- Additional Authors
- Kaminske, Althea Need,
- "An Eye on Education Book" - cover.Contents note continued: Myth 2 Teaching in the student's preferred learning style makes a difference in how well the student will learn the information -- Myth 3 It is good practice to identify students' learning styles and create lesson plans to address those learning styles -- Myth 4 There is no danger in teaching to students'preferred learning styles -- The Tools.Contents note continued: Myth 2 The best way to improve focus on real-world tasks is to avoid distractions by finding a quiet area with nothing to distract you -- Myth 3 I can still focus, even with my cell phone -- Myth 4 Getting distracted and letting your mind wander isn't a big deal -- The Tools -- 4.Testing -- The Myths -- The Research -- Myth 1 Testing only rewards test-taking skills and doesn't actually help students learn -- Myth 2 Testing promotes teaching to the test -- Myth 3 Testing doesn't measure learning -- Myth 4 There are two types of students: bad test takers and good test takers -- Myth 5 Testing causes undue anxiety and distress that is harmful to students -- The Tools -- 5.Learning Styles -- The Myths -- The Research -- Myth 1 Every person has their own learning style, some are visual learners, some are kinesthetic, some linguistic, etc. --Contents: 1.Multitasking -- The Myths -- The Research -- Myth 1 Multitasking allows your brain to work on several projects at once -- Myth 2 Multitasking is a useful skill that allows people to accomplish several tasks simultaneously in an efficient way, saving time and increasing productivity -- Myth 3 Multitasking helps you deal with distractions (prevents procrastination) -- Myth 4 Through practice, children, adolescents, and adults get better at multitasking -- The Tools -- 2.Examples -- The Myths -- The Research -- Myth 1 Using an example helps students generalize -- Myth 2 Examples make the topic interesting -- Myth 3 Making the material relatable or interesting automatically leads to learning -- The Tools -- 3.Focus -- The Myths -- The Research -- Myth 1 The ability to focus is inborn: some people have it, some people don't --Summary: "Drawing from research in developmental and educational psychology, cognitive science, and the learning sciences, Five Teaching and Learning Myths?Debunked addresses some of the most commonly misunderstood educational and cognitive concerns in teaching and learning. Multitasking, problem-solving, attention, testing, and learning styles are all integral to student achievement but, in practice, are often muddled by pervasive myths. In a straightforward, easily digestible format, this book unpacks the evidence for or against each myth, explains the issues concisely and with credible evidence, and provides busy K-12 teachers with actionable strategies for their classrooms and lesson plans."--Provided by publisher.