Pete (@mr_van_w) is amazed that there are teachers that still believe in learning styles and John (@jfcatto) tries to see the half-full cup in everyone and other "hippy nonsense".
Pete: Letting Go of Learning Styles - Amber & Andy Ankowski
John: Assuming Positive Intent - Laura Thomas
For a change John (@jfcatto) and Pete (@mr_van_w) bring in a couple of good news stories. Well kind of good news.
Students in Countries with High Religiosity Perform Lower in Science and Mathematics - Gijsbert Stoet & David Geary
Why the Most Successful Students Have No Passion For School - Jihyun Lee
Pete: Students Today, Employees Tomorrow - Kristie Kellahan
At the end of a busy week for everyone:
John (@jfcatto) discusses the difference between coding thinking and thinking coding. Whilst Pete (@mr_van_w) bemuses slipping enrollment for private schools.
John: In Finland Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers - Emily Deruy
Honourable mention: @linjdaliukas http://www.helloruby.com/
Pete: Private Schools are losing their magnetic pull
John (@jfcatto) questions whether we are using technology to substitute or redefine teaching methods and Pete (@mr_van_w) embraces International Women's Day by raising the issue of the lack of girls choosing to learn Science #womanoftheyear
John: Are We Innovating or Just Digitising Traditional Teaching - Beth Holland
Pete: Girls and Science a Dream Deferred - Ainissa Ramirez
Pete (@mr_van_w) critiques a woman he knows nothing about for doing the right thing and speaking up about problems in education and John (@jfcatto) imagines a scenario where we taught how to play baseball as inappropriately as we teach how to do Science.
Pete: The Way We Teach Our Children Is Truly Crazy - Elizabeth Farrelly @emfarrelly
John: Why Isn't Science Class More Like Learning to Play Baseball? - Alison Gopnik