Math instruction has changed drastically over the years from rote practice and memorization as the primary methodology, to instructional strategies that promote a more conceptual understanding of math.
Dual coding and learning styles sound similar, but are not quite the same thing. While dual coding has scientific evidence backing it’s use, while learning styles has been repeatedly tested and shown not to improve learning
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For decades, there has been a hot debate about the benefits (or not) of bilingual education for English language learners. Some argue that bilingual education slows down acquisition of a second language, while others assert that second language acquisition is improved within bilingual language programs; both sides can point to research “supporting” their stance, as often happens. So, what happens when you pick apart the literature and try to determine what really works?
More and more organizations from testing companies like ETS to massive companies like Frito-lay are relying on online tools to crowdsource public opinion. Lego, for example, now uses crowdsourced focus groups to collect ideas from consumers for new products.
Lashaudra Cox, an AP Biology and Biology teacher at Douglass High School, in urban Memphis, Tennessee, doesn’t like to “baby” her students. “I notice that some students will shut down instead of actually trying to grapple with (a problem) or, you know, have that productive struggling through it.” She adds that, instead of just giving them the information, she allows “them to work through it and solve it on their own.”
Every year, tens of thousands of students in American are paddled in school, and more than a dozen states still allow teachers to hit or strike their students.
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