Does the Way Your Classroom Is Decorated Affect Your Learning? - The New York Times Photo A new study tries to determine whether there might be a correlation between how a room is decorated and kindergartners’ learning. The researchers wanted to know if too many decorations could actually be distracting or overstimulating for young minds. But similar questions could be asked about how classroom environment might influence older students’ academic performance as well. Does the way your classroom is decorated affect your learning? In the article “Rethinking the Colorful Kindergarten Classroom,” Jan Hoffman writes: Imagine a kindergarten classroom. Students: Read the entire article, then tell us … — Does the way your classroom is decorated affect your learning? — Do you appreciate when teachers display your work — or your classmates’ work — on classroom walls? — Do you pay attention to word walls or posters that are intended to remind you about material you are studying in class? — Are your classrooms ever too decorated or distracting?
Men's Body language for Flirting, Step 1. Male Body language secrets for reading friends and lovers. Male Flirting body language secrets revealed step 1. How to Use Body Language to Get What You Want This is all based on what researchers discovered worked best in today's western cultures. Here are the successful tactics used for men who captured the attention of their desired woman. In these 5 webpages we will give you the five steps to help you get what you want, too. The five steps outlined here are greatly influenced by the tactics that have worked for men's millions of ancestors. First Make Your Entrance and Claim Your Space The first thing to do in searching for a mate is to go where the women are, and establish your territory. Next, find somewhere to comfortably sit or stand where you can see the women. If seated, place some personal objects near you to claim and mark your territory with keys, drink, food, coins, cigarettes, lighter, or whatever you have to put on the table. The main thing you have to do now is to look comfortable and to expand your body to occupy maximim area. To let the women see that they are there "hunting".
Learn How to Think Different(ly) - Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen by Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen | 10:24 AM September 27, 2011 In the Economist review of our book, The Innovator’s DNA, the reviewer wondered whether genius-level innovators such as Marc Benioff, Jeff Bezos, and Steve Jobs challenge the idea that working adults can really learn how to think differently and become innovators. We don’t think so. Reams of relevant research (including our own) proves Jobs right. But neither Steve Jobs nor Apple nor any other high-profile innovator or company has a corner on the think-different market. Take Gavin Symanowitz, whom we recently met in South Africa. Innovators (of new businesses, products, and processes) spend almost 50% more time trying to think different compared to non-innovators. If thinking different can make such a positive difference, why don’t more people spend more time doing it? Just do It. Shake it up. Repeat. As a leader, how often do you think different?
Supercharge Your Classroom Management Plan With Detailed Modeling Modeling is so effective that it should be among your most often used teaching strategies. When most people think of modeling, they envision a teacher standing in the front her class performing a task she expects from her students. For example, if she were modeling an art project, she would most likely make the project herself in front of her students using the same materials they would be using. There is nothing wrong with modeling in this way. It can be effective, especially if the students are attentive and the project is interesting. However, you can supercharge the effectiveness of what you’re modeling, regardless of what it is, by adding an important element: explicit detail. Adding detail to your modeling exercises is easy to do, doesn’t take any extra work or planning, and happens to be a lot of fun. Adding detail simply means taking modeling to a more exact degree than you or your students are accustomed to, making it highly specific and realistic. Related posts:
What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures - Jinxi Boo - Jinxi Boo Art by LaetitziaAs we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have transformed the way that we correspond with others in the modern world. Because of the constant buzz in our technological world, it's easy to forget how important communicating face-to-face is. Body language is truly a language of its own. 10% from what the person actually says40% from the tone and speed of voice50% is from their body language. Lowering one's head can signal a lack of confidence. Pushing back one's shoulders can demonstrate power and courageOpen arms means one is comfortable with being approached and willing to talk/communicate The lowering of the eyes can convey fear, guilt or submissionLowered eyebrows and squinted eyes illustrate an attempt at understanding what is being said or going onA lack of confidence or apprehensiveness can be displayed when you don't look another person in the eyesOne tends to blink more often if nervous or trying to evaluate someone else
6 Ways Successful People Stand Out Bosses spend the vast majority of their time helping other people succeed: employees, customers, vendors and suppliers... the list goes on and on. Helping other people succeed is your job, but it's also your job to focus on yourself, at least part of the time. Why? Your success creates success for others--and success requires, at least in part, standing out from the crowd and being known for something. Of course there are different ways you can stand out. For example, you can be like this guy. Okay, maybe not. There are better ways: Be first, with a purpose. Lots of business owners are the first to arrive each day. Instead of taking care of your stuff, do something visibly worthwhile for the company. Don't just be the one who turns on the lights--be the one who gets in early and gets things done. Be known for something specific. Meeting standards, however lofty those standards may be, won't help you stand out. Go above the norm. Pick a worthwhile mission and excel at that mission. Not many.
Are You Sabotaging Your Own Classroom Management Success? One of the most common email questions we get is . . . “What about students from disadvantaged backgrounds?” The question never ceases to knock me back on my heels because, truth be told, every strategy on this website has been developed in classrooms with students living in among the most challenging circumstances. Disadvantaged, crime-ridden, poverty-stricken, you name it. The fact is, it doesn’t matter where you teach or who shows up on your roster, the well-behaved classroom you long for is within your grasp. But there is an obstacle blocking the path of so many teachers in their quest for a dream class. It’s a negative attitude. For if you don’t believe it’s possible to transform your class, if your default setting is to point the finger at outside circumstances, if you’re in the habit of bemoaning the make up of your classroom or the neighborhood you teach in, then it will never happen for you. You have to believe it. You have to believe in them. You have to stop making excuses.
Use Image Searches Like a Thesaurus to Overcome Your Creative Blocks Are there empirical studies about how to be creative? Isn't it completely subjective and personal? yup. There are entire peer-reviewed journals committed to the subject. I'm writing my dissertation on the topic. It's largely tied to the problem-solving literature in Psychology. Creativity can't be "personal" anyways, as in order for something to be creative it has to be unique to a certain extent, which requires context and comparison. So then what do you think of the content of this article? Going to have to agree with you there. Guidelines For The Overwhelmed Business Owners To Write a Proper Business Plan / Business Resources Planning is the most crucial aspect of any size of business. Whether you are an owner of large business or a small business organization, if the planning portion is underestimated, then you can end up with your business with lots of troubles in the future. The planning should be done in such a way that it acts as a tool for financing. There are lots of factors which should be considered regarding the information to be shred and the decisions related to them. In this article, we are going to provide you with some of the most basic guidelines which you may require to make a proper business plan. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. All these steps must be considered if you are running a small business organization.
Why Micromanagers Make Bad Teachers There is a pervasive fear in teaching that if you’re not on top of your students every moment—coaxing, guiding, advising, directing—you’ll lose control of your classroom. If left unchecked, this fear turns otherwise easygoing men and women into micromanagers, hovering over their students like a nervous driver’s education instructor. Skittering like water bugs from one desk to the next, they burst through bubbles of personal space, kneel down hot-breath close, and force their unwanted and unnecessary help upon their students. They comment, advise, opine, and counsel. They warn and praise and interfere. “One more thing . . . No wonder micromanagers feel so stressed, overworked, and exhausted—freefalling into bed at night, backhand across forehead, with a great sigh. “Ahhhhhhscoobitydoobitydoobitymeemeemeemeemee.” Yet in spite of all the busyness, the helicoptering, and the hyper-attentiveness, micromanagers struggle mightily with classroom management and stifle academic progress. Here’s why:
50 Ways to Find Inspiration: Create, Explore, Expand “If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” ~Daisaku Ikeda I have always loved that scene in American Beauty when Ricky Fitts shows his video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind. He’s the complete opposite of his neighbor Lester Burnham, who seems to have decided long ago to live life in a comatose state of submission, completely disconnected from authentic joy. Ricky seems inspired by everything that most people simply overlook. “It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. “And that’s the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and… this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Though it can look different for all of us, I suspect this is the feeling we wait for in life: a sense that there’s boundless beauty out there, and we have the capacity to feel, channel, explore, and express it. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Study Tips and Productivity Advice to Help Students Why Persuasion Is A Poor Classroom Management Strategy Trying to persuade students to behave is one of the most prevalent methods of classroom management. This is why it’s so common to see teachers huddled privately with students—trying to push the right buttons, searching for the right words to say, attempting to convince students to behave. They try out various approaches—the if-I-were-you, the do-as-I-say, the do-this-and-get-that, the how-would-you-feel-if. They appeal to their students’ sense of right and wrong. They reason with them. Hands out, head canted, eyes pleading, they all but beg their students to see things from their perspective. But the truth is, trying to persuade students to behave is an exercise in futility that causes behavior to get worse, not better. Here’s why: It’s time-consuming. Pulling students aside for private talks takes you away from what you should be doing, that is teaching, observing, and managing your class. It’s stressful. Nothing is more stressful than trying to persuade students to behave.
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