Unlike many teachers who choose to work in schools because they were good students themselves, Michelle Carlson understands what it’s like to hate school. As a kid she couldn’t see the point of any of the material she was supposed
Prior knowledge is essential for learning because it helps us make sense of new ideas and information. But when that prior knowledge is incomplete, confused, or flawed, it can create barriers to learning. Consider the following scenarios. Novice travelers’ experience:
Engineering has been getting a lot of attention because of its real-world applications and clear job prospects, but learning to think like an engineer could be useful no matter what students decide to pursue for work. At Science Leadership Academy,
Keeping track of scholarship deadlines can be tricky because each month there is a new set of dates to watch out for. But staying organized can ensure that you’re doing everything possible each season to get money to make paying for
One of the big reasons change initiatives fail is because people do not like to be pushed out of their comfort zones. That is only the surface emotion; a deeper reason is that people are uncomfortable with learning something new.
Because online higher education has generally been aimed at older students, so has most advice for online students. But with an increasing number of 18- to 24-year-olds turning online for at least some of their undergraduate study, perhaps it’s time
One of the big reasons change initiatives fail is because people do not like to be pushed out of their comfort zones. That is only the surface emotion; a deeper reason is that people are uncomfortable with learning. It will
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