Debunking 7 myths about student learning

02/14/2012 | Washington Post, The

Education blogger Valerie Strauss addresses seven misconceptions about how students learn -- some of which are driving school reform. She asserts that basic facts can be included in engaging lessons; teachers talking should not be the focus of class; covering a lesson does not mean the material was taught; students' interests can be used to teach; acceleration does not equal rigor; a quiet classroom does not mean quality learning; and traditional schooling does not prepare students for life.

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