I'm presenting a talk today at Maker Faire Pittsburgh called "Kids, Learning, and the Maker Movement: Four Top Tips for Parents" at noon today and at 10:30 AM tomorrow in the Education Zone. If you're around, come see me! If you saw me speak today, welcome to my website! My slides will be available online … Continue reading Talk This Weekend: “Kids, Learning, and the Maker Movement”
Studying is hard. I know that statement isn't earth-shattering, but it's remarkable to me how tough it can be for people to figure out what it means to study effectively. Recently, I've read two books that address this problem in great detail and with great energy. I started to assemble a bunch of quotes, but … Continue reading On Studying Smarter
I've mentioned my enthusiasm for MBE before: I'm enormously proud of the good work that my program, its leaders, and its alumni are doing in the world to bring educational practice, neurobiology, and cognitive psychology together. MBE is one of the co-sponsors of the annual Learning and the Brain conference, and I've been impressed with … Continue reading “So is the program online? Oh.”
Today I had a great experience proctoring a test for a student. She was working on a Spanish test and we were experimenting with having her read large portions of the test aloud. The idea was for her to talk out her thought process as she worked--and I hoped that she would discover that she … Continue reading Learning Adventures: Your brain is amazing.
I'm listening this afternoon to a talk from the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Askwith Forum, its ongoing speaker series with leaders in education research. Tonight's talk is from Dr. Howard Gardner and Dr. Katie Davis about their new book, The App Generation. According to the Askwith Forum website, the book is a look at … Continue reading New Book Alert: The App Generation
I just got a notice from PEN, the Parents Education Network, that this went online. Check it out! -- PMK Click the video above to watch: this is the hilarious, amazing, inspiring Dr. Todd Rose, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and President of Project Variability. Todd finished his doctorate at HGSE in … Continue reading TEDxSonoma County talk: Dr. Todd Rose on Variability
To follow up on my musings on the Paul Tough event last week, I came across this article in the New York Times this weekend about the seeming backlash that neuroscience is facing in the popular press. I love the tack that this writer takes, since it aligns with my own bias: I try to … Continue reading Neuroscience under attack!