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To Make Your Meetings More Productive, Do 1 of These 4 Things

To Make Your Meetings More Productive, Do 1 of These 4 Things | Cool School Ideas |

If you feel like most of your meetings at work are a waste of time, the good--and bad--news is that you're onto something. One survey found that 50 percent of meeting time is unproductive while up to 25 percent of meetings are spent on irrelevant issues. The same way we put deliberate thought into building businesses for our customers, we need to be intentional about planning meetings for their participants. A successful meeting is designed with its participants in mind.


Here are four tips for designing a brain-friendly meeting.

Via The Learning Factor
Dr JB Ferrer's curator insight, June 26, 2017 4:53 PM

Simplicity is an advanced course

Diana Amaya's curator insight, June 26, 2017 7:36 PM

Business/leadership advice

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Remind 101

Remind 101 | Cool School Ideas |
A safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.


I've tried numerous methods including Facebook groups and Twitter hashtags as ways to digitally connect with my students through emerging social media platforms.  Every method seems to have a few privacy or accessibility issues and this is no expection.  However, for this one, I think that the benefits outweigh the negatives and it has much greater privacy control than most.  I haven't tried this out yet, but next semester I hope to use this free way to text message all my students (and/or parents) without the privacy issues of sharing cell phone numbers or getting them to sign up for a new social media platform.  


Tags: training, edtech, socialmedia, GeographyEducation.

Via Seth Dixon
mkauls's comment, October 14, 2012 1:03 PM
I use this with all my classes and I would recommend it! It's simple and very easy to use and teach parents/students to sign up.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:47 PM

Great way to maintain communication. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:25 AM

This is an interesting possible way to connect with students or organizational members.

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Stanford History Education Group

Stanford History Education Group | Cool School Ideas |

Via Seth Dixon
Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:38 AM

The Stanford History Education Group has amassed some great resources for social studies teachers.  Their chief resources is a program called Reading Like a Historian.  The program has 71 stand-alone lessons for U.S. History organized within 11 units. These lessons span colonial to Cold War America and cover a range of political, social, economic, and cultural topics. They are continuing to expand the Reading Like a Historian program to World History.  Currently there are 15 lessons from across the world history sequence with more lesson plans under development that will be released in the next few months.

Tags: historical, teacher training.

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:27 AM

Des plans de cours et des documents sur l'histoire des USA et du monde.