The 4E framework is a simple way to conceptualize modern advances in our understanding of cognition, as well as their consequences for education. In this model, human thinking is essentially embodied, embedded, extended and enacted.
As popular as it is, S.M.A.R.T. goals-setting is ill-adapted to education, which explains why its results are so often disappointing. The reasons lie in its very origins as a business management strategy. Fortunately, a traditional Tibetan practice may help us develop a W.I.S.E. approach that is not only more likely to succeed, but also highly culturally adaptable and more in line with holistic personal growth objectives.
Students are more likely to engage with and act upon feedback when it is warm and uses simple strategies to influence their attitude towards their past performance and future progress in positive ways, new study confirms.
A positive school climate is known to “serve as a catalyst of optimal academic outcomes” (all quotes are from the study referenced below.) However, because of its encompassing and diffuse nature, this crucial factor of a school’s effectiveness (the quality of its “climate”) can be hard to define and manipulate. According to a recent study on the subject, one of its most important dimensions could be: perceived school kindness.
What are the key characteristics of effective leadership in an educational setting? A recent study set out to answer this question through an extensive literature review and found evidence for six best practices, which all point to Leadership for Learning as the best model for school success.