Secrets of Success Dr. Paul Secrets to Success: 13 Fundamentals Teaching Questioning Skills to Arm Students for Learning - Work in Progress In the earliest part of my career, I wrote full procedural lesson plans that spelled out to the letter the questions I would ask AND the answers I considered correct. When the students didn't provide the proscribed answer, I asked helper questions until I elicited the appropriate response. Man, did I have it wrong! This is the battle we fight. It demands our full attention. And if we are going to go to battle, we should appropriately arm our learners.
100 Websites You Should Know and Use In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time for an update? We think so. Below, the 2013 edition of the 100 websites to put on your radar and in your browser.
Test your happiness Psychologists say it is possible to measure your happiness. This test designed by psychologist Professor Ed Diener from the University of Illinois, takes just a minute to complete. To find out how happy you are just look at the five statements below and decide whether you agree or disagree using a 1-7 scale. Please be open and honest in your responding - remember your answers are totally private.
5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom. After the students left, she commented on how I asked the whole class a question, would wait just a few seconds, and then answer it myself. "It's cute," she added. Um, I don't think she thought it was so cute. Useful Websites Here is a list of websites we have featured in the past that might come in handy. Remember to set FuckingHomepage.com as your start page if you haven’t already. Educational/Learning favoriteandforget.com – Useful and educational links updated daily. Set it as your homepage and forget about it.khanacademy.org - video lectures on just about any subjectted.com - lectures by smart peopleinternetisuseful.com - for every educational website or useful web app out thereacademicearth.org - classroom lecturesfreerice.com - expand your vocabulary while feeding the hungrylizardpoint.com - a collection of geography quizzesmathrun.net - timed math quizzesclassicshorts.com - the best short storieserowid.org - learn about drugsqwikia.com - turn a Wikipedia article into a videounplugthetv.com - a collection of intellectually stimulating videosfactsie.com - a place to learn amazing and unusual historical and scientific facts
How to Find Happiness: 7 Timeless Tips from the Last 2500 Years What do you want? A great job? A fulfilling relationship? Go sailing around the Pacific for a few years in your very own luxurious boat? Tools for metacognition Metacognition is an important part of intentional learning, since it involves actively thinking about what you know, what you don’t know, and how you can get better at knowing and applying what you know. A mantra for metacognition State the learning problem with some specificity: identify what you want to know and what you want to do with that knowledgeChoose strategies to solve the learning problem—draw upon your own prior knowledge and the knowledge of othersObserve how you used the strategies—keep a learning journal or blogEvaluate the results: What worked? What didn’t work?Rinse and repeat: Apply successful strategies to new learning problems By definition, metacognition involves individual commitment and reflection.
Use a Journal For Self-Discovery and Self-Expression By Garrett Coan – As a therapist, I often suggest to clients that they explore their feelings and thoughts by keeping a journal. Sometimes clients ask for a bit of direction with this process. How to Be 25% Happier in Five Minutes a Day Remember when you got a raise and bought a new car, and you’ve been happy ever since? Neither do I. It doesn’t work that way, does it? Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn Teaching Strategies Bruce Guenter What’s the key to effective learning? Differences between pyramid schemes and network marketing (many thanks to cobrasoft at sxc.hu for his free photo, and apologies for cropping it to fit) Differences between pyramid schemes and network marketing… When you talk with people about your new network marketing business, have you heard: “Oh!
22 Killer Personal Development Resources You're Missing Out On You’ve got the personal development itch once again. You know the feeling. Maybe you want to be more productive, finally tackle that goal of yours, or start waking up earlier.