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Where’s the phonics?

August 21, 2016

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I’m not distractible but I had an ad from Woot! in my mailbox, which had a monkey image that made me think of “think geek!” so I started to type that into the window to see what was on sale there, but the autocomplete went to “thinkport.org” so I went there instead. PBS has courses […]

that mysterious “resistance” to learning

October 24, 2011

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I have often wondered why you can tell a student something and … they just don’t do it. I hypothesized at some point that one reason is that if what you’re telling them creates cognitive dissonance, andyou don’t resolve it, they fight it. So, student has just been told by our student worker that yes, […]