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using your body leads to better learning

using your body leads to better learning | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it

Treating mind and body as separate is an old and powerful idea in Western culture, dating to Descartes and before. But this venerable trope is facing down a challenge from a generation of researchers—in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, even philosophy—who claim that we think with and through our bodies. Even the most abstract mathematical or literary concepts, they maintain, are understood in terms of the experience of our senses and of moving ourselves through space.


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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to view their mistakes as healthy challenges rather than crushing defeats.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 2014 8:42 AM

Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to view their mistakes as healthy challenges rather than crushing defeats.


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Being Critically Reflective - What does it mean?

Being Critically Reflective - What does it mean? | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
The terms 'critical' and 'reflection' are sorely misunderstood in education. Being critical is often misinterpreted as being negative. 'Reflection' is also frequently distorted to mean "reflect on what you are doing wrong". Too often the students that we teach give negative feedback when asked to be critical. So to counter act this, educators initiate strategies such as '2 stars and a wish' and SWNI (strengths, weaknesses, new ideas).
These strategies are designed to make reflective practices a more positive experience for students. It teaches them that being critically reflective is not just a negative activity, that it is important to be positive and give feedback to help improve or make something better.
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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism 



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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:05 PM

Critica y reflexión

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 17, 2014 3:10 PM

This is the skill we all need to learn and urgently develop with our students.  

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A Wonderful Poster on Failure

A Wonderful Poster on Failure | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it

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Fail Again. Fail Better.

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Wanda Ortiz's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:24 AM

Perfecto  comentario para esta reflexión que ven: "No hay despuès sin el antes". (R.O.V)

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 25, 2014 11:52 AM

This is an ideal image for my use when discussing "Failure".  When working with my pre-service students as well as teachers in PD sessions, I explain "FAIL" as First Attempt In Learning.  This image will provide authentic connections for those involved in our discussion.  

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 23, 2014 8:50 PM

Such an important message for inspiring fearlessness.

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Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience: 4 Provocative Ideas

Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience: 4 Provocative Ideas | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it

Four broad provocations emerged:


The “open loop” university. I mentioned this idea, which imagines the college experience as a series of “loops” over a lifetime, in my column last week. This plan would admit students at 18 but give them six years of access to residential learning opportunities, to use anytime in their life. It would allow alumni to return mid-career for professional development and new students to get real-life work experience.

Paced education. This abolishes the class year and replaces it with adaptive, personalized learning that allows students to move through phases of learning at their own pace. The goal is to help students make better choices about what they want to study and understand their own learning style.

Axis flip. Rather than traditional academic disciplines, the curriculum would be organized around common and transferable skills that could be used over the course of a lifetime. Schools and departments would be reorganized around “competency hubs” so that there would be deans of scientific analysis, quantitative reasoning, moral and ethical reasoning, communication effectiveness, among others.

Purpose learning. Instead of majors, students would declare a “mission” to help them find meaning and purpose behind their studies.


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My Two favorites here are the Purpose Learning and the Open Loop ideas.  Wow, how empoering would it be for students to feel a self driven purpose for being in school beyong 'getting a job' or because it's the middle class thing to do after high school?

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:49 AM

Jeff Selingo will speak Tuesday, July 15, at SCUP–49 in Pittsburgh. Register by July 7 or register on site.

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1/2 John Byrne - What Do Artists Do All Day ?

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM4S2hGZDSE4645tTLQ-q0CGiR4eSFlBW First broadcast: 22 Aug 2013 Episode 5/12 This documentary offers a snapshot of the l...
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NOVA - Documentary on New Art and the Young Artists behind it

An inspiring 75min DIY documentary film on new art and the young artists behind it. Filmed on the heat of live action of the first edition of ®NOVA Contempor...
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Mindfulness intervention boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures

Mindfulness intervention boosts brain activation for healthy pleasures | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
How can people who are dependent on prescription opioids reduce their cravings? Learn to enjoy other aspects of their lives.

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?

 

The RIGHT way of questioning prepares the students, learners for ===> Critical THINKing <===!

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

 
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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 17, 2014 1:56 PM

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K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, September 17, 2014 2:24 PM

This article identifies strategies to utilize 21st century learning with K-12 teaching practices.

David Baker's curator insight, September 18, 2014 12:19 PM

Providing  a classroom culture framework can help me as a teacher and my students to have a culture of practice around questioning. 

 

Making questioning fun and then making sure it sticks are reminders for me and my practice.

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Schools without Classrooms

Schools without Classrooms | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Vittra has international schools that use design that encourages creativity and curiosity.

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, July 4, 2014 2:28 AM

Una escuela sin clases! Ejemplo del aprendizaje personalizado. Muy bueno.

Mark McLendon's curator insight, July 6, 2014 7:48 PM

Maria Montessori had these ideas before anyone.  Learning happens wherever you are not just in the classroom.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:10 AM

Schools without Classrooms

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How Using Analogies Helped Thomas Edison Come Up With Breakthrough Ideas

How Using Analogies Helped Thomas Edison Come Up With Breakthrough Ideas | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
When "this" is like "that," breakthroughs happen.

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Build the Business of Your Dreams with Mindfulness, Meditation & Happiness

Build the Business of Your Dreams with Mindfulness, Meditation & Happiness | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Mindfulness and meditation are the essential keys to conscious creation in any aspect, but most importantly – in this case – your business.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, November 24, 2013 4:58 PM

Consciously creating anything can be summed up in just three words.  Feel Good Now.  That's the premise of Tharyn Taylor who writes that mindfulness, meditation and happiness are the "essential keys to conscious creation" in your business (or in any part of your life, for that matter).

 

How to achieve conscious business creation?  Mr. Taylor shares three simple steps:

 

(1)  Keep it simple.  Mindfulness is the “quality or state of being conscious or aware of something”. Meditation is the practice by which you strengthen concentration and is directly linked to an increased sense of mindfulness. Feeling good has a direct link to creating better future experiences.

(2) The formula.  Meditation + Mindfulness + Feel Good Now.  Know it.  Do it.  It's not easy -- especially continuing a habit of feeling good in each present moment.  But if you continue to practice, it's "worth every once of effort".

(3) Leverage every advantage.  A wise business person leverages every known advantage in their business in order to grow.  This includes believing (and practicing) that mindfulness, meditation, and feeling good are fundamental keys to your success.

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Unplug: Train your brain for mindfulness

Unplug: Train your brain for mindfulness | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Naturally, there’s only so much technology can do to solve your technology problems. To finish the job, you’ll need something far more mysterious and powerful: Your mind.

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