This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and...
Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Peter Bryant
"When you’re standing in front of a classroom of students who’re not quite sure they even want to be in your class, much less pay attention to what’s being said, things like neuroscience, research studies, and teaching the way the brain learns are an abstraction.
Yet, brain-targeted teaching can engage and excite students because it taps into factors that stimulate the brain, grab the attention, and set the stage for learning."
"Is our education system broken? Answers to this question differ depending on the perspective from which each one of us looks at it and also in terms of what we mean by broken. This question has also been the theme that several scholars and educators from all around the world covered in their TED talks."
“What if I told you that you could reach your audience using video WITHOUT them being a Facebook Fan, having a Twitter Handle, Google+ account, signing up for a teleseminar, webinar or your email list?”
“I was visiting a company the other day and chatting about stories. I mentioned how tough it is for any business to gather their customer stories and the two principles snorted, threw their hands up while rolling their eyes, and said, “That’s for sure! We’ve tried it.” So this blog post is all about how …”
“ Louise and I have often discussed the point of entry for teachers who want to transform their practice, moving away from a theme-based approach to emergent curriculum, which builds on children’s au...”
Via Diane Kashin
“ Source: www.marilyngordon.com | Original Post Date: April 16, 2011 - When you understand how neural pathways are created in the brain, you get a front row seat for truly comprehending how to let go of habits. Neural ...”
Via Anne Leong
“ by Gregg Prescott, M.S. There is a war going on right now and it doesn't involve guns or the military industrial complex. It's a war on consciousness and most people are clueless that it even exists.”
"As educators we need to not only be cognizant of how our behaviour and expectations are affecting our students, increasingly we need to work to counteract the effects of outside stresses which may hinder success in the classroom. Of course we have no way of discerning the emotional state (and thus the readiness to learn) of each of the students in front of us. But with ever increasing numbers of kids who have difficulty self-regulating most teachers can bet on the fact that some (or many) of the students in front of them on any given day are in either a hyper-aroused or hypo-aroused emotional state. Here are 5 simple things that teachers can do to help students self regulate."
Via John Evans
“According to findings of a new study by the Webby Awards, Social Media platforms really do allow people to influence the purchasing activities of their connections. The strategic question remains, however: who actually gets people to buy? Some social media experts say you must win the “influencers” to your cause and make them your advocates....”
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