Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading

Kleinspiration

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.

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

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.

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.

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams

MindShift

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.

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. Distilling complex ideas in a memorable, persuasive format is excellent for learning.

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

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.

[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

Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!

EdTech4Beginners

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Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The colours are to document my ability to do 4 different things daily: Exercise (a minimum of 20 min. learning metaphor pairadimes purpose, meaning David Foster Wallace David Truss Exercise fasting goals meditation mindfulness

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

How Digital Resources Transform Teaching and Learning

Kajeet

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?

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.

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.

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

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 […].

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.

Engaging Students: From Seatwork to Feetwork

MiddleWeb

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

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.

Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu

Shake Up Learning

The post Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu. YOU can empower your students with this 4 C’s learning menu! What is a Learning Menu?

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.

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.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning. After years in the public school system, many of the students that need school the worst had been taught one irrevocable truth: learning was not for them. 5 Lessons Of Informal Learning For Classroom Teachers.

Fun Filled Learning with Flocabulary

Two Guys and Some iPads

Each video on flocabulary.com comes with one or many of the following: link to printable lyrics, CCSS alignment, Unit description, Activities, Exercises, Assessments, and more! My students are not the only ones enjoying and learning from these videos.

Learning By Doing: Using the Arts to Enhance Reading and Stop Bullying

Reading By Example

This is a guest post by Kathy Wade, CEO and co-founder of Learning Through Art. At the end of the exercise they were asked to uncrumple the paper hearts and smooth them back out, but the evidence was clear: the damage remained. The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning.

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.

Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

edWeb.net

Learning seems like a simple process. During the edWebinar, “Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning,” Pooja K. Instead of cramming information in, students learn how to access and pull it out. And actually, any retrieval practice even without feedback boosts learning.

Zientia: Changing the Way We Learn with Augmented Reality

Two Guys and Some iPads

www.zientia.com Zientia is out to change the way we learn using interactive augmented reality applications. Augmented reality improves spatial perception, makes learning more interactive, engaging, personalized. Students can make exercises and they can be automatically corrected.

5 active learning process fails – and how to avoid them

Nureva

That’s where active learning comes in. Not only has it been shown to have a positive impact on student learning , the WEF flagged it as a top trending skill for 2022. Looking to get your active learning strategy on the right track? Active learning is just that – active.

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.

Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

Technology Tidbits

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. Self-paced learning is an excellent way for students or educators to learn material at their own pace. Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning Brain Pop & Brain Pop Jr. -

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5 Ideas for Improving Professional Learning Experiences

The Principal of Change

It has been and always is, a blessing to be a part of district professional learning days. These past two weeks, I have been so caught up in the passion of so many teachers who are on “summer break,” that are excitedly taking part in their professional learning.