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8 Tips for Better Email Management

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, August 10, 2014 9:57 AM


Far too many  business owners have never taken the time to master the skills of effective email management, and their lack of skill in this area affects their productivity, and makes it difficult for them to fully focus on the key issues facing their business.


All of the popular email program's, come complete with an amazing range of tools to make the management of email a breeze, and every business owner should maximise their use of these tools.


This excellent article, suggests that anyone using an email program should take time to learn how to use all of the power of the program they choose to use, and it offers eight tips that business owners can implement to better manage their email.

Jamie Manning's curator insight, August 22, 2014 2:41 PM

Practical, helpful productivity article.

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8 Tips for Better Email Management

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Via Daniel Watson
Daniel Watson's curator insight, August 10, 2014 9:57 AM


Far too many  business owners have never taken the time to master the skills of effective email management, and their lack of skill in this area affects their productivity, and makes it difficult for them to fully focus on the key issues facing their business.


All of the popular email program's, come complete with an amazing range of tools to make the management of email a breeze, and every business owner should maximise their use of these tools.


This excellent article, suggests that anyone using an email program should take time to learn how to use all of the power of the program they choose to use, and it offers eight tips that business owners can implement to better manage their email.

Jamie Manning's curator insight, August 22, 2014 2:41 PM

Practical, helpful productivity article.

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How To Take Notes: Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart

How To Take Notes:  Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart | Being a Student | Scoop.it
Most students take notes without thinking twice about it. It's what a good student does, what the professor expects, what everyone around them is doing.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 13, 2014 6:07 PM

Learning how to take notes is a skill. Is there a better way to take notes? What do we know that works, and why does it work? This post explores many of these issues. It begins with a review of why we take notes and then takes a look at how much brain power is used.

The post then goes on to review the top five recognized note-taking methods.

* The Cornell Method - In this method you divide your paper into two columns. The right hand column is usually for note-taking and the left hand column for questions and key words. For maximum effectiveness the notes should be reviewed within 24 hours and one should answer the questions that were posed.

* Mapping is a more visual  method of taking notes. The key idea is often in the center, and facts radiate out from the center. However, if you add too many notes, your visual may become "more verbal" and therefore less effective.

* Outlines are another way to take notes. Concepts are organized into points and sub-points. Issues that may arise are when do you begin new sections, and how do you categorize points within sections.

* The Charting Method - This requires some knowledge of the topic to be covered. You create a chart with columns that provide the categories to be covered. Put your notes under the correct column and you are ready to go.

* The Sentence Method - This is a more free style method. "You simply write every new concept or topic on a separate line." After the lecture you go back and draw arrows, connectors, or images to help you connect knowledge together.

One of the issues with all these methods is to determine "when you should write and when you should listen." This topic is also explored as is the current research on typed vs. written notes.

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 14, 2014 4:54 PM

Good for students and even teachers!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, July 15, 2014 12:27 PM

Long hand note taking appears to beat typed note taking in many instances.

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If you are in the Preston area, pop in to have a look at our selection of new and pre-read children's books See our Facebook page to select items from our store, or purchase books here sent direct from the U.S.A
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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Being a Student | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 11, 2014 2:55 PM

Receiving and providing MEANINGFUL feedback in the classroom is critical for teachers. This article focuses on the student - appropriate feedback keeps them engaged!

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:37 PM

Easily digestible and shareable post on meaningful feedback - pass it around your staff room!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 21, 2015 6:53 AM

Feedback is so important when working with learners. It takes the mystery out of what is expected of them. 

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Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats

Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats | Being a Student | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:37 PM

Here is another way to have students think about their thinking. The Six Hats was written by Edward de Bono, and provides one way for students to organize their "thinking and decision making skills."
Each had is a different color and each represents a different way you might approach thinking.

* The white hat is about data and information. Think of it as a neutral position.

* The red hat looks at emotions.

* The yellow hat had a positive point of view.

* The black hat is more cautious.

* The green hat is for creative thinking and new ideas.

* The blue hat is for thinking about thinking (metacognition).

The post includes two additional visuals. Many students might find the process of thinking about what hat they would wear to help them determine the best way to approach specific areas.

Charmaine Thaner's curator insight, July 19, 2014 12:49 AM

I think IEP meetings could be more productive if the 6 Thinking Hats approach was used.  What do you think?

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, July 20, 2014 6:47 PM

A fresh take on the Thinking Hats - a great tool for writing blog reflections and other individual as well as collaborative work.