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How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day Excerpted from Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies For Joyful Classrooms (c) 2017 by Timothy D. Walker. Used with permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton. Shed design: How to create a budget surf shack Gather your supplies Post – 900 x 90 x 90mm H4 treated pine (9)Bearer – 3600 x 140 x 45mm H3 treated pine (3)Joist – 2515 x 140 x 45mm H3 treated pine (20)Blocking – various lengths x 140 x 45mm H3 treated pine (16)Floor sheet – 3420 x 900 x 19mm particle board (2)Floor sheet – 3420 x 900 x 19mm particle board (1) n Decking – 3600 x 90 x 22mm treated pine decking (27)Side deck skirting – 2587 x 90 x 22mm treated pine decking (2)End deck skirting – 3644 x 90 x 22mm treated pine decking3.6 x 3.7m shed kitWall lining sheets – Various sizes cut out of 2400 x 1200 x 12mm MDF (8)Pegboard – Various sizes cut out of 1830 x 1220 x 4.8mm masonite (3) You’ll also need Here’s how STEP 1 To set out back and side position of shed, hammer wooden pegs into ground at required distance from fence, here 900mm. Stretch stringlines between pegs.

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve your memory, attention and powers of reasoning through the right mental exercises. You've likely seen software companies and web sites that market games designed to increase your cognitive abilities. And if you're part of an older demographic, worried about your aging brain, you've perhaps been inclined to give those brain training programs a try. Whether these programs can deliver on their promises remains an open question--especially seeing that a 2010 scientific study from Cambridge University and the BBC concluded that there's "no evidence to support the widely held belief that the regular use of computerised brain trainers improves general cognitive functioning in healthy participants..."

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Using Concept Routines to Drive Inquiries Exploring concepts through inquiry can be a tricky area of teaching and learning to navigate. But it doesn’t have to be as complex as most people think. Concept routines are effective tools to help make students’ thinking visible and gather the data you need to set-up future investigations. Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics by Terry Heick As academic standards shift, technology evolves, and student habits change, schools are being forced to consider new ways of framing curriculum and engaging students in the classroom, and project-based learning is among the most successful and powerful of these possibilities.

How does consciousness happen? Anil Seth speaks at TED2017 “We don’t just passively perceive the world; we actively generate it,” says cognitive scientist Anil Seth. He spoke at TED2017, April 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Tackling the ‘learning styles’ myth You’ve probably heard the claim that you learn better when information is presented in your preferred ‘learning style’. According to research, a staggering 95 per cent of teachers think this is true. So, where did this neuromyth come from? What is the reality?

What Machine Learning Is Teaching Us About Human Learning - InformED Researchers have known that “artificial neurons” could carry out logical functions—i.e., learn the way humans do—since 1943. The term “artificial intelligence” has been around since its introduction at a science conference at Dartmouth University in 1956. But only in the past several years have we started seeing theory put into practice the way those researchers imagined. We now have machines that can translate languages, compose music, write novels, and operate vehicles. So what might the implications of these developments be for educators and students? What Children Can Teach Us About Paying Attention Thinking like a five-year-old can help you learn more in a new environment. Young children have one cognitive talent that most adults have forgotten. That is the ability to pay attention to everything. As adults we learn to focus our attention and block out distractions.

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. Click to view a specific resource or scroll down to see all resources: Koorie Education Calendar The VAEAI Koorie Education Calendar has been developed to assist educators and learners in focusing on, and locating information about Victorian Koorie cultures, histories and perspectives. Framed around significant dates and events throughout the calendar year, the VAEAI Koorie Education Calendar draws the learner to Victorian Koorie voices, stories, achievements, leadership and connections, and suggests a range of activities and resources around these dates. Of course there are many, many, more Koorie voices, and we have a much richer history. VAEAI will continue to build and update the Koorie Education Calendar. teachthought A Visual Summary: 32 Learning Theories Every Teacher Should Know by Terry Heick Learning theory–and the research that goes into it–is a topic seen frequently in universities and teaching programs, then less frequently after once teachers begin practicing in the classroom.

Researchers Crack the Brain's Facial-Recognition Code Our brains have evolved to recognize and remember faces. As infants, one of the first things we learn is to look at the faces of those around us, respond to eye contact and mimic facial expressions. As adults, this translates to an ability to recognize human faces better and faster than other visual stimuli. We’re able to instantly identify a friend’s face among dozens in a crowded restaurant or on a city street. And we can glean whether they’re excited or angry, happy or sad, from just a glance. The ease of recognizing faces masks its underlying cognitive complexity.