Top 7 neuromyths that many teachers believe

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About half of the educators surveyed believed that people only use 10% of their brains.

Surveys of teachers in the UK, Turkey, Holland, Greece and China have revealed that many believe seven common myths about the brain, likely because the simple explanations are often attractive, even if totally wrong. The results of the surveys were reported in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

 

 

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Colleges obsess over national rankings, not students

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A senior administrator at Claremont McKenna resigned after acknowledging he falsified college entrance exam scores for years to rankings publications such as US News.

Nearly 30 years ago, US News & World Report debuted its list of “America’s Best Colleges”.  The magazine hoped its college rankings would be a game-changer for students and families.  But instead they have had a much bigger affect on colleges themselves.

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5,457 Chicago Area Teachers Earnings Top $100,000 or More Fueling Debate on What Teachers Are Worth

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Some teachers in Township High School District 113, including Highland Park High School, took home six-figure salaries.

An extraordinary number of public school teachers in the Chicago region earned $100,000 or more in 2009, straining school budgets and taxpayer wallets and fueling the debate over what teachers are worth and how they get raises.

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