Hidden Curriculum–Cleaning the School

Students Cleaning the School? You have probably heard of “hidden curriculum.” What does this mean?  Hidden curriculum are things that students do in which they learn something important but are outside of classes or the normal educational course of study. One of the most interesting examples of hidden curriculum is cleaning the school. Everyday here in Japan, usually…
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Four effective techniques to help your students learn

Help your students to study wisely and learn better How can students learn more deeply and more effectively?  How can you improve your students results on tests?  How can you get them to learn more effectively? Recent research suggests many answers.  Today, I will talk about four ways to help your students help themselves.  Some…
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Novelty–different and new ideas are good for you

Beyond classroom education Novelty is an important idea in education.  I've seen it here and there, but basically it means that learning should be fun and new.  We should challenge our students with novel ideas in novel ways. Against that background, my colleague brought up a depressing story in the paper today.  In the largest…
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