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While many individuals may not know exactly how Montessori education works, it's quickly becoming more and more popular in the United States. There are thousands of schools in the country, and that number is growing fast. This style of education was developed by the Italian physician and teacher Maria Montessori beginning in 1897. She studied pedagogy and educational theory at the University of Rome and applied this knowledge to her first classroom, which she opened in
A couple of years ago I was coaching an under 7's sporting team, and remember one particular boy who couldn't seem to throw the ball properly during practice drills. No matter how much I instructed the boy, he couldn't seem to throw the ball even half as far as the other boys his age could, and looked rather awkward in the process.
Learning is the process of acquiring any information that modifies a person's behavior, values and knowledge base. An ongoing process that starts as early as the fetal stages in humans, learning occurs in many forms including instinctive, experiential, conscious, and purposed learning. In formal learning, different methodologies are used to effectively impart knowledge to students within different learning scenarios.
This article is written with the intent of fostering more effective written and verbal communication. Are you reflecting (thinking) right now about the degree of validity and accuracy of the pattern of thinking shared in the first sentence? If so, then you are engaged in critical thinking!
The more I learn about learning disabilities, the more I see that the "best practices" for educating students with learning disabilities are actually considered "best practices" for all learners. For example, math and reading interventions focus heavily on "hands-on" and "experiential" learning activities.
Many universities and colleges offer courses to improve your learning effectiveness. In those sessions, usually spread across several weeks, you will be taught to define your goals, to get organized, to be disciplined in your studies, to take notes, underline the main ideas, and review constantly what you have learned.