Most education schools train teachers to employ "multiple intelligences" in an effort to tailor instruction to students. But is this approach actually effective? Do students really have eight different kinds of intelligence, or just one? The data tells a story that both parents and teachers will want to understand.
If you've been to school, you've probably heard about "learning styles", the idea that students tend to be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. It is a common belief, but is this idea supported by scientific research? You'll want to read this article by leading cognitive scientist Dr. Daniel Willingham, who separates the truth from fiction when it comes to learning styles.
What type of curriculum should we teach in a democracy? You'll want to read how an English professor at a top university discovered that his students weren't getting the kind of preparation they needed, and what can be done about it. Click here to read the article.