Great Ideas on the Web

Whenever I find an interesting web site or blog entry related to good habits, I will post it here as a comment. If you find something, please add your comment too!

Author: Eric MacKnight

I have been teaching English since 1980 in the United States, Morocco, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, The Netherlands, and China. Good Habits, Good Students is my first book.

3 thoughts on “Great Ideas on the Web”

  1. Teaching the Mind Good Habits is written by Sam Wineburg, a professor of education at Stanford University, and is addressed to university professors. He relates his discovery that history professors read differently from their students, and from literature professors. He argues that teaching students the good habits essential to each field of study could pay big dividends. “Professors may assume that their students are stupid or suffer from a learning disability”, he writes. “Often the truth is much simpler: No one has ever bothered to teach them some basic but powerful skills of interpretation.”

    (Scroll down the page to find the article.)

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