Working memory exercises for students of all ages


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

A day does not go by in which our team doesn’t discuss or apply a theory learned in BSSE. 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. We are still early in our test of this new model, and success is not guaranteed, but we’ve learned much from applying the theories and frameworks, and are convinced of their power.

Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading


Learning - click here to visit their site - What is it? 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.

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. Related: The Science of Learning Column — When body beats mind in learning. Future of Learning.

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

[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. Personalized Learning Middletown PL Summit core four

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. One thing I''ve learned by choosing this course is American society is based on carnivorous eating. We can also get some exercise. 21 Century School Leadership eating mindfully exercise leadership role models

Reflections on an Interest Mapping Exercise


This post is co-authored with Sherif Osman ( @the_sosman ), CLT Senior Officer, Pedagogy and Assessment, Center for Learning and Teaching, American University in Cairo and Co-founder and Chief Learning Designer of ERGO Ed Design. Have you conducted a mapping exercise before?

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. Advancing Personalized Learning through Effective Use and Protection of Student Data. The report recommends actions state boards can take to foster personalized learning and data protection.

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams


They also report learning more and feeling more motivated to work through project challenges. With virtual teamwork on the rise , the potential for ongoing learning and feedback is greater than ever before. Deepen the Learning (Level 2: 30 minutes). By Gayle Allen.

Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!


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Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

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The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better.” – Justin Rhodes Spending time in schools as a leadership and learning coach has been some of the most gratifying work I have done. Recently I was conducting learning walks in Edward K.

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.

How Digital Resources Transform Teaching and Learning


Teachers, those on the front lines of this ed tech revolution, see the direct impact of technology on how their students learn. Digital Learning Tools and TipsDevices in the K-12 classroom are becoming as common as chalk and chalkboards once were, but how do teachers use those devices?

Learning Walks

A Principal's Reflections

What many people also don’t realize is that even though all eyes were on the digital aspects of our transformation, it was the continuous focus on improving teaching and learning that ultimately led to results. Additionally, my admin team and I conducted learning walks every day.

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

To understand the nuances of personalized learning—and why it’s not solely tech-centered, though technology may be a critical lever for scale—it’s important to define what personalized learning is…and if it’s different from blended learning, it’s often interchangeably applied concept.

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

The 21st Century Principal

The pursuit of trying to find a specific, clear definition of good teaching and a good teacher is impossible, because teaching and learning, for that matter, are way too complex to reduce to a simple operationalized definition. "In the workplace, there is no getting around the fact that "the basic purpose of merit pay is manipulative."

Meaningful Learning Begins and Ends with the Opportunities We Create

A Principal's Reflections

Learning hasn’t really changed, but the conditions that impact and influence it has. When it comes to learning the emphasis has to be on what the kids do, not the adult. Therein lies the significant distinction between teaching and learning. All kids can learn.

10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

These consisted of sound classroom management, listing the learning objectives, and developing a lesson plan. For example, lessons can be divided into short exercises (two to four minutes) on slightly different but related topics. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap.

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.

Creating Resilient Communities in the Learning Studio

Digital Promise

Teachers and students explored this question in the Learning Studios design challenge, Thriving Together. Resiliency is one of the things that I really want to help my students with,” said Trevor Hlushko, a Learning Studio teacher at W.H. Blog Educators Global Maker Learning

Learning to Self Manage

Digital Promise

But the ability to exercise self-control — even with a specific, self-imposed goal in mind — is tough, even as it develops with age. The post Learning to Self Manage appeared first on Digital Promise.

Why should schools consider adaptive learning


That’s why I think that the learning process should be tailored to each individual, according to their needs and capabilities. We would look a lot different as grown-up individuals if we would all follow unique paths of learning. I have two words for you: adaptive learning.

New Teachers: Look for PD in Everyday Life


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.

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom


Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi. 7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom. So, then, why all the hoopla about m-learning?

A Natural and Experiential Cycle of Learning

User Generated Education

Given this era of learning where information is abundant and easily accessible, it is even more important than ever to help learners understand the learning process. To do so, though, educators need to explore and deeply understand the processes and cycles of learning.

Immersive Learning in Virtual Reality: A Few Lessons


The great bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, was of the view that education should be a ‘joyous exercise of our inventive and constructive energies’. Capturing the imagination of information-saturated students is perhaps paradoxically the easiest and hardest task for VR-based learning.

Learning Resolutions For 2015

The Web20Classroom

That feeling of starting over can bring thoughts of loosing those pounds put on over the years, exercising more, or spending more time with your kids. Learning Resolution 1-Reflect More I have written about the importance of reflection many times before and talk about it often.

Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever


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 […].

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. They help students develop a sense of agency, the ability to harness technology, and support learning lifelong and lifewide. However, in other scenarios, students are engaged with lower-level uses of technology such as test preparation, reading static online content, and seemingly endless drill and practice exercises.

A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children


There are many different apps that all claim to help children with their learning. Apps can be a great tool to use for learning, once you figure out the best ones for your children and how to use them effectively.

Goal: Send Them on Learning Missions #EduLS

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our third goal is send them on learning missions. This is a goal from our previous cycles and also will be part of another inspiring Learning Challenge lead by Todd Nesloney (@TechNinjaTodd) , the Educator Learning Series (#EduLS).

Engaging Students: From Seatwork to Feetwork


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

3 Ways to Teach the Way the Brain Wants to Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

How do exercise, sleep, and the unique composition of the human brain impact learning? Today’s sponsor Rustic Pathways can help plan your trip and make learning meaningful. How do exercise and learning relate? How do you optimize your brain for learning?

Educator as Lead Learner: Learning LittleBits

User Generated Education

The educator’s role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but somewhere along the line, the major role of the educator became that of content and knowledge disseminator. As such, I am learning how they work. Note My Steps to the Learning Process.

Goal: Send Them on Learning Missions #EduLS

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our third goal is send them on learning missions. This is a goal from our previous cycles and also will be part of another inspiring Learning Challenge lead by Todd Nesloney (@TechNinjaTodd) , the Educator Learning Series (#EduLS).

PedsAcademy gives kids fun learning opportunities in the hospital

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. She’s doing visual/spatial exercises, motor/perceptual tasks.