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What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’?

What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? | Education and Training | Scoop.it

It’s the hunger for learning rather than raw intellect that distinguishes Extreme Learners from the gifted. Intensely motivated and harboring a breadth of interests, they also consider ignorance a temporary and reparable condition.


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3 Strategies for Continual Learning – The Synapse – Medium

3 Strategies for Continual Learning – The Synapse – Medium | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Schools have been thrust into the fast lane of change. Teachers are working to make changes and adjustments on many of the things they do. This is necessary as there is a need for change and…
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What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books? - EdSurge News

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books? - EdSurge News | Education and Training | Scoop.it
It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Googl

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How Books can Expand our Mind

How Books can Expand our Mind | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Lisa Bu was born and raised in Hunan, China. Before joining TED in 2011, she spent seven years as a talk show producer and a digital media content director at Wisconsin Public Radio. She's also a computer programmer, with a PhD in journalism and an MBA in information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a BA in Chinese from Nanjing University in China. After coming to the U.S. it was a word that helped her redefine her relationships with her parents -- “honor” vs. the “obey” she knew in her culture. Bu believes we can read creatively and comparatively to uncover new horizons. In a brief talk describing how she let go of her first dream of becoming an opera singer and embraced a new way of learning, she says: Encountering a new culture also started my habit of comparative reading. It offers many insights. Fo
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The Antilibrary: On the Value of Unread Books

The Antilibrary: On the Value of Unread Books | Education and Training | Scoop.it
“Because learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.” [Umberto Eco] The more we learn, the more we realize how much more we have not explored and understood. In the same way we have untapped potential, the books we haven't yet read represent our potential learning. This is a concept author Nicholas Nassim Taleb called an antilibrary, with reference to Umberto Eco's private library. Eco was an Italian author and professor of semiotics* whose first novel, The Name of the Rose, catapulted him to international fame, selling more than 50 million copies and counting. A prolific writer, his works spanned stories for children, pieces of literary criticism, academic texts on semiotics, studies of everything from medieval aesthetics to modern media. And everything in between — from The History of Beaut
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Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Learning to read doesn't stop after third grade. Students will continue to encounter difficult texts and having a growth mindset about struggle, paired with
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 10, 1:25 PM
Getting to know students and how they interact with their reading, orient feedback to each student's reading, model reading for students, and guide students with different strategies. I found choice helped.
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3 mental barriers to learning

3 mental barriers to learning | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Whether you are an executive, a tradesman or a highly accomplished professional, the biggest barrier to learning is not your lack of time or resources. Your biggest barrier to learning is your own ego. We live in a sea of opportunity for learning through other people, yet we fail to see the opportunity due to three mental barriers:

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Alexandra Mápura's curator insight, August 11, 11:56 PM

This article helps English learners to reflect on what they do unconsciously to avoid learning. I realised I did it before, and I lost the opportunity to learn about English for some barriers I had. I agree with the three barriers to learning that the article presents because I got stuck learning English for those reasons. I think I sometimes assume I already knew something, and I do not give a chance to get a new knowledge or remember some important  aspect I have already forgotten, or I feel pressure to be right, and I do not take a risk to get better. 

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Why Your Training Is Failing... And How To Fix It

Why Your Training Is Failing... And How To Fix It | Education and Training | Scoop.it

It seems outlandish to consider that the amount spent by companies on training has risen steadily over the past decade, culminating in a whopping $70.65 billion spent on training expenditures by U.S. firms in 2016 alone. Yet with all that money spent training their workforce, very few companies actually take the time to look at the actual effectiveness of their training programs.

The Association for Talent Development reported 95 percent of training was enjoyed by participants, but only 37 percent of training resulted in participants learning the material, only 13 percent reached a level where participants applied what they learned, and a mere 3 percent of training reached a level where the organization felt an impact.


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Barry Deutsch's curator insight, August 9, 4:12 PM

One third of what I do is training (hiring, retention, and performance management). I do 50-60 talks a year for CEO groups and senior executive groups like YPO, EO, and Vistage. I also do the same presentation at larger management retreats, tradeshows, and conferences. In the last 20 years, I've probably trained over 25,000 CEOs and senior executives. I'm stunned to see a survey that shows only 3% of executives feel training had an impact. Either something is wrong with the training delivery or the process after the training to gain value/impact. Maybe it's a little bit of both.

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Trainers' Tips: Active listening exercises

Trainers' Tips: Active listening exercises | Education and Training | Scoop.it
There have been lots of requests for active listening exercises, so we trawled the TZ archives. Here is what the community said...Ch

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Icebreakers that Rock

Icebreakers that Rock | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other

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The Best Way to Find More Time to Read

The Best Way to Find More Time to Read | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Finding more time to read is easy. I'll show you how busy people find time to read and continuously learn without sacrificing what matters in life.
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Emotional Intelligence: Teachers' Perspectives - Learning and the Brain blogLearning and the Brain blog

Emotional Intelligence: Teachers' Perspectives - Learning and the Brain blogLearning and the Brain blog | Education and Training | Scoop.it
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has released a report on teaching emotional intelligence.

Overall, they find research in this field persuasive. That is, these award-winning teachers think it likely that social/emotional intelligence can be taught, and does benefit students in a number of ways.

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Critical thinking skills are more important than IQ for making good decisions in life

Critical thinking skills are more important than IQ for making good decisions in life | Education and Training | Scoop.it
To lead a good life, we need to make good decisions: manage our health and financial affairs, invest in appropriate relationships, and avoid serious lapses like falling for online scams. What equips us to do this? One candidate is IQ: after all, people who score higher on intelligence tests tend to go on to do better academically and in their careers. But many of us know intellectual titans who still make grave errors of judgment in their lives. Book-smart doesn’t necessarily make you life-smart, and a new article in the journal Thinking Skills and Creativity examines the utility of IQ in navigating existence, and how another mental ability may put it in the shade.

Whereas IQ is – crudely speaking – a measure of the mental horsepower we have for handling abstract content, some researchers say that “critical thinking” – the ability to make judgments dispassionately without jumping to false conclusions – is a separate ability. To find out if critical thinking ability might be important for real-life outcomes, perhaps even more than IQ, Heather Butler of California State University and her colleagues asked 244 participants – a mix of students and adults recruited online – to complete tests, of their IQ and critical thinking skills.


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David Hain's curator insight, July 28, 6:44 AM

More evidence that just being bright doesn't't fully cut the mustard for success. And critical thinking skills can be taught and developed!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 1, 2:13 PM

Have always had this opinion.  Couples well with Attitude.

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Reading List

Reading List | Education and Training | Scoop.it
These 25 books helped Tom Bilyeu escape The Matrix and unlock his true potential. Read them if you want to take the red pill.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 25, 1:05 PM
Viktor Frankl, Joseph Campbell, and Nassim Taleb are part of a diverse list.
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Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies

Foster A Growth Mindset in Your Class Using These Strategies | Education and Training | Scoop.it
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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 15, 12:21 PM

August , 2017
In her celebrated book ‘Mindset: The New Psychology of Success’, Stanford university psychologist Carol S. Dweck makes a strong case backed up with  scientific evidence for the power of mindset in shaping one’s success or failure in almost every facet of our life.Those with a fixed mindset mentality tend to be limited in their learning scope believing that their inner traits and abilities are biologically determined. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace change and tend to learn more from life experiences because for them concepts such as skills, abilities and competencies are not fixated  and can be developed through a process of error and trial.

In today’s post, we are sharing with you this handy infographic we created based on Marcus Guido’s post ’10 Ways Teachers Can Instill a Growth Mindset in Students’. Guido walks you through the different strategies you can use with your students to cultivate a growth mindset in your class and ultimately enhance students learning.  Read his post to learn more about each of the strategies featured here.

The visual below is also available in PDF format from this link.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=growth+mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 1:27 PM
There are excellent ideas in the flow chart i.e. journals, teaching how to deal with challenges, create portfolios to show progress, etc.

Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind would be a nice complement to these.
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What the ctenophore says about the evolution of intelligence – Douglas Fox | Aeon Essays

What the ctenophore says about the evolution of intelligence – Douglas Fox | Aeon Essays | Education and Training | Scoop.it
The ctenophore’s brain suggests that, if evolution began again, intelligence would re-emerge because nature repeats itself
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Imagination's Role in the New Culture of Learning

Imagination's Role in the New Culture of Learning | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Learning is an adventure in imagination where context plays a leading role. We have a harder time understanding our world without understanding our worldview. Sometimes we refuse to take in new information because it conflicts with the way we see the world. In Einstein: His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson describes how the scientist came up with some of his theories. He says: Einstein relished what he called Gedankenexperimente, ideas that he twirled around in his head rather than in a lab. That’s what teachers call daydreaming, but if you’re Einstein you get to call them Gedankenexperimente. As these thought experiments remind us, creativity is based on imagination. If we hope to inspire kids to love science, we need to do more than drill them in math and memorized formulas. We should stimulate their minds’ eyes as well. Even let them daydream… [The] ability to visualize the unseen ha
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The Only 8 Ways to Start Your Presentation

The Only 8 Ways to Start Your Presentation | Education and Training | Scoop.it
These 8 great presentation hooks get audiences on the edge of their seats and give them a sense of what’s coming.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 21, 8:22 AM
I HAVE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT THE NEED TO CHANGE MY POWER POINTS AND THIS IS HELPFUL. YOU?
Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 21, 8:50 AM

Stop with agendas , introductions and data to open a  meeting  


that can come later ... hook them early and here's how 

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Five Popular Myths About Learning That Are Completely Wrong

Five Popular Myths About Learning That Are Completely Wrong | Education and Training | Scoop.it

What you think you know about how you retain new information and skills is likely completely wrong. Here’s what actually works.

 


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 10, 1:20 PM
We have set learning styles, rereading is good, focusing on one subject at a time, a first answer is always right, and the myth of 10, 000 hours.

I tried to teach cross-curricular as much as I could, relating what students were learning in one subject with others.

If we repeat the same mistakes for 10, 000 hours, we learn to do what we want to learn wrong.
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Your Syllabus Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Contract

Your Syllabus Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Contract | Education and Training | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 8, 7:53 PM
Make it engaging. Keep it simple, limit amount you write, and don't make it a contract.
PIRatE Lab's curator insight, August 8, 9:06 PM
Sweet New Syllabi
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Team Building Activities: an Introduction: Making Team Building an Everyday Priority

Team Building Activities: an Introduction: Making Team Building an Everyday Priority | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Embrace team building activities as an important, ongoing part of your corporate culture, and understand how and when to use team building exercises.

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Trainers tip: Change management exercises - stepping out of the comfort zone

Trainers tip: Change management exercises - stepping out of the comfort zone | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Looking for a quick and easy change management exercise, with no props required? Our trainers have come up trumps with their suggestions. Read on, and do ple

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Why Kids Can’t Write

Why Kids Can’t Write | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Some say English instruction must get back to basics, with a focus on grammar. But won’t that stifle a student’s personal voice?
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 9, 2:07 PM
Good writing is essential.
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Perspective | The death of reading is threatening the soul

Perspective | The death of reading is threatening the soul | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Commitment to reading is an ongoing battle.
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What Makes A Great Teacher? The 7 Key Attributes

What Makes A Great Teacher? The 7 Key Attributes | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Research shows that great teachers share certain characteristics - characteristics that others can emulate. Discover the what makes a great teacher here.

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Feedback in schools by John Hattie - VISIBLE LEARNING

Feedback in schools by John Hattie - VISIBLE LEARNING | Education and Training | Scoop.it
In an article for a book about feedback John Hattie provides some interesting clarifications and explanations to research about 'Feedback in schools'.

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