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Stanford professor designs mathematics and mindset boost for teachers and students across the nation

Stanford professor designs mathematics and mindset boost for teachers and students across the nation | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The "Week of Inspirational Math" curriculum will be available for free online. It includes videos and math tasks, and is aligned to the Common Core.

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13 Ways to Keep Your Debt from Holding You Back

13 Ways to Keep Your Debt from Holding You Back | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Penelope Trunk writes: I have tons of debt after launching four companies. There has never been a launch that didn't mess up my personal finances. Most entrepreneurs have no credit- I am like that as well - so I have

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That's just amazing and horrifying to me. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman explores Prospect Theory, the Endowment effect, and loss aversion. However, taking "the plunge" entails more than I thought. But it has to be worth it, right?

 

comments at the end of the article might help shape decisions as well.

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Your Thoughts Can Release Abilities beyond Normal Limits: Scientific American

Your Thoughts Can Release Abilities beyond Normal Limits: Scientific American | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Better vision, stronger muscles—expectations can have surprising effects, research finds
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from the article: "Expectancies, such as expecting that one’s work will bring about health benefits, are capable of producing physiological outcomes. Learned associations, such as the association between being an Air Force pilot and having good vision, can alter other cognitive processes, such as visual perception. Meanwhile, placebo effects observed in clinical research work via expectancies and learned associations created by fake operations, sham drugs, etc. Such expectancies and learned associations have been shown to change the chemistry and circuitry of the brain. These changes may result in such physiological and cognitive outcomes as less fatigue, less immune system reaction, elevated hormone levels, and less anxiety. The interventions that resulted in better performance in a knowledge test or better vision are placebos outside of the clinical context. However, the chemical and neural mechanisms by which they operate are probably similar."


It's amazing how mindsets impact performance. The impact is at such a level that it can change chemistry and ciruitry of the brain. Need to look at non-neurological changes. I remember reading an article about teen girls in high combat zones started menstruation earlier. I wonder what connections will be found in the new study of epigenetics. 

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The power of the mind

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Data Discussion

Data Discussion | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

How can teachers capitalize on data about student learning that are generated in their classrooms every day? How can this information best be collected and used to increase student learning? Making data part of instructional planning can be challenging, especially if teachers are not used to thinking about assessment and data as a regular part of the process.

Effective feedback  is a great way for teachers to use collected data in order to improve student learning.

Results from almost any assessment can be of great benefit to students, provided they are used to make instructional adjustments. And — the shorter the amount of time between assessment and adjustment — the more powerful its effect on learning. Just like a diet plan that sits on your desk…until you actually pick it up and DO something with it, it isn’t going to affect much!

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Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs | TalentDevelop

Changing Our Thinking and Beliefs | TalentDevelop | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Beliefs can be casual thoughts, but also ingrained attitudes about life and abilities, and affect how much we develop creativity and pursue other interests.
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“As a young adult raising a family in a trailer, King started a story inspired by his stint as a janitor cleaning a high-school girls locker room. He crumpled it up, but his writer wife retrieved it from the trash, and using her advice about the girl milieu and his own memories of two reviled teenage classmates who died young, he came up with Carrie.” [Amazon.com summary of On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft by Stephen King.]

 

- See more at: http://talentdevelop.com/55889/changing-thinking-beliefs/#sthash.HnsHjIj2.dpuf

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