It’s not just the kids. Parents can’t focus either. What’s the answer? By Deborah Farmer Kris Since starting this paragraph, I have been distracted by a police siren, an Instagram alert, and a text from my spouse. I suddenly remembered that my son didn’t put on sunscreen before camp and that I needed to pick up beans for dinner. And then the doctor’s office called to schedule my annual mammogram.
Inside our heads we all have both a rational decision-maker and an instant gratification monkey - says writer and blogger Tim Urban in the Blog Wait But Why? When it comes to things like homework and studying, we would all love it if the rational decision-maker was in charge and we finished our work regularly as planned. Unfortunately for most of us, the instant gratification monkey is
Why tests are not a particularly useful way to assess student learning (at least the kind that matters), and what thoughtful educators do instead, are questions that must wait for another day. Here, our task is to take a hard look at the second practice, the use of letters or numbers as evaluative summaries of how well students have done, regardless of the method used to arrive at those jud
"The rationality of the world is what is at risk. Too many people are taken advantage of because of their lack of critical thinking, logic and deductive reasoning. These same people are raising children without these same skills, creating a whole new generation of clueless people." >>> Wired magazines Curtis Silver explains the importance of teaching Logic and Critical Thinking. &n