Simple Exercise: Help Students Analyze Their Growth Over Time

Catlin Tucker

I encourage teachers to dedicate class time to an exercise that requires students to compare two pieces of work from two different moments in time using the Google Document below. When I have done this exercise in the past, many students exclaim, “Oh my gosh!

Writing Exercises For Children

techlearning

Writing Exercises Children’s Section offers various prompt tools that can be used for creative writing exercises

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Working memory exercises for students of all ages

Neo LMS

A Johns Hopkins study into working memory has demonstrated that groups of college students who engage in regular working memory exercises show 30% better retention in working memory than those who engage in the exercises only once, or not at all. Working memory exercises for students.

Not an academic exercise, not business as usual

The Christensen Institute

But for us, it’s not an academic exercise–it’s a critical element in our mission to accelerate the transformation of our healthcare system. The post Not an academic exercise, not business as usual appeared first on Christensen Institute This guest blog is written by Jay Gerhart, Vice President of Consumer Strategy, Atrium Health.

What Exercising 6000 Miles Taught Us About Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Habits

Education Elements

I released my body weight and fell to the ground. My aching shoulders wouldn't let me complete one more rep, but as I looked over at my workout partner, who would have to complete every rep that I did not, I felt a surge of energy and picked myself up once more. In that moment, inspiration struck me.

Hope, Happiness And Social Connection: Hidden Benefits Of Regular Exercise

MindShift

In her new book, The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, the Stanford University lecturer offer new motivation to get moving that has less to do with how we look, or feeling duty-bound to exercise, and everything to do with how movement makes us feel.

Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading

Kleinspiration

Close Reading is a series of interactive exercises that guides students in reflecting on the meaning of words and sentences, the sequence in which these sentences are arranged, and how ideas are developed over the course of the text. Product Review : Close Reading from Snap!

Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling

ProfHacker

Here are a few exercises that provide playful starting points to making interactive narratives: Interactive Fiction Party Game: Emily Short recently shared the ruleset for a brilliant Interactive Fiction “party game” she created for a game designer picnic, LudoLunch.

Exercising with Anker’s Wireless Soundbuds

ProfHacker

I still haven’t upgraded my phone since the company made this change, in part for these reasons, but I have since found a pair of affordable, wireless headphones I can recommend for users of any phone, particularly for use while exercising.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. A row of exercise balls in a classroom at Kaleidoscope Academy. APPLETON, Wisc.

Get Started Exercising on a Tight Schedule with the 7-Minute Workout

ProfHacker

I had excuses every day—writing, teaching, grading, and family—all good priorities, to be sure, but none that truly took over my life so as to make exercise literally impossible. What worked to get me me exercising regularly was the 7-Minute Workout. Reviews Wellness exercise

[PL Summit Series] Strengthen Your Core Four: Videos and Exercises from Middletown, NY

Education Elements

For anyone who attended the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit this May, you had a chance to attend a workshop focusing on the Core Four. While districts across the country are using the Core Four of personalized learning to focus instructional habits as they make the shift to personalized learning, some of them are doing it with a bit more fidelity and spirit than others. So we wanted to share with you some of the passion that went into the Core Four session at the Summit.

Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day

Edutopia

Patrick Cook Deegan Student Engagement Guest blogger Patrick Cook Deegan, a mindfulness mentor and consultant, teaches students about Earth Day by bringing them outside and engaging their senses. He shares six easy steps to help your class appreciate their natural surroundings

Reflections on an Interest Mapping Exercise

ProfHacker

According to Rockefeller Foundation’s useful guidebook “Gather: The Art and Science of Effective Convening” , you can design a more effective convening of people if you conduct some kind of “asset mapping” exercise at the beginning of the event. Have you conducted a mapping exercise before?

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams

MindShift

That’s where a simple team-building exercise, like the one below, that can help folks get started. Let them know that they’ll be talking about it later in the exercise, so that they select one they feel comfortable sharing. By Gayle Allen.

North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise.

Leadership Lounge

North Dakota University System Participates in Cybersecurity Exercise. The North Dakota University System recently participated in a pilot tabletop exercise with the department of Homeland Security and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Decision on Grand Canyon University's status on converting to non-profit is expected soon.

John Hopkins: This Brain Exercise Improves Working Memory

Fractus Learning

Do you wish you had an easier time remembering facts and figures you just learned? Do you have trouble recalling the name of the colleague you were just introduced to? If you are like most people, […]. Educators Parents Resources

Vegetarianism, Exercise, and 21st Century Leadership Thoughts On Being Healthy

The 21st Century Principal

In addition to becoming a vegetarian, I also have been walking over 4 miles per day for exercise. This all came about because I realized I was not being very good to myself with what I was eating and with what I was not doing with physical exercise. Still, I can''t help but wonder that we as school leaders, models of being good citizens, should also not be modeling making good choices about our eating and about exercising. We can also get some exercise.

Good News for Teachers: Exercise Builds Brain Power, Too

Edutopia

Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers Teacher Burnout Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching. Photo credit: Tony Alter via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Serious Doodling: 5 Effective and Engaging Classroom Drawing Exercises

Fractus Learning

Here are several ideas for quick, effective, and engaging classroom drawing exercises that can be used in a range of topics by anyone regardless of drawing talent. To the annoyance of many teachers, students cannot help but doodle in class.

To Boost Mental Health, Try Team Sports or Group Exercise

MindShift

He still struggles with depression and social anxiety, but says exercising helps him — especially when it’s with his teammates. ” Now, this study only shows an association between group exercise and improved mental health, and can’t prove that the one causes the other.

Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!

EdTech4Beginners

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Merit Pay in Education: An Exercise in Both Manipulation and Futility

The 21st Century Principal

"In the workplace, there is no getting around the fact that "the basic purpose of merit pay is manipulative." Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A''s, Praise, and Other Bribes Merit pay is one of those ideas in education that just won''t die. When budgets get tight, policymakers and politicians both look at the money being spent on educator salaries and the idea of paying educators based on performance starts looking attractive. "If

Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

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Exercise and Physical Activity Must Be Part of 21st Century Learning

The 21st Century Principal

The first principle he discusses in the book is "Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power." I know from a workshop I attended a few years ago on brain research that exercise has beneficial effects on cognitive functioning. He asks the question, "Is there a relationship between exercise and mental alertness? Medina writes, "A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, compared to those who are sedentary.

The Fallacy of the “Either/Or” Scenario

The Principal of Change

For example, one of the routines I have been more focused on implementing in my daily life is more vigorous exercise. The routine of exercise is proven to be beneficial to moods and intelligence and is shown to improve learning : Being in good shape increases your ability to learn.

Making Number Talks Matter Even More

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews mathematics Cathy Humphreys Dot Talks implementation mental math exercises Michael Hernandez Number Talks Ruth Parker Stenhouse troubleshooting videosIn their sequel to “Making Number Talks Matter,” Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys go deeper and include videos of real students.

Running Helps You Grow New Brain Cells

ProfHacker

What’s your typical exercise routine? Wellness brain cells exercise neurogenesis

iPhotography in the Classroom: Some Snappy Tips for Putting It Into Practice

Edudemic

Pairing photography lessons with writing exercises only deepens a student’s aesthetic appreciation, while adding another dimension to her cognitive processing. Articles creative photography tips for teachers writing exercisesThe marriage of images and words seems like a predestined love affair. Afterall, the secret wish of both writing and photography is to stop time and gain an audience.

Wearable Wellness Tech (With Features That Help in Academia, Too)

ProfHacker

It works as a pedometer, as you might expect, and it can associate your heart rate to levels of physical activity – which is nice because you don’t have to remember to turn it on and off as you start and end exercise.

Exclusive Interview: Author Teresa Ann Power and The ABCs of Yoga For Kids Around the World

Fractus Learning

Books Educators Parents Preschool Toys and Play exercise interview mindfulness yogaThe following is an exclusive interview with Teresa Anne Power, internationally acclaimed children’s yoga expert and bestselling author, yogi, and advocate for the health benefits of yoga for children.

New Teachers: Look for PD in Everyday Life

MiddleWeb

Articles Professional Learning airport comedy club crowd control exercise class furniture assembly hidden lessons PD professional development Roxanna Elden store designThe elements of good instruction can be found in many experiences that are already a part of daily life.

Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever

Edudemic

Articles Featured featured kindle learning lesson ideas writing writing exercisesBrian South is an English teacher in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. He is also the faculty advisor of the literary magazine at Naperville North. When Brian began taking steps to self-publish his own novel, he did something few teachers feel totally comfortable doing—he invited his students to be part of […].

Engaging Students: From Seatwork to Feetwork

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Engagement collaboration Corwin engagement exercise facilitator feedback Mary Langer Thompson physical movement Ron NashLearning needs to become active and stay that way.

The Go-To Tablet Activity Starter Kit

Edudemic

How To digital tools ipad classroom lesson ideas tablets writing exercisesThis is a follow up to my previous tablet-focused article, which aimed to ease the nerves of our generation of teachers who were trained in classical classroom management and are now teaching in a very non-classical, pro-technology world. With your nerves eased, let’s get you started with an arsenal of specific tablet activities that can […].