It has been more than 20 years since it was first suggested that there could be connections between brain function and educational practice. In the face of all the evidence that has now accumulated to support this notion, Mr. Jensen advocates that educators take full advantage of the relevant knowledge from a variety of scientific disciplines.
The kids in our classes learn what we teach them, not what we want to teach them.
Curriculum is what schools do to kids. When kids go to school, curriculum happens. Everything schools plan to have happen to kids is curriculum. Everything that kids experience while in school is also curriculum. Here is a fresh, comprehensive, often neglected or forgotten view of curriculum.
When teachers have the desire and take the initiative to use their talents to accomplish something they believe in -- something that will make a difference not only in the classroom butalso inthe hallways, grounds, and the school community as a whole -- they are Informal Teacher-Leaders.
Experts say our future voters need three things: The ability to cope with massive amounts of information, effectiveness at global communications, and self-direction of their own learning and organization.