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Five Teaching and Learning Myths--Debunked : a Guide for Teachers.

Author: Adam M Brown; Althea Need Kaminske
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
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Brown, Adam M.
Five Teaching and Learning Myths--Debunked : A Guide for Teachers.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam M Brown; Althea Need Kaminske
ISBN: 9781351368155 135136815X
OCLC Number: 1031967165
Description: 1 online resource (87 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Meet the Authors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Multitasking; The Myths; The Research; Myth 1: Multitasking allows your brain to work on several projects at once; Myth 2: Multitasking is a useful skill that allows people to accomplish several tasks simultaneously in an efficient way, saving time and increasing productivity; Myth 3: Multitasking helps you deal with distractions (prevents procrastination); Myth 4: Through practice, children, adolescents, and adults get better at multitasking; The Tools; 2 Examples; The Myths; The Research. Myth 1: Using an example helps students generalizeMyth 2: Examples make the topic interesting; Myth 3: Making the material relatable or interesting automatically leads to learning; The Tools; 3 Focus; The Myths; The Research; Myth 1: The ability to focus is inborn: some people have it, some people don't; Myth 2: The best way to improve focus on real-world tasks is to avoid distractions by finding a quiet area with nothing to distract you; Myth 3: I can still focus, even with my cell phone; Myth 4: Getting distracted and letting your mind wander isn't a big deal; The Tools; 4 Testing. The MythsThe Research; Myth 1: Testing only rewards test-taking skills and doesn't actually help students learn; Myth 2: Testing promotes teaching to the test; Myth 3: Testing doesn't measure learning; Myth 4: There are two types of students: bad test takers and good test takers; Myth 5: Testing causes undue anxiety and distress that is harmful to students; The Tools; 5 Learning Styles; The Myths; The Research; Myth 1: Every person has their own learning style, some are visual learners, some are kinesthetic, some linguistic, etc. Myth 2: Teaching in the student's preferred learning style makes a difference in how well the student will learn the informationMyth 3: It is good practice to identify students' learning styles and create lesson plans to address those learning styles; Myth 4: There is no danger in teaching to students' preferred learning styles; The Tools; Afterword: Technology in the Classroom; Glossary.

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"In this book, research on a complicated subject-teaching and learning myths-is summarized and made readable for teachers and other school staff. I recommend this to all people who educate. It will Read more...

 
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