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In today's society, a pervasive view still persists that a person's intelligence is innate, fixed by the genes, and cannot be altered significantly by the environment, be it the influence of parental nurturing or early childhood education. Apart from the overwhelming anecdotes over the Internet of parents who swear by the success of their early teaching efforts on their little ones, some as young as babies, scientific evidence has been steadily accruing over the years to point to an indisputable fact: There is a critical stage in the early development of a child's brain when the right environm
As children begin to approach the age of kindergarten, many parents begin to be concerned that the child is prepared for school. Educators have shared these same concerns throughout the years and have established some development theories that can aid parents in addressing their concerns. Educators will use those theories of development to understand the learning processes and to arrange their classroom and curriculum.
There are some teachers who inspire strong loyalty from their students who will do anything for them, similar to a coach and her players. Other teachers have trouble just getting students to behave in the classroom, let alone work hard. What's the difference? In the first example, those special teachers are able to meet the needs of their students on a very consistent basis. While most of us will never reach the level of a Jaime Escalante, we can all focus o
Experience in any sphere of activity cannot come to us without practice. In other words, it's by doing something regularly that one can have the true experience of it, which is, to a large extent, the sum total of exposure, learning and practice.
A practical combination of interpersonal intelligence and intrapersonal intelligence is called emotional intelligence. The important model on which this article is based was defined by Daniel Goleman in his great book EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
Each learner and each learning experience is unique; yet educators can identify patterns in the learning process. Designing effective learning requirements requires a clear understanding of, and attention to, both commonalities and differences in the learners and the learning.