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Carol S. Dweck: Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn

Carol S. Dweck: Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"In our society, we seem to worship talent — and we often portray it as a gift. Now we can see that this is not motivating to our students."


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Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 8, 5:52 AM

Here's a challenge:  Read this research start to finish.

Then think about your beliefs regarding teaching and learning. 

Does this change you?

Jan Ross's curator insight, March 21, 9:35 AM

When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

Jan Ross's curator insight, March 21, 9:35 AM

When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

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Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better

Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Full Article: http://trainugly.com/portfolio/learning/ Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 21, 2014 8:49 PM

Learn why it is important to stretch your brain, to try new things (and to fail) and to continue to try and improve. Learn about our "Lizard Brain"  (also known as the amygdala),an important component of our brain that impacts how we learn, but the learning is related to the time when humans hunted in the wild. This part of the brain holds us back in many ways, and although it once protected us now it tends to hold us back.

What can we do about this? The video explores this and discusses some of the ways we can "dance" with this "Lizard Brain" and move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. For more information take the time to watch this video.

miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:00 AM
Learning sweet spots!!!
Helen Teague's curator insight, December 23, 2014 9:28 AM

especially good at about 6 minutes in...  see also the trainugly.com website

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How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning | Edudemic

How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning | Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A fight or flight reaction may be useful in some situations, but it is highly detrimental in the classroom. Whether anxiety stems from test taking or from an unstable home environment, the brains of students experiencing high levels of stress look different than those who are not — and those brains behave differently, too. In

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 13, 2014 10:01 PM

We do not teach grit. We may help students learn grit and resiliency through our role modeling.

 

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 2014 5:17 AM

Sweet music!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 1, 2014 10:47 AM


A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:44 PM

The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games –

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5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Dr. Judy Willis–resident brain investigator at Edutopia and TeachThought–is a neurologist turned educator whose work...focuses on the brain–how it works, and how teachers can respond."


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Ra's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:33 PM

Familiar ground but good to revisit with student teachers. Link to formative assement for clarity of purpose in planning.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 20, 2013 10:27 PM

This would be great to use in conjunction with the video from HOW YOUTH LEARN 

http://youtu.be/p_BskcXTqpM

Fran Bozarth's curator insight, October 27, 2014 7:29 PM

The article goes on to elaborate a bit on each of these.  Good basics.

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Google and the Brain Friendly Classroom: Manipulatives and Models - Synergyse

Google and the Brain Friendly Classroom: Manipulatives and Models - Synergyse | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Get Google Apps News & Tips   Google Apps and the Brain Friendly Classroom   Manipulatives, Models, Labs, Experiments   Dr. Marcia Tate has made it her life’s work to show educators how to create a brain-friendly classroom through her Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites series. This post is the ninth in a series linking what...

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The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching

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“Sticky Teaching”–interesting idea. Learning that lingers. Chris Lema gets at that idea in the following presentation, along with a basic explanation of why this idea works by focusing on the patterns that brains “can’t ignore.” Cool approach, so we’ve taken the six strategies, and given an example for each.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:50 PM

Sticky teaching looks at "understanding what the brain can't ignore." In this post there is an explanation of six strategies of sticky teaching.

1. Awaken the intrigue.

2. Begin and end often.

3. Create lots of contrast.

4. Draw them in with stories.

5. Emotion draws attention.

6. Focus on the big idea.

Each of these ideas is discussed in the post.

There is also an embedded slideshare in the post. It provides some interesting statistics and explains why each of these strategies work.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:52 AM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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What is dyslexia? A TED-Ed Video

What is dyslexia? A TED-Ed Video | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 11, 2014 11:01 PM

Learn more about the brain and dyslexia in this five minute video from TED-Ed. Find out what type of teaching works best for students with dyslexia, and experience how it feels for students with dyslexia to decode words. You will also find questions you may use with students, additional resources and a forum for discussion. 

Josep A. Pérez Castelló's curator insight, September 12, 2014 5:31 AM

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Why is My Teen So Forgetful?

Why is My Teen So Forgetful? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
David Wilcox, of Musings on the Middle Years of Education, and I have worked together to create an infographic about the teen brain. It is based on a blog post he wrote over a year ago (Click here ...

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Teenagers--gotta love them!

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deni tafe library's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:57 PM

Some relevance for teeenage students

Audrey's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:24 PM

Thanks for this Beth.  I will add this to my tutorials for students.  It is very helpful, Audrey.  Also have a look at www.hotmoodle.com.

David Baker's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:01 AM

I plan to share this at the School Accountability meeting I am chairing next week.  We have a standing agenda item - the middle school student.  This is a great resource and in a great format to start conversations at school and home.

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Open Colleges Presents Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning

Open Colleges Presents Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Explore the Open College's interactive brain map to learn about how your brain functions and ways to improve your learning.

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Love this visual and its explanations~

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 26, 2013 3:48 AM

I will try follow it!

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:22 PM

Brains are fascinating - view this map to learn more!

Melissa Jenkins 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:11 AM

Especially helpful in science and health classes