda as he is talking to Obi-Wan’s force ghost on Dagobah. I remember one of the trainers at Team Irish MMA saying that girls learn how to fight faster because they … Continue reading

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From Unschooling To Learning Goals

*For qualified thoughts and analysis on standards based grading and learning goals skip the following garbage and explore the links at the end. Is it not every person’s dream to be able to have the environment and funding to pursue … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan: Homemade Ice Cream Experiment

Purpose: To give students experience planning and executing experiments, thinking in terms of independent and dependent variables, recording and interpreting data, keeping a scientific journal, divergent and convergent thinking, and fostering their natural curiosity. Providing students with real science experience … Continue reading

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A Vision of Free Online Education

The University of Maine policy of not calculating transfer credits into cumulative GPA scores has provided me with a frightening amount of free time during my stay in the South. Years of obsessive RPG playing has resulted in a cumpulsion … Continue reading

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