Smart Working: Mastering the Skill of Effective Mind Mapping This course will teach you how to use mind maps to increase your personal and professional productivity. You’ll learn how to save time on any task that requires planning, preparation, and clarity. You will be taught how to develop and use this powerful productivity tool in a unique and effective way. Master the Skill of Mind Mapping Back to School Chatterboxes / Cootie Catchers! Hello friends! Do you sometimes have a concept that you need to teach that you just think to yourself, "How ELSE can I teach this to make it fun for the students AND me?" I had this moment a few weeks ago. Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. The projects teach students how to make a stable product, use tools, think about the needs of another, solve challenges, overcome setbacks and stay motivated on a long-term problem. The projects also teach students to build on the ideas of others, vet sources, generate questions, deeply analyze topics, and think creatively and analytically. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards.
Graphic Design Tips for eLearning: 25 Fundamental Techniques Looking for something you can do to create more effective learning experiences for your workers? Experiences in which the workers really learn and then transfer that learning to the workplace? We all are, right? Are musicians better language learners? Today's economic environment demands that our children become the very best they can be. A lot of demands are placed upon us as parents, and whether we like it or not, we need to help our children navigate their way in today's fast-paced world and build their skills for the future. But not all methods, from flashcards to baby signing, actually boost a child's intelligence, language skills or other abilities for success. Reading through many research papers from peer-reviewed scientific journals, I discovered that music training is the only proven method to boost the full intellectual, linguistic and emotional capacity of a child. Thankfully, for the sake of the stress levels of parents and children, for the whole-brain boost, there is no need to emulate Tiger Mother Amy Chua who pushed her children to play classical instruments for several hours a day, often prompting tearful tantrums from her daughters.
Introducing “An Educator’s Guide to Sketchnoting” Whenever I tell my teacher friends about my experiments here with visual note taking, most get excited for me, many end up trying out sketchnoting for themselves, and a number of them also ask about how to incorporate this skill into the classroom. To help teachers expose their students to the idea of sketchnoting, I have decided to write a guide that provides an overview of sketchnoting, explains how it can be used as a powerful learning tool, and provide suggestions for how to incorporate the teaching of this skill into classroom activities. When children first learn to write, the idea of combining words and pictures comes naturally. With time and rigid education practices, however, we lose that freedom.
Free Printable Classroom Rules Order in the Classroom Bold, clear class rules will get kids’ attention, and are a stylish alternative to handwritten ones. Swap out as needed! Download the templates today. These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training "Training doesn’t help one jot if people can’t remember it in the real world" —Teresa Ewington Our biggest goal in training is to get students to remember the material. In order to do this more effectively, it helps to understand exactly what causes the mind to forget things. A Brief History of Instructional Design Instructional Design has come a long way. From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture. A 2015 research by ATD, titled ‘Instructional Design Now’, which is based on a survey of 1,120 instructional designers provides a current snapshot of ID in organizations and the challenges that they typically face. “The field of instructional design (ID) incorporates a rapidly growing and changing array of learning strategies, tools, and approaches into training experiences that appeal to today’s workers while meeting their complex learning needs.” Like everything else, this drastic change in approach hasn’t been fast.