Teaching and Learning

At ATDP, we aim to share knowledge about how children learn and how parents and teachers can support their learning. Read on for tips and recommendations for students, teachers, and parents on the subject of teaching and learning.

An End to STAR Testing? [The Daily Californian]

September 12, 2013 in Featured, Teaching and Learning

ATDP’s Faculty Director Frank C. Worrell comments on how revisions to standardized testing may affect the college-bound student. (Links to an external site.)

S’12 Newsletter Issue 3: Mastery Through Metacognition, This Week at ATDP

June 29, 2012 in News & Announcements, S'12 Issue 3, Teaching and Learning

Inside this issue… Features This Week at ATDP: The Writing Process students meet trees, Environmental Science create ecosystems, and Cognitive Neuroscience students visit the Brain Imaging Center The ATDP Challenge
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Welcome to Week 4!

July 10, 2011 in Teaching and Learning

Welcome to week four of ATDP. This week, you’re carrying half the summer’s work on your shoulders, looking forward at the other half, and thinking, “How on Earth am I
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I survived the first day of ATDP 2011 and all I got…

June 20, 2011 in Teaching and Learning

… was a massive boost of self-confidence, actually. To be fair, I think I scared some of my students (yes, scared students, I mean you).  Parts of my lesson plan
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Parents Come to Learn

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Teaching and Learning

Wednesday Explorations for Parents, New in Summer 2010 ATDP parents have long reported how much they learn each summer as their children answer, “what did you learn in class today?”
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Novice Teachers

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Teaching and Learning

Learning from Experts at the Elementary Division Each expert teacher in ATDP’s Elementary Division works in tandem with an Instructional Associate, usually an advanced teaching credential candidate. Few, if any,
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It All Starts With Play

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Teaching and Learning

Anticipatory Socialization in the Elementary Classroom At Elementary Division, ATDP invites its students into the academic community through play, through romantic engagement. Researcher Susan Engle (2005) captures our goal and
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Metacognition Among ATDP Math Students

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Research, Teaching and Learning

Research has shown that successful math students use sophisticated thinking skills when they solve challenging math problems. These thinking skills, known as metacognition, include choosing how to solve problems based on
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Instructors Cultivate Metacognition in SD Math Courses

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Teaching and Learning

What happens to research findings? Are they used by anyone other than researchers seeking to conduct more research? At ATDP, researchers seek relevant knowledge and teachers evaluate its applicability with
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Rekindling the Joy of Learning in Secondary Education

November 30, 2010 in Community Newsletter Vol. 3, Teaching and Learning

When children first begin to learn, they seem to enjoy the process—and so do parents. Just as mastering first steps delights new toddlers and their parents, starting school a big
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