About Brain Rules

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About Brain Rules By: John Medina   Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? …

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When Students Lead the Discussion

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When Students Lead the Discussion By: Peter Wayne Moe PhD   A few years ago, my colleague Brenda Whitney spoke at a workshop about how class discussion can take on many different forms, each with its own style and descriptive moniker. Paraphrasing and borrowing language from her handout, with a few …

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Great Teachers Don’t Teach

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Great Teachers Don’t Teach By Ben Johnson In a conversation on LinkedIn, one person asked, “What are the characteristics of an effective teacher?” I read quite a few excellent remarks that describe what such a teacher does to be effective. I couldn’t help thinking about some of my best teachers. I …

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Teaching and Learning Today

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Teaching and Learning Today by Dan Scratch Why are you a teacher, and what is the point of doing the job you do? Teachers really need to think about those questions and hopefully reflect beyond the surface answers of wanting to “inspire” students. I doubt any of us really got …

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