Teaching

Slate: If I could ensure that kids come away from science class with one thing only, it wouldn’t be a set of facts. It would be an attitude—something that the late physicist Richard Feynman called “scientific integrity,” the willingness to bend over backward to examine reasons your pet theories about the world More

NPR: Vanessa Rodriguez is co-author, with Michelle Fitzpatrick, of the new book, The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education. In it, they contrast behaviorist models of instruction, which cast the learner’s brain as an “empty vessel” to be filled with knowledge, with cognitive psychology models, which view More