Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Everything We Know About Study Skills Sucks

The New York Times has published a review of study skills and learning styles:  Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits. Sept. 6, 2010.  In summary
  • No research exists to support the old advice about studying
    • Use the same quiet place
    • Study according to a routine schedule
    • Set goals and boundries
  • Recent studies call for more actual research about learning styles theory
  • NPR Talk of the Nation has an article about Master Teachers that can be heard here  
  • More ideas about the craft of teaching Uncommon Schools Networks
  • Master teacher demonstrates classroom control http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124532654

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