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Welcome to the MTIPS Resources Page

This page contains resources pertaining to Teacher Education, Parent Education and School Promotion. The site is used by educators from more than 60 countries and averages about 1800 views per month.

The information is presented in three different formats: articles, videos, and transcripts from a weekly on-line Q and A chat room called Ask a Mentor. The information is organized by class level, audience, content, and format. Resources pertaining to more than one area are cross-referenced.

Of particular convenience is the search feature at the bottom of the page. You can type in any word and all content with that word will be listed with a brief excerpt to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Seven Ways to Love a Child: A Valentine for Parents

..Parenting is not consistent or predictable.  Loving a child is not always fun or easy.  Establishing a few flexible, healthy habits is a parent’s best demonstration of love...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How Children Learn by Stella Vosniadou

This article identifies twelve conditions that promote learning. Here are a few to whet your appetite:
1. "Learning requires the active, constructing involvement of the learner."
2. "Learning is primarily a social activity and participation in the social life  of the school is central for learning to occur."
3. "People learn best when they participate in activities that are perceived to be useful in real life and are culturally relevant."

The article is organized in such a way that you can read in front to back or 
just look at each of the twelve points. 
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Assessing What Matters by Robert J. Sternberg

...So what should we assess? We should assess what students need to become active and engaged citizens of the world in which they will live-in a sense, what it takes to be "expert" citizens. Oddly enough, a lot of models can prepare students for the roles they will play in their world. Traditional schooling just does not happen to be one of them. We should also assess in ways that can help students develop the skills they need for success in school and life...

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