Category Archives: Schools

Radical-Local Teaching and Learning: A Cultural-Historical Approach

The cultural-historical approach started in the 1930s by Lev Vygotsky, who held that learning and instruction are the means to development, is the foundation for the Radical-Local Theory of Teaching and Learning formulated by Mariane Hedegaard and Seth Chaiklin in … Continue reading

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The impact of classroom noise on reading comprehension of school pupils

It has been known for many years that poor acoustic conditions in classrooms leading to high noise levels and poor speech intelligibility cause annoyance to pupils and teachers and affect the academic performance of pupils. Much of the previous research concerning the … Continue reading

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Mindfulness as Schools Subject

Students in England already learn about mathematics, science, and history, but hundreds of schools are preparing to expand the traditional curriculum with a new subject: mindfulness. In up to 370 English schools, students will start to practice mindfulness as part … Continue reading

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How Schools Thwart Passions

The pursuit of passions requires time for play and self-directed education. Follow your passions. That’s what almost every commencement speaker says to the new graduates. It’s almost cruel. If all you’ve been doing is school and school-like stuff, how do … Continue reading

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The role of motivation on creativity at school

The present study used a latent variable modeling approach to investigate the influence of motivation on creative achievement in different environments. This was used in conjunction and interaction with other creativity-related predictors, such as openness to new experience and response … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Intervention in School Bullying

The chances that a teacher will intervene in a case of bullying appear to be associated with several variables, which may be resumed as the confidence that he has in his capability to deal with problems at school. In accordance … Continue reading

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What would school be like if Albert Einstein was your principal?

It is often claimed that Einstein was a poor student who flunked math. This old story is false and Albert laughed after hearing about it. In fact, he had mastered calculus by high school and was able to understand the … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Child Get Motivated in School

Strategies you can use to help kids work up to their potential. If you have a child who is struggling in school and doesn’t seem to be motivated to make an effort, the first thing you want to do is … Continue reading

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Mend the Gap Between Rich and Poor in School Achievement

Our compulsory public school system is supposed to be “the great equalizer.” By providing the same schooling to everyone, it is supposed to promote equal opportunities for young people regardless of their socioeconomic background. In fact, however, the system has … Continue reading

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Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up

Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education. His talk, ‘How Schools Kill Creativity’, is the most viewed in the history of TED and has been seen by millions of people all over the world. In … Continue reading

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