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Together we learn more and better

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“Studies on learning shows that students understand and retain what they learn more when they have studied and applied this knowledge in a practical context.” Tony Wagner

There are many who still believe that silence is the voice of the students, too many who are convinced that you can only learn in a monastic atmosphere of silence, stillness and meditation; and “sink the elbows” is the only way to study. This situation is surprising since, according to the latest in neuroeducation and learning and cognitive psychology research, you do not learn as well. Continue reading

Excuses bad teacher

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“Lord, give me courage to change what can be changed; grant me the serenity to accept what can not be changed and give me wisdom to distinguish one from the other.” Hindu Proverb

I am convinced that the teaching is (and will be) one of the most exciting professions and at the same time, the harder you can exercise anytime, anywhere in the world. Continue reading

What do you want to be?

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“People are more successful when there are others who understand their talents and skills challenges.” Ken Robinson: Element.

Children are an endless source of surprises. His innocence, sincerity and common sense hit us like a slap in the face and show that, sometimes, adults are unable to see the simple and obvious but what we have under our noses. Continue reading

Why do I have to teach values ​​in addition to teaching math?

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It takes courage to teach values… In a post a while ago I talked about the importance of education in values ​​and explained the ​​that consider essential for education in the schools of the century. Today I intend to reflect on why, what and how to teach values.

Even today many teachers are fearful and hesitate to teach values, they feel that their only job is to educate students, that is, teaching contents of different subjects that make the curriculum: mathematics, physics, literature … They think values ​​education is the sole responsibility of families, which are part of the private sphere of individuals. Continue reading

Education is not a sport

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I do not know why, but often we treat education as if it were a sports competition talk about college career, to be first class or promotion, do rankings of schools, universities and even countries according to the results… we set educational goals and objectives to be achieved, we talk about culture of student effort as if this had to spend hours and hours studying athletes to train as … (and also , educational policy makers, but are always offside, do not stop hitting goals). Continue reading

4 thoughts on education and a plea

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Education

Before starting (I think deserved) summer vacation, I seriously proposed to rest for a few days of my readings on education and spend hours relaxing to read novels my favorite authors, who have very abandoned the rest of the year. The purpose was firm and I have kept … the problem is that, as education affects us all and is an essential element in the lives of people I find interesting reflections on education in almost all the novels I read. The truth is that in the literature have always found a source of inspiration to reflect on various aspects of life and education. Continue reading