The Answer Sheet: ascd

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Getting real about social, emotional learning

Since we know that socialization is key to student growth and achievement, why don't we do a better job of integrating social and emotional learning into school programs, standards, evaluations and assessments?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers | Tags:  ascd, bullying and schools, bullying summit, sean slade, social and emotional learning

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/04/2010

Why fun is important in learning

By Sean Slade. Why do we assume that learning only occurs when kids are serious and quiet? This anti-fun vein is evident in education editorials and discussion boards, but brain research suggests that fun is not just beneficial to learning but required for long-term memory and authentic learning.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Learning | Tags:  ascd, engaging students, fun in education, healthy classrooms, healthy school communitiesy, learning, theory of learning