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Quote Of The Day: Your Smile Is Your Logo

Quote Of The Day: Your Smile Is Your Logo | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Your smile is your logo. Your personality is your business card. How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
~ Jay Danzie.


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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Co...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:47 AM

 

Check it out and learn from it ;)

 

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When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier

When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. By Gretchen Rubin...

 

How can we usher in a new era of happiness (and inspiration) in America's schools?


I had to include this question because it's the one I think about every day!

 

Our team at The Future Project believes that just as there is an achievement gap, there is also an inspiration deficit in our schools. When students (and teachers, administrators, custodians, coaches, and parents) are not inspired, they are not happy -- at least not as happy as they could be! Nor do they learn well; reform, we believe, must be built on a foundation of inspiration. So, we're aiming to bring about the world in which all students have found something that inspires and truly excites them, whether civil engineering, French food, botany, or the Roaring Twenties, and channeled it to improve the world around them. All before finishing high school!

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/201107/when-students-are-inspired-they-and-their-teachers-are-happier

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:51 AM
1. Explain. Some recent research shows that many students do poorly on assignments or in participation because they do not understand what to do or why they should do it. Teachers should spend more time explaining why we teach what we do, and why the topic or approach or activity is important and interesting and worthwhile.
2. Reward. Students who do not yet have powerful intrinsic motivation to learn can be helped by extrinsic motivators in the form of rewards. Rather than criticizing unwanted behaviour or answers, reward correct behaviour and answers.
3. Care. Students respond with interest and motivation to teachers who appear to be human and caring.
4. Have students participate. One of the major keys to motivation is the active involvement of students in their own learning.
5. Teach Inductively.
6. Satisfy students' needs. Attending to need satisfaction is a primary method of keeping students interested and happy.
7. Make learning visual. Use drawings, diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs, bulleted lists, even three-dimensional objects you can bring to class to help students anchor the idea to an image.
8. Use positive emotions to enhance learning and motivation. Strong and lasting memory is connected with the emotional state and experience of the learner.

Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:52 AM
Also, we have a large number of WEB 2.0 tools for free use in our class.
Gust MEES's comment, July 5, 2012 5:08 AM
@Konstantinos Kalemis,

Hi,
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated...

have a nice day :-)
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11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic

11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more mainstream than ever.  From using it as a way to gain resources and inspiration for lessons to leveraging the relationships with others in your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to find pen pals for your students..."


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:36 AM

Great info graph with ideas about how to add technology to up lift  and modernize your teaching and organizational skills.

 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:04 AM

Great ideas!

Kelly Brenner Smith's curator insight, June 26, 11:00 AM

Fun ideas for getting kids involved in classroom technology....

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101 Tips on How to Become More Creative

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If you are feeling that you are stuck in rut and need to be more creative here are 101 "tips to change your usual mental patterns,"

How about;
* Taking a walk and looking for something interesting.

* Opening up the dictionary to find a new word and then use the word in a sentence. 

* Taking a different route to school.

Another 98 ideas are available in the post!


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Beri Creative's curator insight, March 25, 8:40 AM

For those 'not so inspired' times.