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Learning Styles

Schools That Teach to the Arts, Not to the Test

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

With all the pushback these days against standardized testing, and with so much talk about how kids from different backgrounds learn differently, you'd think we'd have a country sprinkled with schools that dedicate themselves to injecting the arts into education.

How My Third-Grade Daughter Feels About Standardized Tests

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

As long as my daughter is in school in a town and state and nation where this is the law, I suppose she'll have to comply. But we're never going to pretend that we think this is a valuable tool.

Teaching and Learning: Who Knows the Answers?

Mary Cullinan | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Mary Cullinan

Like so many controversies, debates about teaching should be balanced. As we learn more about how people learn, our range of teaching styles and approaches should expand.

Parental Involvement in Education: What Kind? To What Ends?

Alfie Kohn | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Alfie Kohn

Exhortations for more "parental involvement" remind me of calls to be "a good citizen": In the abstract, everyone is for it. But inspected closely, what's most often meant by the term turns out to be considerably more complicated and even worthy of skepticism.

Focus on Engagement, and the Outcomes Will Follow

Cindy Cook | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Cindy Cook

One buzzword that has persisted for decades is "outcomes," which nobly focuses on student performance. In theory measuring learning outcomes should be easy, but in truth, there are so many factors influencing outcomes that are beyond our control.

10 Study Tips That Actually Work

| Posted 09.18.2012 | Teen

By Ellen, University of Manchester When it comes to studying, different things work for different people. Your learning style definitely comes into...

Does Everyone Have A Different Learning Style? 4 Researchers Doubt It

| Eleanor Yang Su | Posted 11.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Courtesy comes courtesy of California Watch. Story by Eleanor Yang Su. For years, the conventional wisdom has been that everyone has a different...

How Do You Learn?

Idelle Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Idelle Davidson

Well, it turns out that the whole learning style idea may be right up there with the theory that the earth is flat.

Homeschooling: For Trendy Brooklynites? Or People Like Me?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Fridkis

School and home are never really perfectly balanced alternatives to one another. They aren't opposites. School is controllable and uniform to an extent that unschool can't possibly be.