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5 Awesome Instructional Design Infographics

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From instructional design history to instructional systems design at this post you will find 5 awesome instructional design infographics!
 

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Getting back into instructional design!

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
  via Edutopia Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some con...

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This is true for kids with IEPs too!  

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Words Matter: What Values Do Your Words Convey?

Words Matter: What Values Do Your Words Convey? | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
If we choose our words wisely, our language can help students envision success, stretch their thinking, and advance independent behaviors and actions.
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Disabled.  What does the dictionary say this means? broken-down, confined, decrepit, disarmed, hamstrung, handicapped, helpless, hurt, incapable, infirm, laid-up, lame, maimed, out-of-action, out-of-commission, paralyzed, powerless, run-down, sidelined, stalled, weakened, worn-out, wounded, wrecked

 

 "What upset Mullins, she said, weren’t the words themselves, but rather “the values behind the words and how we construct those values.”"


Choose words wisely.  This article gives tips on how to do just that!

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Cutting-edge Teaching Method-Teaching without Words: TEDTalk

In school, the dominant way of conveying ideas is through words. Words can be great barriers to learning. Matthew Petersen shows and explains how we can learn without words.Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-Founder, Senior Institute Scientist, and Chief Technical Officer of the MIND Research Institute. He is the creator of MIND's Math instructional software that teaches math to students using a unique non-language-based approach.


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"Words don't play any role in my mechanism of thought."  Einstein

 

Language heavy teaching and learning is problematic for many kids.  Education system is set up for language dominant learners and teachers.  This is part of my complaint about the lecture format:  it is biased against so many people!  

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