'One of the central challenges in learning and leading is the ability for people to connect, to collaborate, and to find the common ground needed to work out the intense polarizations that lead to so many of the terrible headlines we see. While humans have a fierce independence, we are actually social animals, and mirror neurons are evidence of this interdependence.'
Bottom line: "In short, when we work with human nature, and we take care of basic emotional needs, people perform better. Thus it’s a “no brainer” that we learn more about the brain and how to use this cutting edge science to inform the way we lead and live."
Solving the PD Puzzle T.H.E. Journal With the "anytime, anywhere, any way" learning model provided by online professional development content providers, why hasn't online PD become the norm--or at least more mainstream?
TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “
“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles
NovaNow is a conference for educators of all kinds to share their best ideas, plans, and dreams about learning. It is also a place where thoughtful questioning and critiques are encouraged. Presentations are not given, but rather conversations are led around learning. NovaNow is a conversational conference based on the model of Educon in Philadelphia.
NovaNow will be a series of conversations about learning. Core beliefs include:
Learning should be student-centered and inquiry-based.Learning should focus on collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.Learning is enhanced when meaning is constructed by learners in their community.Technology supports learning, but should not be the focus.Learning should not and cannot be contained in schools and buildingsSept 27-28 in Grand Rapids, MI
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by http://heretakis.com A superintendent was in one of my workshops with his administration team, and he raised his hand and said the following: A lot of what you are talking about and sharing is great, but...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
Great thinking. Indeed, we spend a lot of time defending why we can't instead of looking for ways we "can".
Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as "chats." These conversations have become an excellent way (Utilizing Twitter chats for professional development | @scoopit
Training officers have to always think of how best to overcome the challenge of having to train and retrain their workers, and yet still have to answer repeat questions later. A key question is how to make the things learned during the training stick in the workers' memories? Or, looking at it from an ROI perspective, how can the value of any training course be maximised?
Here are five things to consider when planning your training strategy, in order to make training memorable...