Four effective techniques to help your students learn

Help your students to study wisely and learn better How can students learn more deeply and more effectively?  How can you improve your students results on tests?  How can you get them to learn more effectively? Recent research suggests many answers.  Today, I will talk about four ways to help your students help themselves.  Some…
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Daydreaming is just your mind using its excess capacity

image by Anca Mosoiu What is daydreaming? Do you have students who daydream?  Why do they do it? Well, that probably varies a little among individuals, but a report in Scientific American gave us some answers. Daydreaming is your brain putting its excess power to good use.  What does that mean? Well, think of your…
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Can students learn innovation through memorization?

Do you remember when you were a student in high school?  How many hours did you spend in classes?  Do you know? Certainly, hundreds, thousands perhaps.  Probably you don't even remember what classes you took. Did those classes help you become a creative innovator?  Did you learn the kind of imaginitive wizardry to conjure up…
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Brain Rules #3–Every Brain is wired differently, in other words, Multiple Intelligences

The rule is from the book Brain Rules.  It is not new though. You've seen this before. The idea of multiple intelligences, that we each learn in a different way.  We know this, of course, but we still often teach to a certain type of student in the class, somehow imagining that most of the…
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