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The Eyes Have It . . . Or Do They? What the Eyes Can Tell Us About Learning

“Eyes on me!” I demanded decades ago as a young, inexperienced teacher. I assumed that if students’ eyes were on me, they were with me—they were learning.  That was then. And this is now. Data scientists have recently come to a conclusion that contradicts such human intuition. In referring to research by Sidney D’Mello, columnist and contributing editor Jill Barshay states in a recent article, “You often hear teachers say that they don’t need data to tell them what their students know. Well, this [D’Mello’s] research points out that it’s hard for teachers to know when students are really absorbing something just [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:33+00:00 March 7th, 2018|

“Who Cares?”: How to Reach Challenging Adult Learners Using Your Head & Your Heart

“Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” —Dave Willis “Who cares?” is a question sometimes posed by apathetic students in the classroom, but it’s not a question that I expect to hear from professionals who work with them. Considering the research relating to how teacher-student relationships correlate with academic performance, one might wonder if the same holds true for instructors with challenging adult learners. My experience says it does. That old adage, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:41+00:00 April 25th, 2017|