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Learn about education with Smartick. Interviews, testimonials, posts written by experts and current education in general. Here you will find posts about education to answer all of your questions.

Jul19

The Benefits of Reading for Children and Adults

The Benefits of Reading for Children and Adults

  I slide my fingers through the pages looking for the folded corner in my book to disappear from reality for a while and become a French girl, living in the nineteenth century, fighting dragons… Why settle for living one single life when through reading you could live so many more? Reading is one of […]

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Jul05

When Should Your Child Get Their First Cell Phone?

When Should Your Child Get Their First Cell Phone?

  In the last 20 years, the world has made giant steps and the ”Digital Age” has arrived. We are immersed in a technological world whether we like it or not, which is why being overprotective with our children and new advances (cell phones, internet, tablet…) can be counterproductive. It is best to educate them […]

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Jun17

Evidence-Based Education: The Story of Craig Barton

Evidence-Based Education: The Story of Craig Barton

Evidence-based education Do you suppose these beliefs are based on research results? Do you think they have some scientific foundation? The best lessons have little teacher-talk and lots of student-talk. Where possible, students should ‘discover’ things for themselves. We can teach problem-solving. Effective differentiation means giving students different work to do. The maths we teach […]

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Jun12

Should I Reward My Children for Their Grades?

Should I Reward My Children for Their Grades?

  And just like that, summer is coming to put an end to another school year. Nine months of getting up early, learning, exams, grades, friendship, and laughter. But there is a question in the back of every parent’s mind… Should I give my child a gift for their grades? Remember that our children are […]

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Jun07

Liverpool: Winning the Champions League and Mathematics

Liverpool: Winning the Champions League and Mathematics

  When Liverpool won the Champions League in Madrid, the fans were not interested in mathematics. Well, maybe a little, the only numbers they needed were the 2-0 victory over Tottenham. They were overcome with such joy that they had forgotten about the funds they needed to have, for flights and hotels, in order to […]

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May27

Singapore: Classroom Assessment

Singapore: Classroom Assessment

Paper Evaluation In Singapore, as illustrated in the diagram below, the classroom assessment is an integral part of the interactive teaching and learning process. It is an ongoing process through which teachers collect information about their student’s learning to inform and support teaching. An important resource of assessment is feedback, which should be timely and […]

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May24

Repetition Learning, Good Habits and Smartick

Repetition Learning, Good Habits and Smartick

It is no question that repetition is a fundamental of learning. As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”. Repetition learning in education can be traced as far back to ancient Egypt 4,400 B.C., with similar accounts from ancient China and Greece. Aristotle himself remarked that “It is frequent repetition that produces a natural tendency. The […]

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May09

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and woman who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” – Jean Piaget Within a sociocultural and constructivist framework, Vygotsky coined the term “Zone of Proximal Development” to explain the relationship between development and learning referencing “the distance […]

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May03

Lessons from the Evolution of AltSchool

Lessons from the Evolution of AltSchool

  At Smartick, we always are very interested in following what is happening in the world of education technology because we detect that there are promises that could have stayed as such. That is why we were so interested in this article about AltSchool, a chain of private schools financed by many of Silicon Valley’s […]

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Apr01

Teaching Principles and Learning Phases of Singapore Math

Teaching Principles and Learning Phases of Singapore Math

In this post, we will return to the topic of Singapore math and analyze the curriculum. We will describe the three teaching principles used and the three learning phases that occur in their classrooms. Teaching Principles of Singapore Math Teaching is for learning, learning is for comprehension, comprehension is for reasoning, application, and finally, to […]

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Mar22

The Importance of Repetition in Learning

The Importance of Repetition in Learning

  Now we don’t realize, but when we learned to drive we had all 5 senses ready in each action: selecting the right gear, playing with the clutch and accelerating, or remembering to look in our rearview mirror. There comes a day when, without realizing it, we do all of these with confidence and agility, […]

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