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    Wild goose chase

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 05/01/2010

    » According to Peter Airasian, the author of education assessment textbooks, "assessment is the process of collecting, synthesizing and interpreting information to aid classroom decision-making. It includes information gathered about pupils, instruction and classroom climate". I particularly like this definition because it is comprehensive. When taken seriously and applied in schools, this approach to assessment produces a significant difference in the way students learn and continue learning.


    Why teach with heart?

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 12/01/2010

    » Surveys done by educational researchers in the field of social-emotional well-being indicate that students want to succeed at school.


    Classroom procedures

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 19/01/2010

    » Teaching entails preparing and delivering course content, as well as setting up and sustaining the effective context for learning. While the former is easily accomplished, the latter can cause significant stress.


    Right choice of words

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 26/01/2010

    » Humans naturally crave compliments. No one likes it when others pass nasty remarks about him or her. On the most miserable day, one yearns to hear a friendly remark. Words are a powerful tool that teachers should use to elevate the classroom climate, making it more conducive to learning. In contrast, non-complimentary words can negatively affect the learning environment and students' emotional well-being.


    Adding value to values

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 09/02/2010

    » One of the major purposes of schools as a social institution is to teach and perpetuate human values. Good values are key to communal solidarity and harmonious living among people.


    Uncovering psychological mysteries

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 23/02/2010

    » While students of psychology and education have the privilege of hindsight through exposure to all major personality theories propagated by different schools of psychology - and thus the opportunity to take a more eclectic view of human behaviour, emotion and cognition - psychologists themselves use an exclusivist approach to studying the subject. One may get the impression that they do not see eye to eye and that each of them is eager to advocate his or her own narrow view and understanding of personality.


    More than meets the eye

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 09/03/2010

    » One may express amusement at the thought of the existence of a true correlation between physical appearance and/or demeanour and a student's academic achievement. While it lacks sufficient empirical evidence, the claim may hold some truth. Good-looking students do perform better at school, and conversely, students who underperform are often untidy and "poorly maintained".


    Relocating may affect your children

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 23/03/2010

    » Relocating from one place to another may not be a big deal for parents or other adults, but it may have a tremendous psychological impact on children. Adults usually celebrate relocation because it usually involves an improved lifestyle or a job promotion.


    Real-time feedback

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 06/04/2010

    » One of the major weaknesses of teaching is often the lack of time during instruction to effectively check how well students are learning the lesson being taught. Hence, a teacher could teach a lesson for a full period and not know how much learning had taken place.


    Get into 'the zone'

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 04/05/2010

    » Creativity flourishes in a non-threatening environment that is characterised by high levels of positive emotional experiences and responses. But happiness is not the only ingredient to consider when we think about redesigning schools to cater to the needs of a new, more challenging future, where fluidity in thinking and learning define success.

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