Education & Learning

Education & Learning

Learning Math

If you know, love or teach children who struggle with their math facts and factors, Play Math can help. Listen in and see how Dr Lynne Kenney can change the trajectory of children’s math learning in primary school.

Rethinking Education

Below are great TEDtalks by Sir Ken Robinson.This quote from YouTube “Sir Ken is a TED icon having given three presentations on the role of creativity in education (His 2006 talk has attracted over 27 million views and seen by an estimated 250 million people worldwide) and changed the lives of many. In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.

Sir Ken comes from an arts in education background influencing the formulation of the National Curriculum in England. For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick, and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees and honours for his services to the arts and education from many institutions around the world. Sir Ken is a best-selling author and co-author of a wide range of books, reports and articles on creativity, the arts, education and cultural development. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

Life is your talents discovered | Sir Ken Robinson In this terrific and witty closing of TEDxLiverpool, Sir Ken Robinson argues that talent is often buried and that we need to search for it. In fact, the foundation of wisdom may be the willingness to go and look for it.

Ken Robinson on Passion | Sir Ken Robinson  LECTURE @THE SCHOOL OF LIFE: Sir Ken Robinson believes that everyone is born with extraordinary capability. So what happens to all that talent as we bump through life, getting by, but never realizing our true potential?

Sir Ken Robinson: The Element.  | Sir Ken Robinson discusses how finding your passion changes everything.

Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

Educating the Heart and Mind  | Sir Ken Robinson speaks during the Dalai Lama Center’s Educating the Heart Series. He discusses the importance of an education that educates not just the mind, but also the heart.

Early Development & Skills

Prepare your child for writing, but not the way you think. Discover Waldorf Education: Form Drawing, a Threefold Perspective In spite of its apparent simplicity, Form Drawing has a powerful effect upon the Primary School child in the Waldorf or Steiner setting. Experienced Waldorf teacher Eugene Schwartz demonstrates how a simple Grade One drawing can impact the child’s physical, etheric, and astral bodies. In spite of the fact that the latter two bodies are invisible and intangible, Eugene manages to capture them on film. For more information, visit www.millennialchild.com.

Discover Waldorf Education: Writing & Reading, Part 1 This video, the third in a series, looks at the unique approach taken by Waldorf schools to the teaching of writing and reading. Eugene Schwartz explains the emphasis placed upon the kinesthetic and spatial dimensions of becoming literate.

Discover Waldorf Education: Writing & Reading, Part 2 This video, the fourth in a series, looks at the unique approach taken by Waldorf schools to the teaching of writing and reading. Eugene Schwartz explains the emphasis placed upon the recapitulation of the cultural stages that lead to the development of writing and reading.

Waldorf Math Lesson: Circle Multiplication Table  An easy and concrete way to learn the times table. Kris Carlson demonstrates the circle times table during a typical Waldorf math lesson.

Math Number Wheel Circle to learn multiplication & Place Value Numbers make fun and fascinating patterns as we create the times table. Math times table created from fun patterns as a way to learn multiplication tables for Eights and Twos. This video also teaches place value. This video has the student create worksheets where they can learn the times tables. This is useful for teaching math in a classroom, at home, as part of homeschool or as fun homework. Right Brain Math can teach Elementary Students. Curriculum Review magazine calls it a revolutionary approach to introducing math. It is also very effective for remedial math for students who have fallen behind in math. Learning the multiplication tables are crucial for a student taking algebra. The Right Brain approach has helped many kids who have a negative attitude about math or numbers. Right Brain Math is an easy, effective, visual method of teaching multiplication as well as addition, subtraction, or division. It also helps students learn factors. Because it uses visual and auditory patterns as a teaching strategies, it appeals to many learning styles because it emphasizes patterns and puzzles and overviews. Kids see the big picture of the multiplication tables first, and then understand how the individual factors relate to each other. http://RightBrainMath.com

Math Times Tables for 3, 6, 9 multiplication from MisterNumbers   Math multiplication table tricks using patterns on Tic-Tac-Toe Squares for the Threes, Sixes, and Nines. MisterNumbers math tricks will rock you as you learn multiplication for the 3 6 and 9 times tables in this video and the Sevens, Fours, and even the whole times table on other videos. This is fun for homeschool math or in a classroom. Teachers and parents will find this lesson for math times tables fun for students and for the Teacher. See other Mister-Numbers videos to see right brain ways to learn the multiplication times tables using overviews, math patterns, and visual puzzles. Math times table created from fun patterns as a way to learn multiplication tables for Threes, Sixes, and Nines. This video also teaches place value. This video has the student create worksheets where they can learn the times tables. This is useful for teaching math in a classroom, at home, as part of homeschool or as fun homework.  http://RightBrainMath.com

Right Brain Math: Times Table Overview & Fun Factor Sets  Great visual patterns and overviews of how numbers work from a right brain perspective. Tom Biesanz (Mister Numbers) shows how the patterns look and how they relate to families of factor numbers.
Math times table created from fun patterns as a way to learn multiplication tables.  http://RightBrainMath.com

Multiplication: Learning Times Tables for 8s and 2s Click this link for a free worksheet on the Twos and Eights on an Atomic Wheel.
Math times table created from fun patterns as a way to learn multiplication tables for Eights and Twos. This video also teaches place value.

Homeschooling

Are home-schooled children smarter? Research conducted by Sandra Martin-Chang, an assistant professor in Concordia’s Department of Education, shows that children who were home-schooled scored higher than their peers in seven different subjects. In this segment, she discusses the challenges and rewards of assuming responsibility for your child’s learning with Wendi Hadd, a sociology teacher at John Abbott College who home-schooled her children.

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Healthy Habits of Mind: How teaching mindfulness skills and compassion practices  improve executive function skills in the classroom, such as sustained attention, focus, interpersonal skills, lowered aggression, etc.

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