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12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers
January 11, 2015 TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy 2- How to Escape Education's Death Valley by Sir Ken Robinson 3- The Key to Success ?

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Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control It all started when psychology professor Walter Mischel was watching his four closely-spaced daughters growing up. He realized he had no idea what was going on in their brains that made it possible for a child who at one moment had no impulse control and just a few months later could inhibit her emotions, wait for things and have conversations. He became curious about how children develop these skills, which led to the famous marshmallow experiment conducted at the Bing Nursery School on Stanford’s campus, where Mischel was a professor. That study has become famous over the last 50 years, leading to many hilarious YouTube videos (none of which are the original test subjects) and a lifetime’s work examining how various strategies can help both adults and children learn to delay gratification.

Danish schools have figured out the best way to teach empathy Denmark teaching Klassen Tid class time — Quartz Last year more than a million migrants and refugees risked their lives in overcrowded, often barely seaworthy boats to cross the Mediterranean. Most of them were Syrians, making the trip from Turkey to Greece in an attempt to get inside the borders of the European Union. But the Turkey-Greece route—now down to a trickle after a deal between Turkey and the EU in March—is only one of two main ways across the Mediterranean.

Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain It has become a cultural cliché that raising adolescents is the most difficult part of parenting. It’s common to joke that when kids are in their teens they are sullen, uncommunicative, more interested in their phones than in their parents and generally hard to take. But this negative trope about adolescents misses the incredible opportunity to positively shape a kid’s brain and future life course during this period of development. 9 Habits of Empathetic Children Join the #UnSelfie Revolution to Raise Kids with Empathy, Moral Conviction and Courage To Make a Better World Most writers admit that there is one moment where a book started to gel. Mine was at the United States Air Force Academy where I was speaking to the faculty and cadets about character development. It was there that a young cadet asked me the question of a lifetime.

A Peach for the Teach: Eight Human Needs - How to Motivate Students If you've ever read my blog before, you know that I really love educational speaker Rick Lavoie. In most teacher preparation programs we've been taught that students' basic physiological needs must be met before they can truly learn. This is an example of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs at work. Fixated on Leadership: Why Learning How to Follow is Crucial for Success Leadership ability, it would seem, is the essential ingredient of success. But is it? Academies and institutes, high schools and colleges, MBA programs and charter schools all promote their ability to train 21st century leaders. High school seniors applying for college using the Common Application are instructed to include details about the “position/leadership” they hold as a part of their extracurricular activities.

5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works - Schedule a TeachThought Professional Development PBL Workshop For Your School > 5 Characteristics Of Project-Based Learning That Works by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development Interested in learning more about how to leverage great thinking and learning using authentic project-based learning? Check our PBL Workshop Services. As I’ve written before (What PBL Can Do For Your School…And What It Won’t) project-based learning can be an amazing tool for student, teacher, and school growth but only if you’re getting great thinking and learning as a result.

What Is Genius Hour? - What Is Genius Hour? by TeachThought Staff Genius hour is an approach to learning where students are guided by their own interests, background knowledge, and curiosity to learn. From the outside looking in, it is less organized, less formal, and less standardized than traditional learning. Genius hour is truly “open-ended” learning characterized by student self-direction, passion-based learning, inquiry, and autonomy. In public education, genius hour can be thought of as a response to rigid, test-driven, and “achievement-focused” climate that testing-based model of school improvement has encouraged in schools over the two or three decades. 3 Methods To Motivate the Unmotivated Jill Jenkins , A retired teacher who likes to share her insight. Posted 07/10/2016 11:44AM | Last Commented 07/18/2016 4:33PM Most people who enter the ranks of educators have been academic bound their entire life. Like me, many love to read. Visiting a library or a book store was more enticing than an ice cream parlor.

14 Amazing Psychology Facts You Should Keep To Yourself Up until only fairly recently psychology and philosophy were thought to go hand in hand. It was only during the 1870's when psychology became an independent scientific discipline. Since then through multiple studies and technological advances, we have learnt a great deal although still only scratched the surface. Who Controls The Flow Of Information In Your Classroom? - Who Controls The Flow Of Information In Your Classroom? Flow As A Litmus Test For Quality Teaching by Lee Carroll, PhD 12 Basic Life Skills Every Kid Should Know by High School As parents, we love our kids so much we want to protect them, help them, and cultivate them into perfect, happy humans. Unfortunately, this overparenting has the opposite effect, leaving our kids unready for the world and life as adults. "We parents, we're doing too much," says Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University and author of "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success." "We have the very best of intentions, but when we over-help, we deprive them of the chance to learn these really important things that it turns out they need to learn to be prepared to be out in the world of work, to get an apartment, to make their way through an unfamiliar town, to interact with adults who aren't motivated by love." "That's when I got the connection," she says.