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Infographic: How writing affects your brain

Infographic: How writing affects your brain | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
This infographic explains how writing helps your memory, how your brain reacts when it hears a story, why clichés are forgettable and more.

Via Jeff Domansky, Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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There are a number of educators who think we should do away with cursive writing. The infographic provides some food for thought.

 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 10, 2014 11:28 PM

Your brain on writing…

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 27, 2014 11:15 AM

Just as reading transforms us, so can writing impact and improve us. Whether reading or writing, or listening or speaking, our use of words matters.

Audrey's curator insight, January 4, 6:05 PM

You activate many areas of your brain when you tell a story.  There are so many areas in education where students can use stories to remember details of information needed for writing  exam answers.  Stories are visual,  can be auditory; you can introduce smells and engage with whatever you are writing about. 

 

The whole brain becomes stimulated with a person's own  record of the information.  How can you forget?


Go to www.hotmoodle.com  for story writing information.

 

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31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors

31 Most Invaluable Pieces Of Writing Advice From Famous Authors | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Many avid readers are also avid writers. It only makes sense that someone who loves the beauty of language would want to make a craft of it.

Via Lee Hall, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Mark Twain looking out at me told me I needed to scoop this one.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2013 1:43 PM

If you teach writing, you will want to use some of these with your students.

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How people argue with research they don’t like

How people argue with research they don’t like | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
If you ever need to rebut a study whose conclusion you don't like, just follow this simple flowchart.

Via Sharrock
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Research results always have to be taken with a grain of salt.

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Sharrock's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:26 PM

Great responses. Great flowchart. 

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What to Write About When There's Nothing to Say: 3 Tips for Generating Content - mediabistro.com

What to Write About When There's Nothing to Say: 3 Tips for Generating Content
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To stay relevant and top of mind to your customers and prospects, you must have a solid content marketing program in place.

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The obvious is made obvious.

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Jasmin Rez's curator insight, June 20, 2013 7:15 PM

via mediabistro.com - good tips to check out

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Shanahan on Literacy: Handwriting in the Time of Common Core

Shanahan on Literacy: Handwriting in the Time of Common Core | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

My father, who had no more than an eighth grade education, wrote in a beautiful Palmer hand. His one-room schoolhouse education did not promise to take him far, but it did allow him to place words on paper in an elegant and readable manner. And, this skill had practical utility beyond its aesthetic beauty, since he worked for many years as a bookkeeper.  But the public value of handwriting has diminished during the ensuing century. In fact, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) don’t even mention handwriting, cursive, or manuscript printing. Nevertheless, It is evident that the standards writers expect kids to learn some form of these—since the standards explicitly call for students to engage in written composition; and this would be hard to do if one had no way of getting words on paper.


Via Deb Gardner
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This is a nice short article with a concise summary at the end. It does not diminish keyboarding and leaves it open that handwriting, in its many forms, is an important skill which enables other skills. It does not mean we won't use digital technologies in writing, but we can include many forms of writing.

 

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Jess Ojeanto's curator insight, September 22, 2014 1:25 PM

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Educational Leadership - Expecting Excellence: Rigor Redefined

Educational Leadership - Expecting Excellence: Rigor Redefined | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

Via John R. Walkup, Sharrock
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I like the word vigour. It fits with life. I agree we need new education and that is not a new package with technology as the add-on. It is a whole new way of thinking i.e. a Kuhnian paradigm shift.

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John R. Walkup's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:40 PM

A short article on rigor, with input from industrial managers.  The role of questioning in rigor is raised, as well as collaboration, leadership, agility, adaptibility, initiative, entrepreneurialism, oral/written communication, accessing/analyzing information, and curiousity/imagination.

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

Via Dennis T OConnor, Philip Verghese 'Ariel
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I spend time each day writing, yes handwriting.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.