Retrospect. Fitting the Pieces Together

It is not so much of what changed in me, but rather what I changed in the delivery of my instruction that I see the effects of reflecting on learning theories. When broken down into segments, each fractional piece necessary to build the ideal classroom. Reflections. The Theories. Embrace diversity in the classroom by acknowledgingContinue reading “Retrospect. Fitting the Pieces Together”

When Adults Learn

To be an adult we are expected to have an independent self-concept and can direct his or her learning, have accumulated a reservoir of life experiences that is a rich resource for learning; had learning needs closely related to changing social roles; is problem-centered, and interested in immediate application of knowledge; and motivated to learnContinue reading “When Adults Learn”

Places in the Brain

I recommended browsing latest updates of brain activities in these sites. It is fascinating to think about how a brain functions and develops as we age. Each basic unit serves a specific purpose. The National Institute in Neurological Disorders and Stroke website (https://tinyurl.com/yaafcvn7) explicitly scaffolds the functions of the most complex part of the humanContinue reading “Places in the Brain”

Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard E. Gardner — pagesofjulia

This is a long review of a big, fat, dense book, not particularly a fun read. But I’ve been intrigued and fascinated by the theory of multiple intelligences for years – I think my mother introduced this to me when I was a little kid. I’d read about this theory, but I’d never read Gardner’s […]Continue reading “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences by Howard E. Gardner — pagesofjulia”

Less is more. More on chunking

Originally posted on Hybrid Math Instruction High School:
I found Vinney’s presentation of the evolution of information processing theories to be quite refreshing (Vinney, 2020). She was clear, and nonjudgmental, giving theories that have fallen out of favor equal treatment. I think I will use her work as a reference when information processing theories comes up…

Our children don’t just ask “Why”… They show us the solutions too! — DigiLin Learning

I am delighted to post this article to support the Teach Middle East’s 2021 STEM MENA conference. This article is part of my workshop, “Every Day is a Design Thinking Day and explains how the Design Thinking process can help teachers incorporate the skills that students need to succeed in their future STEM roles. After […]Continue reading “Our children don’t just ask “Why”… They show us the solutions too! — DigiLin Learning”