A website providing a rigorous introduction to critical thinking.The purpose of this website is to provide a rigorous source of critical thinking information of value to many different communities. CriticalThinking.NET has been developed by Robert H. Ennis and Sean F. Ennis.
We have been investing more money per student, while outcomes have been flat. Faced with many challenges, we have turned to any potential solution. Many education policymakers hail technology, in particular, as the savior.
*Simply put... "Great teaching is about emotionally engaging the learner in a way that is individualized."
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal on teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
Heiko Idensen reports in his curated newsradar "Online Curating & Social Learning Tools and Applications": "Learnist is a new pinboard where users can organize their learning materials. It resembles Pinterest except that Learnist is just for sharing learning resources.
Low self-esteem takes a huge toll on interpersonal communication. Not having the courage to express your ideas (because you believe they're not worthy), could send a different message than the one you want to project.
Gary Burnison considers leadership to be a privilege. Most people like the idea of leadership but few count the cost. He says, “To lead is to be all in, transparent and accessible, calm in the face of upset and even crisis, and always mindful that you are a steward of something bigger than yourself.” That’s not easy. To whom much is given much is required. That’s the part that easily trips us up.
Nice animated video by Carolyn Durley, Graham Johnson, and Paul Janke in which they describe their introductin to and 1-year history with its implementation - with an emphasis on how it has changed their pratice. Inspiring. -JL
MythBusters host Adam Savage has a thing or two to say about the importance of tinkering - even if that means it gets messy. “If you don’t get a chance to fail, if you don’t get a chance to try things and not get them right the first time, and you keep on doing it until you do get that specific kind of success, then you become so risk-averse that you in fact get an allergy to trying new things. And that is the worst thing we can do to kids.”
Mike Keefe is an American editorial cartoonist best known for his work at the Denver Post, for which he has drawn cartoons since 1975. His cartoons are nationally syndicated, and have appeared in hundreds of newspapers as well as in Europe, Asia, and most major U.S. news magazines. He won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.
There is a large body of work concerning the way women's communication style differs from that of men and vice versa. For example, there is research suggesting that females downplay their certainty, while males downplay their doubts.
Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school.
First, while parents and teachers talk often with young children about parts of the body and how they work, they rarely mention this most important organ - their brain.
Secondly, children can’t observe their own brains, and so are left to guess about what’s going on inside their heads—not unlike the state of ignorance in which adults dwelled for many centuries before the founding of neuroscience as a scientific discipline.
Marshall and Comalli designed a 20 minute lesson about the brain that they delivered to first-grade students. They learned that their brain was not just for thinking but also for seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling.
Carol Dweck's research with 5th graders and her program Brainology, children's attitudes and behaviors regarding achievement and failure are already in place by preschool. Dweck's research found the importance of mentioning how your brain grows very early.
Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations.
"Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal on teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education."
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