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Seeking a quote that likens learning to read to an acrobatic task

Asking for a Montessori teacher friend: Can anyone help me find a quote about learning to read? It likens the task of reading to an acrobatic task. I can't remember the origin and haven't been able to come up with a single clue. It's just the perfect way to sum up the "reading process system" which is a boring way to say all the stuff that happens in your brain when you read. I need it for a reading workshop on Saturday. Thanks!
posted by librarina on Apr 30, 2014 - 1 answer

the short way is the long way

What are real-life examples of experiences that are 'shortcuts' to accomplishing something, even though they might be very difficult because of the required intensity? For example, military training supposedly develops a kind of physical and mental discipline that would take a civilian longer to acquire. Rapid learning techniques that allow someone to learn several languages faster than most people learn one is another example. What are others?
posted by michaelh on Apr 10, 2014 - 16 answers

Studies concerning faculty perception of students.

I'm looking for a study which investigated college faculty's perception of an average student in science classrooms. [more inside]
posted by Evernix on Apr 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Looking for a 10+ year old book about a stuffed bear in a classroom cave

Years ago I picked up a book at random that I thought had "Creative Education" or "Classroom" in the title, but every search I've done comes up empty. It's written by a teacher that used a stuffed bear that lived in a cave in the corner of an elementary classroom. I also recall a chapter on a 'Mr. Pen'. I'd like to find it again. [more inside]
posted by lysdexic on Aug 22, 2013 - 2 answers

What are some good books or articles on second-language acquisition?

What are some insightful well-written books or articles, academic or otherwise, on the mechanics of how we learn second-languages and anything about the application of linguistics to learning languages? [more inside]
posted by pynchonesque on Dec 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Instructor access as a non-instructor?

I would like access to a supplemental resource for a textbook that I purchased, for non-school-related use, but only instructors for a course can have access. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Like something from Yoda, but not...

Quote suggestions from science fiction/fantasy books or stories related to teaching? [more inside]
posted by xenization on Oct 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Digital Learning in a School

Educators of MeFi, help me find some great digital learning techniques and resources. [more inside]
posted by brilliantmistake on Sep 25, 2012 - 3 answers

How to train a dog to come, stay, and heel on command?

I want to train my dog to stay, come, and heel (or, "come in closer, but you don't have to come right up to me"). How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 24, 2012 - 12 answers

How best to learn spanish for an Argentine vacation?

How best to learn Spanish for a three week vacation in Argentina? [more inside]
posted by pombe on Jul 27, 2012 - 11 answers

I need some stats on teaching methods, stat.

I need help finding statistics on the effectiveness of various teaching methods. [more inside]
posted by lemoncello on Mar 6, 2012 - 2 answers

What's the difference between a ski lesson and a puppy class?

To what extent is it useful to apply dog training techniques to teaching people? [more inside]
posted by emilyw on Feb 27, 2012 - 22 answers

Household learning!

My cups of tea teach me things. Can the carpets, or the plates, or the cushions? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Dec 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Jazz piano 101

First steps at jazz piano - how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Oct 23, 2011 - 10 answers

If you teach a mom to watch netflix, she will watch TV for a lifetime.

What are some techniques to help reluctant adult learners and technophobes (read: my parents) become more confident and want to use things? Or, if not, what are some good ways to help them help themselves? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 13, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I make my email class into an alternate reality game for my students?

How can I make my email class into an alternate reality game for my students? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jun 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Suggest a good TV series for learning English

Can you suggest a good television series (preferably with available English subtitles) for people learning English? [more inside]
posted by rhombus on Nov 23, 2010 - 13 answers

How to be a better teacher

How can I become an awesome English teacher to a foreign child? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Oct 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Free online EFL resources?

Looking for online and ideally free resources for adult EFL/ESL students. [more inside]
posted by people? I ain't people! on Sep 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact?

Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Aug 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Do my numerous constraints rule out meaningful work with kids?

I'd like to learn about jobs that involve working intensively, one-on-one, with preschool or elementary-aged kids, to help them learn or develop. But, I have so many constraints that I'm not sure any role fits. Could you point me to any possibilities? [more inside]
posted by Other on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

schoolhouse rock with my brother

Help my brother sing songs with kindergartners as part of his student teaching curriculum [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Jun 17, 2010 - 10 answers

"Best" and "worst" experiences involving grammar?

"Best" and "worst" experiences involving grammar and learning grammar? I think we were asked to write this to increase empathy, but I can't think of anything with any emotional weight, so I thought I'd ask for your experiences. Please answer especially if you had a difficult time with grammar. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 8, 2010 - 31 answers

Lesson creation software

I'm looking for software or a website that let's you easily create interactive lessons. [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Apr 27, 2010 - 4 answers

What are your musical "aha" moments?

I've just recently started teaching music & I want to do a good job not just teaching the technical aspects, but really getting at musicality. What were your "aha" moments when you were learning music & how do you think you could produce those same flashes of insight in someone else? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jan 13, 2010 - 32 answers

What are some really great music tutorial websites?

What are some really great "learn by example" music tutorial websites? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Sep 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Collaborative Learning Environments for Dummies?

I'm trying to organize a series of classes based on a collaborative learning environment, but I need some information about how a non-hierarchical classroom could actually work. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Sep 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Working with Kids

I've been asked to look after two work experience kids (young teens) for the coming two weeks to experience and learn what I.T. is all about. What tasks can I give them that will educate and enlighten them while not killing my productivity? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Jun 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Books on teaching technology?

What book(s) can I read to help me be a better teacher of technology? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Apr 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Non-Yahoo Group solution?

Other than Yahoo Groups, can you recommend something like it--a virtual classroom--that I can use to conduct an e-class with assignments etc. Thank you!
posted by quiverandquill on Jun 28, 2007 - 8 answers

What I Did This Coming Summer?

How can a 20-year old attend computer camp? [more inside]
posted by crayolarabbit on Apr 3, 2007 - 3 answers

What does that say?

Help me help someone with literacy problems. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Mar 2, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I teach my child a foreign language?

How to teach my child a foreign language (English)? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jan 29, 2006 - 21 answers

Piano Drill Books

Piano Drill Books. Not very sexy, though always a highly practical tool for learning an instrument. This time its piano -- what do you have laying around? (similar: here, here, here) [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Feb 28, 2005 - 9 answers

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