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20 Brain Expanding Books That Altered the Course of my Life Forever

20 Brain Expanding Books That Altered the Course of my Life Forever | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Saying you learned something that gave you a crucial insight, altered the way you think about the world, or made you better at your business or profession means everything. I read because there’s a…
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 26, 12:30 PM
Haidt, Gilbert, Drucker, etc. appeal to me; Peter Thiel less so.
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Mastering the Teaching Game

Mastering the Teaching Game | Education and Training | Scoop.it
After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 23, 12:16 PM
I am not sure good teachers think they master teaching. I wanted to become better each day.

Having said that, Carol Tomlinson offers good ideas about how to become a better teacher: drive to succeed, accepting responsibility for one's teaching, serving through teaching, etc.

Responsibility is essential. We should remember we are responsible for teaching, not learning, and should ask what that means in our context.
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Growing Evidence of Link Between Gut Bacteria, Autism | Psych Central News

Growing Evidence of Link Between Gut Bacteria, Autism | Psych Central News | Education and Training | Scoop.it




A new review of more than 150 research papers reveals that scientists have been reporting links between the composition of gut bacteria and autistic behaviors

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Random Acts Of Leadership™ | The Coaching Habit – An Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier

Random Acts Of Leadership™ | The Coaching Habit – An Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier | Education and Training | Scoop.it
The word “coaching” seems to be used a lot these days. Yet do we really know what “coaching” means or have a shared understanding of what it is?

Michael has a very powerful way of explaining just what coaching is, not as a profession, but rather as a critical skill in leading others. He shows us simple ways to get started in being more coach-like in your leadership.


“Stay curious just a little bit longer and get into action just a little bit slower.”

In our conversation, he offers simple ways to be more “coach-like” in our everyday conversations with others. He suggests it’s okay for you to not have all the answers, even when people come to you for advice.  In fact, Michael shows us how, by developing the coaching habit, you can empower others far more than if you give them your answers.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 14, 5:08 AM

You don't need to be a coach to ask better questions and listen more deeply to the answers!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 15, 5:41 AM

Coaching is a mindset and attitude, not a role or job description.  It is also a calling not a job.

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Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice

Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Students need to practice important skills, but it's equally important they know how to do so effectively.
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Groupthink

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The brainstorming myth.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 15, 12:31 PM
When we brainstorm, we often fall into the trap of ending up with everyone agreeing, even if they do not. It is a risk in Socratic circles. Do we end up, as teachers, bringing students back to what we want them to think with our questions? Groupthink can end up limiting creativity and learning.
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A List of 6 Powerful Pathways for Encouraging Lifelong Learning

A List of 6 Powerful Pathways for Encouraging Lifelong Learning | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Encouraging lifelong learning in our children requires patience, diligence, and faith in what they can become. And pathways like these help too.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 7, 12:28 PM
Fundamentally it comes down to recognizing this: Not achieving the desired outcome on a given iteration is a learning moment, not a true "failure."
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 7, 3:37 PM
We need to be careful we do not oversimplify a complex state of being. What does life-long learning mean? For whose benefit does it exist?
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7 Mindful Assessment Tools and Best Practices You Can Use Right Now

7 Mindful Assessment Tools and Best Practices You Can Use Right Now | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Here is a list of 7 assessment tools that are simple yet powerful, and can be used anytime, anywhere, and in any classroom setting.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 7, 12:33 PM
I love the ideas here. I have several tools already, and I found a couple more ideas here. 
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Ineffective assessments, part VI: More digital access needed

Ineffective assessments, part VI: More digital access needed | Education and Training | Scoop.it
 Click here to read all of the articles in our Ineffective Assessments series. All facets of education are being impacted by the rapid evolution of technology and assessments are not immune. Not only should educators be able to tap into digital resources for assessment preparation, but students should be able to take assessments using the technology that makes them most comfortable. In other words, we need to ditch the Scantron forms and No. 2 pencils and give our kids access to the right technology to make them the most comfortable with the tests they are taking and to streamline the …
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How to Change the World – The Mission

How to Change the World – The Mission | Education and Training | Scoop.it
The doctor took a step back and nodded. “If we allow you back upstairs, will there be any more fits?” The doctor handed the nurse the cell keys, turned on his heels and ascended the steps. The sound…
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Create a Can-Do Learning Culture — Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media

Create a Can-Do Learning Culture — Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Turn hands-on managers into can-do partners in workforce development.
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These Life-Changing Books Will Expand Your Sense of Possibility

These Life-Changing Books Will Expand Your Sense of Possibility | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Change is the only true constant. But real change is a choice. A decision — a commitment to do something different. To take control of the direction of your life. Transformation is uncomfortable but…
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 27, 1:21 PM
I am not familiar with most of the books, but there are interesting titles. The ones I am familiar with have informed my teaching i.e. Flow
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How to Learn New Things as an Adult

How to Learn New Things as an Adult | Education and Training | Scoop.it
A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.
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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them? | Education and Training | Scoop.it
More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.

But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".

There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. It bugs researchers and policymakers too.

"Basically we're trying to explain student success educationally or in the labor market with skills not directly measured by standardized tests," says Martin West, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. "The problem is, you go to meetings and everyone spends the first two hours complaining and arguing about semantics."

West studies what he calls "non-cognitive skills." Although he's not completely happy with that term.

The problem isn't just semantic, argues Laura Bornfreund, deputy director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation. She wrote a paper on what she called "Skills for Success," since she didn't like any of these other terms. "There's a lot of different terms floating around but also a lack of agreement on what really is most important to students."

As Noah Webster, the great American lexicographer and educator, put it back in 1788, "The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head."

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 23, 12:23 PM
Skills are the essential piece in teaching and learning today.
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5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners - Relationships still the key!  By Barbara Blackburn

5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners - Relationships still the key!  By Barbara Blackburn | Education and Training | Scoop.it
By Barbara Blackburn

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 26, 4:15 AM
Vijf sleutels waar je leerlingen al een heel eind mee komen. 
Victor Ventura's curator insight, June 26, 12:19 PM
These 5 hit the center of the target. Check out Effective Praise and Effective Support.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 26, 1:19 PM
Well worth a read. While aimed at K-12 teachers, there is much that is useful for higher ed. 
 
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Using Essential Questions in the Classroom for the Best Learning Ever

Using Essential Questions in the Classroom for the Best Learning Ever | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Explore these solid strategies for using essential questions in the classroom, and engage your students with EQs like never before.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 14, 11:32 AM
Essential Questions give kids reasons to learn and a direction. 
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How To Retain More From The Books You Read In 5 Simple Steps

How To Retain More From The Books You Read In 5 Simple Steps | Education and Training | Scoop.it
I’m often asked: “How do you remember information you read in books?” In this post, I’ll explain my system.
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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies | Education and Training | Scoop.it
There are brain-based techniques that work to help students remember core concepts beyond a test, but it's often up to teachers to make sure they are used in
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Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience | Education and Training | Scoop.it
The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs.

Teachers need to be prepared with foundational knowledge to understand, evaluate, and apply the neuroscience of learning. With this knowledge they will be able to recognize future implications from this rapidly expanding field of research to increase the effectiveness of their teaching and build and sustain students’ joy of learning.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 8, 1:12 PM
When I was completing my Master's degree, I was fortunate to take a course on neuroscience and teaching. It was insightful. Another great source for me was parents with children who were diagnosed with autism, fetal acohol syndrome, ADD/ADHD, etc. They provided information I did not have access to.
MFaculty's curator insight, June 9, 10:00 AM
This is incredibly relevant for today's educators across levels and disciplines. 
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Education and Training | Scoop.it

New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 8, 1:49 PM
Actually, handwriting does matter, but not in the most direct way, producing. There is evidence that handwriting helps develop the creative side of the brain.

From a phenomenological perspective, writing also produces text to be re-interpreted continuously over time. Certainly, digital tools can do the same, but is it the same?
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New Leaders Need More Than Onboarding

New Leaders Need More Than Onboarding | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Newly hired executives need to be fully integrated into the company’s culture.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 1, 9:11 AM
“Onboarding” involves not much more than bringing the executive safely on deck.
 
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Moving beyond memorization - "10 Ways to Improve Transfer of Learning" - InformED by Marianne Stenger

Moving beyond memorization - "10 Ways to Improve Transfer of Learning" - InformED by Marianne Stenger | Education and Training | Scoop.it
By Marianne Stenger

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, June 1, 4:38 PM
And yet, learning psychology research and psycholinguistic studies continue to show the superiority of rote memorization over all  other learning paradigms in terms of accuracy, memorability, and reaction time. 
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 2, 8:35 AM

Good  tips ... most programs don't "develop" people anymore ... too busy with mindless tasks and forget that learn for learn doesn't work... it takes a  mindful approach to deliver a variety of learning around one topic multiple ways and most important real applications to get learning to stick 

Beau Baez's curator insight, June 3, 8:43 PM

So many people spend time learning something, and then don't apply that knowledge in a different context. This article explains the steps we can take to really learn something, which is key to being able to use that knowledge in everything that we do.

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Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Storytelling in its way can have just as much complexity as music or mathematics. That we don’t really understand this craft – or that this is a craft – is partly because of the romantic myth of “inspiration” peddled by authors as much as anyone. It is taught (up to a point) in creative writing degrees – but it can be simplified enough to be taught to schoolchildren as well.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 25, 3:40 PM

Excelente propuesta educativa para enseñar a contar cuentos (y construir desde las palabras) más que una gramática abstracta sin contexto ni sustento. Va con lectura política incluida. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 26, 5:25 AM
Great!
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 26, 4:58 PM
When I moved to activies like Fractured Fairytales, students took considerable care with spelling, punctuation, and grammar. They asked others and me to proofread.
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The Key to Improving Teaching and Leading

Making a daily practice of visiting classrooms, observing briefly, and talking with teachers has the greatest potential to improve student learning, help professionals grow, and help schools become more effective learning organizations.
I've come to this conclusion by studying an unlikely role model: Toyota. At Toyota, continuous improvement and employee development happen primarily through interactions between mentors and mentees—employees and their supervisors—on the factory floor or wherever the work is being done. We might assume that leadership in a manufacturing company would be rigidly top-down, numbers-driven, and directive toward frontline staff. But Toyota's focus on conversation is precisely what sets it apart from its competitors.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 26, 1:59 PM
Teachers visiting each other's classrooms and having conversations is a way for them to grow, which is under used.
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, May 26, 2:09 PM
Learning, it's about the conversations of the learners and their thinking.  
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4 Big Gaps to Close in Your Emerging Leader Program

4 Big Gaps to Close in Your Emerging Leader Program | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Supporting emerging leader development is high on the list of priorities for most top executives and firms. Just beware these four big gaps.
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