Top Posts for Simple Life Habits in 2011 | Simple Life Habits 2011 was a fantastic year for Simple Life Habits. I was able to connect with many of you that share the same passions for self productivity, time management, and developing better habits. This past week, I sat down and thought through all of the projects and goals that I have for this blog. I will be releasing more details in the days ahead. My goal today is to highlight the 10 most popular blog posts of 2011. Top Posts for Simple Life Habits in 2011 [list style="p"] [/list] Of course, I have a few personal favorites from the year. [list style="arrowblue2"] I hope you are renewed, refreshed and excited about the New Year! Join the 30 Day Get Productive Challenge! Includes videos, PDF's, daily checklists, life planning templates and more! We hate spam just as much as you Jon Milligan This is a test of using this system.
Socratic Questioning Techniques > Questioning > Socratic Questions Conceptual | Assumptions | Rationale | Viewpoint | Implications | Question | See also Socrates was one of the greatest educators who taught by asking questions and thus drawing out answers from his pupils ('ex duco', means to 'lead out', which is the root of 'education'). Sadly, he martyred himself by drinking hemlock rather than compromise his principles. Bold, but not a good survival strategy. But then he lived very frugally and was known for his eccentricity. Here are the six types of questions that Socrates asked his pupils. The overall purpose of Socratic questioning, is to challenge accuracy and completeness of thinking in a way that acts to move people towards their ultimate goal. Conceptual clarification questions Get them to think more about what exactly they are asking or thinking about. Why are you saying that? Probing assumptions What else could we assume? Probing rationale, reasons and evidence Why is that happening? See also
Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online J. V. Boettcher, Ph.D. Designing for Learning 2006 - 2013 Minor revisions May 2011 Our knowledge about what works well in online teaching and learning is growing rapidly and that is very good news. Here are ten best practices for anyone just getting started in the online environment. Best Practice 1: Be Present at the Course Site Liberal use of a faculty's use of communication tools such as announcements, discussion board postings, and forums communicate to the students that the faculty member cares about who they are, cares about their questions and concerns, and is generally "present" to do the mentoring and challenging that teaching is all about. When faculty actively interact and engage students in a face-to-face classroom, the class develops as a learning community, developing intellectual and personal bonds. We have learned to quantify what it means to "be present." Note: Students who feel abandoned or who feel alone may even post questions, such as "Is anybody there?" References
The Atlantic Online | Flashbacks See an index of This Month in The Atlantic's History. Also see Classic Reviews Original Atlantic reviews of classic books. How did The Atlantic review Charles Dickens' Great Expectations in 1861? What did The Atlantic make of Lolita in 1958? "A History of The Atlantic Monthly" From a presentation given in 1994 by Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic's managing editor. A note from the editors: One of the advantages of being a monthly magazine rather than a daily newspaper is the more reflective tone the monthly cycle allows. The online medium changes all that. We'll strive to continue posting new and timely Flashbacks. Flashbacks The following (in reverse chronological order) are Flashbacks that have appeared on The Atlantic Monthly's Web site. Do We Really Need a Vice President? The Paradoxical Case of Tony Blair (June 16, 2004) Articles from 1996 to the present chronicle Tony Blair's career, from his meteoric ascent to his fall from favor. Looking Back at Brown v. "Faster, Stronger, Smarter..."
TED Launches TED Ed Video Service For Teachers, Partners With YouTube Education By Paul Glader, WiredAcademic Managing Editor BERLIN – TED is expanding its popular video offerings into the education space by launching new videos made by teacher and animators that schools can find on a TED-Ed channel on YouTube and use in the classroom. “TED’s core mission is to spread ideas,” said TED Curator Chris Anderson. The TED Talk videos feature hundreds of speakers – from billionaire Bill Gates to Khan Academy founder Salman Khan and architecture critic James Howard Kunstler – who appeared at TED conferences giving talks 18 minutes or less, which are video taped and distributed around the web for free. The TED-Ed initiative will be different. “There has been lots of dreaming at TED in the last few years about what can be done in education,” said TED curator Chris Anderson, during a conference call with journalists. He said the educational videos average 5 minutes in length and are perfect for opening a class time without disrupting the class by taking up too much time.
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