Technology seems to be everywhere, and it is tempting to imagine children grow up with expertise through familiarity. The research paints a vastly different picture, and we discuss one of the top read articles of 2017 that deconstructs the myth of the digital native and the costly habit of multitasking.
Later, we take a look at some of the popular writing on socio-emotional development. It can be difficult to find writing on socio-emotional outcomes (or transferable job skills) that can translate to real classroom impact. We find a few articles, and a peer-reviewed piece, that can lead to implementation of new classroom strategies.
The Peer Review considers a critique of last month’s discussion, and fields a question about the popular news story of a teacher being fired for her grading policy.
- First Segment – The myth of digital natives and multitasking – 01:00
- Second Segment – Socio-emotional training for students – 25:54
- Third Segment – Peer Review: Critique of 019 & Teacher fired for zeros – 36:29
Kirschner, P. A., & De Bruyckere, P. (2017). The myths of the digital native and the multitasker. Teaching and Teacher Education, 67, 135–142.
- Don’t Touch that Dial (Slate)
- Work factors influencing the transfer stages of soft skills training: A literature review
- Teamwork, Soft Skills, and Research Training (Gilbert 2017)
- 20 Tips for de-escalation with anxious or defiant students (Mindshift)
- Philosophy of Technology (Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
- Teacher pens whiteboard goodbye to students over ‘no zero’ grading policy (WPTV)
We drink Iron Joe, an oaked Scottish ale with coffee from Rahr and Sons Brewing Company in Fort Worth, TX.