background preloader

Teach study skills

Facebook Twitter

Pinterest: Academic Study Skills.

Thinking skills

Time management. Research skills. Note-taking. Giving presentations. 35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better. How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach. Proposals to "professionalize teaching" are popular today, but agreement about what this should entail is elusive.

How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

At Deans for Impact, an organization composed of leaders of programs that prepare new teachers, we believe that part of what distinguishes members of a profession is general agreement on a body of domain-specific knowledge that is relevant to practice. We recently released "The Science of Learning," a report that summarizes the cognitive science related to how students learn.

The principles in this post are drawn from that report. Teachers will always need to use their knowledge of students and content to make professional judgments about classroom practice. However, we believe the art of teaching should also be informed by a robust understanding of the learning sciences so that teachers can align their decisions with our profession's best understanding of how students learn. 6 Scientific Principles Every Teacher Should Know 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies. In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.” That’s a disconcerting message, and hard to believe at first. But it’s also unexpectedly liberating, because Carey further explains that many things we think of as detractors from learning — like forgetting, distractions, interruptions or sleeping rather than hitting the books — aren’t necessarily bad after all. Learning Strategies. How Students Learn. 60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves by Terry Heick Motivating and engaging students is the goal of most teachers–priming them to receive instruction, or otherwise align themselves to a pre-set process you’ve sketched out that you hope will yield a learning goal you selected beforehand.

How Students Learn

But I’ve also been thinking recently of how learning actually happens–the causes of learning. Learning events, maybe. Eh. The Most Basic Things eLearning Professionals Need to Know About Learning. Understanding how the mind processes information and stores it is vital to educators, instructional designers and eLearning professionals.

The Most Basic Things eLearning Professionals Need to Know About Learning

Simply stated, if you don’t know how the mind works, you have no way of knowing how to design material that will ensure success for your students. Information processing theory is a subject that has been studied, discussed and debated so much that a lot of the information available conflicts. However, there are a few basic principles that are generally agreed upon. Introduction to accelerated learning - OpenLearn - Open University - TL_RE_T4. Towards Maturity. The Towards Maturity Learning Landscape Audit (LLA) is a survey tool that helps businesses understand more comprehensively how their staff learn, both formally and informally.

Towards Maturity

Find out how Learning Landscape can support your Learning at Work Week. The LLA helps put the learner at the centre of L&D strategy by challenging our assumptions about how people learn what they need to do their jobs. It helps mitigate risk when introducing new programmes or new models of learning and provides qualified information to support new learning technology strategies. Independent research into the workplace-learning environment can provide critical insights for any organisation looking to engage and understand their workforce. Over 15,000 learners have taken part in the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape since it started.

What Is KWL for Reading Comprehension? How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding. How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding by Terry Heick How can you tell if a student really understands something?

How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding

They learn early on to fake understanding exceptionally well, and even the best assessment leaves something on the table. (In truth, a big portion of the time students simply don’t know what they don’t know.) The idea of understanding is, of course, at the heart of all learning, and solving it as a puzzle is one of the three pillars of formal learning environments and education. 1. 2. 3. 4 Steps to Real Learning Infographic. Teacher Infographics.

4 Steps to Real Learning Infographic

77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better. If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven’t gotten yet?

77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better

For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. Newcounter knowledge is the backbone of society’s progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others’ quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. Your quest for knowledge doesn’t have to be as Earth-changing as Einstein’s, but it can be an important part of your life, leading to a new job, better pay, a new hobby, or simply knowledge for knowledge’s sake — whatever is important to you as an end goal.

Life-changing knowledge does typically require advanced learning techniques. Health Shake a leg. Balance Sleep on it. Perspective and Focus Change your focus, part 2. Recall Techniques. The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning. The realities of standardized tests and increasingly structured, if not synchronized, curriculum continue to build classroom stress levels.

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Neuroimaging research reveals the disturbances in the brain's learning circuits and neurotransmitters that accompany stressful learning environments. The neuroscientific research about learning has revealed the negative impact of stress and anxiety and the qualitative improvement of the brain circuitry involved in memory and executive function that accompanies positive motivation and engagement.

The Proven Effects of Positive Motivation Thankfully, this information has led to the development of brain-compatible strategies to help students through the bleak terrain created by some of the current trends imposed by the Common Core State Standards and similar mandates. With brain-based teaching strategies that reduce classroom anxiety and increase student connection to their lessons, educators can help students learn more effectively.