The current situation. Really !!! Tell me it isn’t true!!!

 Another great post from Michael Maloney that illustrates how Behavioural Psychology strategies and tactics can be so effectively applied to remediate educational deficits by effective measurement and timely interventions.

The current situation. Really !!! Tell me it isn’t true!!!.

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Remedial ed rate high in Alabama colleges.

 This article appeared in the Dothan Eagle yesterday morning. It is a sample of the current state of literacy in America.

Posted in News on Monday, July 15, 2013 5:27 pm.  The Dothan Eagle

Making sure Alabama students enter college prepared for the course work they’ll encounter there is a problem for the state, and has been for a long time.  According to Alabama Commission on Higher Education data, nearly a third of first-year college students end up taking remedial reading or math classes. (Bolding mine). A sizable percentage must take both.

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The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart.

 

By: Salman Khan

 

My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lay on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a word that he has trouble with: last night the word was “gratefully.” He eventually got it after a fairly painful minute. He then said, “Dad, aren’t you glad how I struggled with that word? I think I could feel my brain growing.” I smiled: my son was now verbalizing the tell­-tale signs of a ‘growth­ mindset.’ But this wasn’t by accident. Recently, I put into practice research I had been reading about for the past few years, and I decided to praise my son not when he succeeded at things he was already good at, but when he persevered with things that he found difficult. I stressed to him that by struggling, your brain grows. Between the deep body of research on the field of learning mindsets and this personal experience with my son, I am more convinced than ever that mindsets toward learning could matter more than anything else we teach.

Accountability in Public Education – What is it really?

Accountability in Public Education – What is it really?

Accountability in Public Education – What is it really?

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Many parents have children who pass through their public school systems, graduate, go on to post–secondary education and never miss a beat. My two children did with the exception of the few minor disruptions you expect from zesty teenagers. For these students the system works well. It works for a majority of students, some high achievers, others who leave with a diploma at worst.