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It is well known that in education, everything we do seems to be on a never-ending cycle, or as we frequently refer to it – the pendulum.
Here’s an example. I’m sure many of you have had many professional development sessions that discussed Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences theories from Howard Gardner. In fact, you may have actually done the quizzes with your students to help them understand their learning styles.
But then, after decades of pervasive use in teacher preparation programs, professional development, and the classroom, we read that research suggests no link to improving learning!
So the pendulum begins to shift.
Another example may be the accountability and standardized testing movements. The only constant is that everything is always changing 🙂
This brings us to our prompt…
Prompt: Write a post related to constant changes and the pendulum effect in education.
Some ideas to get you started:
- Write a post about learning styles and your thoughts on the recent research suggesting they are an ineffective teaching/learning tool.
- Discuss another topic where you have seen the pendulum shift in your time in education.
- Share about a subject where you have changed your mind and describe why.
- What is the next great pendulum shift you expect to happen over the next five years?