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January 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Applied Mathematics

The subject of mathematics is related to almost all the other subjects. The advancement in the fields of engineering, science, economics statistics etc. are facilitated by use of mathematics. In other words, the application of mathematics helps in development and easier understanding of topics in other subjects. The branch of mathematics that is used for such a purpose is called as applied mathematics. It may be noted that in this branch of math, the important terms and constants used in the…

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Added by John Marsh on January 28, 2014 at 8:23am — 3 Comments

2 weeks to a Habit (Running Style)

I keep forgetting to put links to my posts here.

Added by chris fancher on January 20, 2014 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

American Foreign Policy 1945-2012

University Professor Emeritus Joseph Harrington of Framingham State University, and former editor of The New England Journal of History, has just written a two volume work Conflicted Giant, American Foreign Policy, 1945-2012, “a citty upon a hill” versus Realpolitik.The work presents the ongoing struggle to follow John Winthrop’s 1630 description of America as being a “citty upon a hill;” suggesting that America had a mandate to follow God’s moral code. The United States…

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Added by Joe Harrington on January 20, 2014 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Will the real OFSTED please stand up!

Will the real OFSTED please stand up!

(a Headteacher’s perception of the current framework, having just been inspected!)

I think all schools, Headteachers and governors fear the OFSTED call. Phones are kept visible and audible until 2pm each Wednesday just in case the call comes (OFSTED can’t inspect that week under Section 5 inspection framework,  if they don’t notify schools…

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Added by andy mellor on January 18, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Pins and Haystacks

http://readingbyexample.com/2014/01/17/why-my-pln-is-like-a-haystack/

We are a technology magnet school and I am proposing our PLCs transform into PLNs. This blog post is a pretty great argument for the power of a collective of educators. 

Added by Daniel Dragone Gutierrez on January 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What Is Math For Kids

There are two sides of math for kids, first math is fun for kids and second math is phobia. It's all depend  on the math tutor how they  introduce math. There are may reasons for math phobia, poor learning environments in traditional classrooms,work disorders and unintelligent math tutors etc. Math can be fun for kids if parents and math helper provide the best learning environment.…

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Added by John Marsh on January 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

How Does Music Education Boosts Learning

Today, music occupies a special place in the hearts of those in the field of childhood development. This is because music supports learning in a number of ways. Let’s take a look at three of them:

  • Music Aids Brain Growth and Development
  • Music Improves Verbal Recall
  • Learning Music Improves…
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Added by Lynda Way on January 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

My Q-and-A with author Dan Pink: Using motivational questioning and more in the classroom

From my introduction to Dan Pink through his book Drive I was amazed at how he could write a book about business that pertained so much to what educators do. It was not in the sense of how to create widgets, which is often a business approach to education, but rather what incents people to do what they do in the best way possible. It was more than just the best way to drive students, but the best way to drive educators to their highest potential as…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on January 9, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

PD: Same Old, Same Old.

On January 15, 2014 my Blog will be three years old. With this post included I have written 223 posts just for my blog. In addition, I have done several dozen guest posts for other blogs. On a week-to-week basis I strive to write something new about education, or at least a new take on an old subject, but there are some subjects that linger with very little change.

Social media’s influence in education is a great example of…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on January 8, 2014 at 12:44pm — 2 Comments

Learning Without Technology

As long as I have been involved with education there has been a discussion of whether or not technology is making a difference in learning, and whether or not we should use it in schools. This discussion takes place on a teacher-to-teacher level, as well as an administrative level. It occurs on primary, secondary and higher education levels. It may be time to shift the discussions to what we need our kids to learn and how they will implement that learning in our…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on January 8, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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