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23andMe Canada - DNA Genetic Testing & Analysis. Understanding by Design Part 2: Designing the Essential Questions - Learning Bird. Value and benefits of questions Since Socrates, asking questions has been a hallmark of the teaching profession.

Understanding by Design Part 2: Designing the Essential Questions - Learning Bird

Whether used to guide students through a lecture or to check for understanding on exams, questions are the primary mode of encouraging information transfer from instructor to student and from topic to topic. According to Leven and Long in 1912, teachers spent nearly 80% of the day asking questions; this result has been repeated multiple times since, with similar results. Questions allow us to structure our classrooms, to organize the flow of information in courses, and to probe students for deeper understanding. Questions produce deeper and more complex inquiries, and help us to guide our students towards developing mastery and expertise. What is a “good” question? The best questions, then, create connections. Types of Questions. Free-to-use Media. 100 Reasons to Mind Map.

100 examples of how you can use mindmapping whether completely new to mind maps or a seasoned pro.

100 Reasons to Mind Map

I hope the list helps generate ideas for you. 100 Reasons to Mind Map 1. Explore a subject 2. Study & learn a new topic, culture or country 3. Want to share your Mind Maps with others? Drawing a Mind Map from Start to Finish. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Drawing a Mind Map from Start to Finish

Thanks for visiting! As the subject matter for this Mind Map I decide to investigate what a “Curious Brain” is and how it could impact continual learning and development Starting with a central image that best represents the subject being explored; in this case I have used an illustration of a brain and have started to add main branches (initially I work in pencil so that adjustments can be made if necessary before adding ink and colour) To avoid the Mind Map becoming crowded and particularly if you are using it as a memory aid, it is preferable to have no more than 11 main branches.

Mind Map. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Character Strengths - Let It Ripple. Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices. Digital Tools There’s no doubt that the experience of reading online is different than reading in print, but does it affect comprehension?

Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices

While several studies have found student comprehension and retention are lower on digital devices, could it be that students just need to learn the right tools to enhance their digital reading? Maria Konnikova explores the research and theories behind reading in her New Yorker column. She writes: “Wolf is optimistic that we can learn to navigate online reading just as deeply as we once did print—if we go about it with the necessary thoughtfulness. Related Explore: English Language Arts, Reading. Can reading make you smarter? When I was eight years old, I still couldn't read. Visual Thinking Center. Mapping Pedagogies For Learning Design. How to Get Past Negativity Bias in Order to Hardwire Positive Experiences.

It’s helpful to know that the brain is plastic and can adapt to challenges.

How to Get Past Negativity Bias in Order to Hardwire Positive Experiences

And when it comes to learning new things, we can build up mental resources through intentional effort. People can get better at realizing self-regulation, executive functions, a sense of perspective or meaning, positive emotions like gratitude, a sense of strength and the feeling of being cared about. “Any kind of mental activity, including experiences, entails underlying neural activity,” said Rick Hanson, a psychologist and senior fellow at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, at a Learning & the Brain conference. He has developed practices to help people build up their mental capacity for happiness by creating patterns of neural activity that with time and repetition become neural pathways. Hanson calls this process “self-directed neuroplasticity.” “We evolved a brain that routinely scans for bad news, both internally and externally,” Hanson said. Retrieval Practice: A Powerful Strategy to Improve Learning — Summary of Recommendations.

Use retrieval practice as a learning strategy, not as an assessment tool.Use retrieval practice frequently, as often as possible.

Retrieval Practice: A Powerful Strategy to Improve Learning — Summary of Recommendations

Practice makes perfect! Use retrieval practice a few days or weeks after a lesson or study session. Space it out.Use a variety of strategies to implement frequent retrieval practice: clickers, flash cards, online quizzes, quick writing prompts, etc.Use a variety of question types: fact-based, conceptual, and higher order/transfer.Encourage metacognition by including feedback (right/wrong feedback, explanation feedback, etc.).Remain confident that challenging learning (via retrieval practice) is a good thing! The Choice Explosion. Lansing, W.Va. — A few years ago, the social psychologist Sheena Iyengar asked 100 American and Japanese college students to take a piece of paper.

The Choice Explosion

On one side, she had them write down the decisions in life they would like to make for themselves. On the other, they wrote the decisions they would like to pass on to others. The Americans filled up the side for decisions they want to decide for themselves. Where to live. What job to take. The Japanese filled up the back side of the sheet with things they wanted others to decide: what they wore; what time they woke up; what they did at their job. Americans have always put great emphasis on individual choice. This opening has produced much that is wonderful.

21st Century Instructional Practices Online Course. Questioning and Discussion Techniques.

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