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Ongoing activities...

Calgary NW Classes: Coding with Scratch 3.0 - Ages 6-12 (Jan 2019, Registration Closed)

 

Hands on Math - on Jan 3rd, 2018

 

Mandarin Language - 5 classes initially, some students will continue after. Resuming in February 2018.

 

Grade 9 Math competition study group.

Tools and Websites

Beyond Top 10 Free Applications for Learning and Managing the Classroom

Help Your Preschooler
Develop Early Math Skills

      

Teaching Conceptual Understanding

 

Articles

The Nature of Learning, Using Research to Inspire Practice
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

 

High intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological overexcitabilities

Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

by LYNNE SHALLCROSS

Newest Trends in Educations

What is Conceptual Learning

Concept-Based Curriculum design, by Jennifer Chang-Wathall

Research:

Concepts are associated with high levels of cognitive sophistication and are not expected in an insect brain. Yet, various works have shown that the miniature brain of honeybees rapidly learns conceptual relationships involving visual stimuli (click here to access article).

 

Fluency Without Fear: Research Evidence on the Best Ways to Learn Math Facts

 

Succeed in Math (by McGraw-Hill Ryerson)

 

Encouraging Students’ Independence in Math Including emotion regulation activities in math lessons can help elementary students learn the content more effectively.

 

Does our approach to teaching math fail even the smartest kids?

 

Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard) (2011)

 

"...The excitement quickly fades as students brush up against the reality of what David E. Goldberg, an emeritus engineering professor, calls “the math-science death march.” Freshmen in college wade through a blizzard of calculus, physics and chemistry in lecture halls with hundreds of other students. And then many wash out."

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Physics for All: An Online Class Is Expanding the Gateway to STEM : BU physicist creates online AP physics program for underserved high schoolers

     

 

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