By mjhuerta-825911

Merle Huerta
By promoting code literacy, schools could improve education equity, offer inclusion for students with ASD, improve STEM proficiency, and build neuroplasticity associated with multilingual education.

Source: Edutopia

    

By David Cutler – 397826

David Cutler
Inspired by his colleagues, one teacher learned to differentiate instruction, foster a flexible learning environment, avoid harshly penalizing failure, and encourage problem solving and innovation.

Source: Edutopia

    

By Oronte

When squatters can finally feel like residents.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By John Warner

David Brooks wants to lead us back to more moral lives, yet he refuses to grapple with reality.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

As an administrator, I think about the most enjoyable times I have had at school. Frankly, none of them include sitting in my office doing paperwork, disciplining, or attending meetings. The most enjoyable and productive times I have experienced are when I have been in the classroom observing teachers and interacting with students and teachers.

Source: Edutopia

    

By Kellie Woodhouse

U of Akron is cutting the price of certain general education classes by 86 percent, and boasts that they will be less expensive than those at community colleges. But two-year institutions disagree, and faculty say effort is penny-wise and pound-foolish.

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University of Akron
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Students in class at the University of Akron

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Colleen Flaherty

Ohio budget bill proposes a ban on full-time-faculty unions at public institutions where professors do nearly anything beyond teaching and research.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Doug Lederman

  • Denise A. Battles, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, has been chosen as president of the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Elizabeth Redden

An investigative report found that about a third of the workers who constructed New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus were not covered under publicly articulated labor protections.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Ashley A. Smith

Survey of community college leaders reveals skepticism on implementing a national free tuition plan. Presidents support relatively new initiatives such as structured pathways and stackable credentials.

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Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Paul Fain

Education Department turns up heat on for-profits with job-placement-rate scrutiny, three months before gainful-employment rules kick in. But lack of federal standards for placement rates causes confusion.

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Heald College campus in California

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Regina Sierra Carter

An essay on being wooed into grad school.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By Lee Skallerup Bessette

What we can’t see, because we we are too invested in a dominant narrative.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By Barbara Fister

Yes, librarians do have conferences.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By Bharat Anand and Jan Hammond and V.G. Narayanan

Lessons from HBX.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By Rosemarie Emanuele

Rooting for the home team(s).

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By Johanna-Rauhala-891101

Johanna Rauhala
To recover from your worst day of teaching, cry on a friendly shoulder, breathe, plan for community, prioritize, get perspective — and please don’t quit!

Source: Edutopia

    

By Tracy Mitrano

Why the European Union’s action matters to American higher ed.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By Gai-Jones-813001

Gai Jones
While most people fear public speaking, children can learn from a young age to recognize and embrace the empathy of the people listening to them.

Source: Edutopia

    

By Laura Tropp

Preserving childhood.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs

    

By Kellie Woodhouse

When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

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University of Miami
Image Caption:
Julio Frenk and his wife, Felicia Knaul, pose with the University of Miami mascot, Sebastian the ibis.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Kaitlin Mulhere

As California’s drought grows more severe, colleges across the state are stepping up their water conservation efforts.

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UCLA
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UCLA Energy Services Director Lewis Rosman and professor Yoram Cohen look over the congregation plant cooling towers where a smart water filtration system was piloted

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Paul Jump for Times Higher Education

Researchers protest effort to limit funding to projects that reflect business priorities — and charge that basic science is being abandoned.

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Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Colleen Flaherty

Adjuncts across the country participate in a national day of action for a living wage. How do their interests align with low-wage workers from outside academe?

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Twitter
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From a rally in Boston

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Zaid Ali Alsagoff

LOOKING FORWARD to coaching students again! It’s been eight (8) years, since I focused on engaging the student’s mind to learn. The last 8 years has been all about empowering educators with the tools and methods to engage and inspire student learning.
So, I am looking forward to ______ students’ mind again, and do my best to unlock the algorithms to inspire them to unlock their passions and true potential….

WORKSHOP

In this workshop, we will explore various techniques to stimulate and empower the brain and senses to be more focused, remember faster, speed read, and improve the understanding of whatever we are learning. In the process, we will discuss how the brain learns, and how we can apply various focus and memorization techniques to improve our ability to remember through visualization, association and imagination. Then, we will learn how to apply the SQ3R method to enhance our reading skills, and finally we will explore various techniques to speed read. By applying these super memory and reading techniques, we will learn more effectively, and be empowered with more time to focus on achieving our targets and being productive at IMU.

OUTCOMES

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how the brain learns;
  • Use at least 2 techniques to optimize your learning senses to improve focus;
  • Use at least 3 techniques to improve your memory;
  • Apply the SQ3R method to enhance your reading skills; and
  • Use at least 3 techniques to increase your reading speed with comprehension.

SLIDES

Here we go:

Yes, Yoda is one of the facilitators :)

PARTICIPANTS

Please add your name, picture and something about yourself on this Padlet Wall:

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By Elena Aguilar

Elena Aguilar
When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn’t seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.

Source: Edutopia

    

By coolcatteacher Vicki Davis – 25542

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.

Source: Edutopia

    

By Joshua B – 34848

Joshua Block
Unplanned interactions and observations can provide teachers with clues about who students really are, what they’re thinking, and what they need in order to learn.

Source: Edutopia

    

By Scott Jaschik

Judge dismisses lawsuit stemming from the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to fire several debt collectors over allegations they misled struggling borrowers.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

    

By Matt Reed

Leaderships styles matter.

Source: Inside Higher Ed Blogs