by Guest Blogger Donna Wilson
Marcus and I were pleased to be featured in Education Week, discussing how "It's an Exciting Time to Be an Educator," in the popular Classroom Q&A with
the post, we talk about how we have arrived at a unique moment in the
history of education as the field of learning sciences continues to gain
momentum. We observe how learning environments and instructional
processes have been elevated through the explicit teaching of practical
metacognitive, cognitive, and social skills to enhance academic
Today, there is greater
understandiing of the brain's plasticity and a scientific basis to
support higher expectations for all students, including low income and
New research showing that the brain is
malleable is a major departure from previous conclusions that
intelligence was a fixed asset, bringing greater excitement to the
education field based on its positive implication for the professional
learning of administrators, policymakers, teachers, and others.
We invite you to read the entire post at the Education Week blog.