Announcing the Brain Matters Coloring Book

Learningtogo

I’m so excited about my new book, The Brain Matters Coloring Book ! This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted. They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. You may already own a coloring book. You’ve almost certainly noticed these “adult” coloring books in the store or online.

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The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

The Brain on Change. One of the key points in that article is that our brain is structured with one primary purpose: to keep us alive so that we can transmit our genes to the next generation. Changing the Brain to Change Behavior. Rich Brain/Poor Brain.

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Break Out the Crayons – Your Brain Needs to Color!

Learningtogo

This entailed filling in the black and white illustrations in the book with any colors you wanted. They get to express themselves artistically, which can help improve self-confidence and stimulates multiple parts of the brain. You may already own a coloring book. You’ve almost certainly noticed these “adult” coloring books in the store or online. In fact, the New York Times recently recognized a growing trend for coloring books to appear on their best seller list.

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Pick my brain?

Clark Quinn

It’s a continual bane of a consultant’s existence that there are people who want to ‘pick your brain’ It’s really asking for free consulting, and as such, it’s insulting. However, there are quite legitimate ways to pick my brain and I thought I’d mention a couple. Sure, you can read my blog or books, but sometimes you may want assistance in contextualizing it to your situation. The post Pick my brain?

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From Surviving to Thriving: Returning to what science says about how we think, work, and learn

Speaker: Clark Quinn, Ph.D., Author and Executive Director of Quinnovation

The pandemic and associated upheavals of 2020 have led to both the need and opportunity to rethink how we think, work, and learn. In this session, Dr. Quinn will go over the implications for learning and working effectively both in general and in this new era. Come see what L&D can, and should, do to help transform organizations to work smarter (and wiser)!

Book Writing Tips

Kapp Notes

Recently a number of great folks I know in the L&D field have indicated they are working on a book. Writing a book is a great experience. For a variety of reasons, I think everyone should write a least one professional book. In the spirit of community, I wanted offer some (unsolicited) advice based on my writing (and assembling) of seven non-fiction books. Also, not all of my books have been successful but…my Gamification book has sold over 10,000 copies.

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48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

This is why my team and I put together this list of forty-eight books. The books are organized by category: Books recommended by training experts (4). Learning books (4). Corporate training books (3). Instructional design books (6). Learning technology books (2). Virtual instructor-led training books (3). Evaluation & Feedback books (4). Motivation & Gamification books (5). Talent management books (3).

The Ceiling Effect: How the Height of Your Ceiling Affects Brain Performance

Learningtogo

I’ve written previously about the influence of other disciplines on the science of learning, such as looking at desire paths , an architectural concept, to help design effective informal learning experiences. Now I’m returning to architecture again, to share how ceiling height can affect the way your brain processes information. The Effect of Priming on the Type of Processing That People Use. Like many things we’re now learning about the brain, this result was no surprise.

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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

This is a compilation and update of my book list and book review posts. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The book includes practical tips on working with SMEs and avoiding interactivity and multimedia for the sake of being flashy. Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner is a perfect book for people just getting started in the field. Read my full review about this practical book.

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

The Brain on Change. One of the key points in that article is that our brain is structured with one primary purpose: to keep us alive so that we can transmit our genes to the next generation. And yet, when faced with a change that has the potential to make us more likely to survive, some brains are able to adapt more easily than others. It turns out that health and lifestyle choices have a significant effect on the brain’s ability to change.

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Leading Successful Change to Remote Training

Speaker: Dr. Britt Andreatta, PhD, CEO, 7th Mind, Inc.

This month, unprecedented numbers of workers have set up offices in their homes, in an attempt to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Meetings that were previously being held in conference rooms have been moved to conference calls and online meetings. Whether you’re managing the impromptu digital transformation of your company, or training new employees at a distance, make time to join Dr. Britt Andreatta former Chief Learning Officer at Lynda.com and author of several books on the brain science of success, as she covers how YOU can train remotely, and effectively, while supporting the flow of work.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Brain learning is currently a hot topic in the Netherlands amongst learning professionals. I read the book Brein@work van Ria van Dinteren en Nina Lazeron. They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations. Both are means to make learning processes stronger and more effective. The brain of connections - Brains are not static, but dynamic and changing.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner by Jon on January 11, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning The idea that right brained thinkers will dominate business in the coming century has been gaining momentum since it was first popularized several years ago by Dan Pink in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind.

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Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? by Andrea on April 15, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , Training Development , blended learning , eLearning , social learning Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a keynote speech by Dr. John Medina on his book Brain Rules at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2011 conference.

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The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

The Brain on Change. One of the key points in that article is that our brain is structured with one primary purpose: to keep us alive so that we can transmit our genes to the next generation. And yet, when faced with a change that has the potential to make us more likely to survive, some brains are able to adapt more easily than others. It turns out that health and lifestyle choices have a significant effect on the brain’s ability to change.

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[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] How to help your brain “unplug”

KnowledgeOne

The thing is that it’s not a matter of deciding to take a break that makes our brain follow suit… The good news is that neuroscience has recently given us the keys to understanding better how we deplete our cognitive resources and what strategies we can use to replenish them.

Seven musts for creating effective elearning

Challenge to Learn

This article contains seven tips that will help you to create more engaging and effective eLearning modules. The problem is that you will get content heavy “PowerPoint like” courses that are not engaging or effective. It is one of the most difficult things to do, but it is also one of the most effective. Books have been written about storytelling, but here are a few tips. It is the way our brain is wired.

The Google Effect

Learningtogo

I recently heard a term that was new to me, “ The Google Effect.” It turns out that there’s been quite a lot of research into the effects of online search on our brains and our apparent decline in the ability to remember things. Nicholas Carr, in his book, The Shallows , paints a scary picture of an entire generation that is nearly incapable of “deep learning,” but very adept at “skimming.”. For example, “The pencil eraser is changing our brains.”

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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more books, you’ve found the right post. This is a compilation and update of my previous book list and review posts. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. Training Design Basics by Saul Carliner is a perfect book for people just getting started in the field, especially those who are current students or are switching to instructional design or training from another career.

A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. This instructional approach was defined by Hileman in 2006 and has since inspired many “brain compatible designers” — those who seek to understand the principle and reasoning behind their teaching. The idea behind the concept is that learning is innate and linked to biological and chemical processes in the human brain. B: Brain’s Time Clock. S: Social Brain.

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9 Essential Components of Effective Teams

Your Training Edge

One good brain will never be enough to achieve greater things. Every team of effective professionals will not work just for the money. Besides a strong sense of purpose, an effective team will have a roadmap to success. 5. Effective Communication. Every team member needs to be able to communicate effectively with the other members. However, effective communication doesn’t refer only to the channels of communication.

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Podcast: Sales Training with the Brain in Mind – Mike Simmons, Co-Founder of Catalyst Sale

Learningtogo

Every learning professional must “sell” content and target behaviors to be effective. Mike has held operations, consulting, sales, and executive leadership roles at UPS, Smartforce, Skillsoft, and Safari Books Online. The Salesperson Effect. Selling with the Brain in Mind. Podcasts brain education L&D Learning learning and development neuroscience Paul Zak podcast sales sales process sales training selling training trust

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Join the LearningToGo Six Question Challenge and Win a Free Book!

Learningtogo

This author, speaker, thought leader and Brain Matters keynote speaker recently wrote an article for Talent Management magazine called “6 Engaging Questions to Ask.” In these studies, participants were actually teaching their own brains to become more engaged with their work. Why is his technique so much more effective? By asking these questions every day, participants set a target for the brain. Once targeted, the brain becomes a powerful guided missile.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Brain and Memory with Arthur Kohn #astdtk13

Learning Visions

Brain and Memory: Seven Tips that Improve E-Learning. Primacy effect: the word that come first we remembered the most - it was the most rehearsed. But what you encode in your brain is a representation of that word or connotations you have with that word. Our brains often invent our memories in creative ways. The brain wants things chunked into whole stories. The brain is not best compared to a computer. How does visual information pass through your brain?

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3 Must-Read Neuroscience Books

eLearningMind

Instead, neuroscience is a complicated study of how the brain (and the nervous system) works and reacts to stimuli and situations. Sometimes referred to as “neurolearning” or its dastardly cousin “neuromarketing,” the study of the brain gives us insight into becoming more effective at what we do. The book also debunks many deep-rooted learning myths and replaces old ideas with a fresh, new look on how the brain reacts to different learning situations.

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Cheap books on learning worth the price

Jay Cross

and started devouring free books on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. I spend on average of $40 a month on hardcopy books, so this seems like a steal. Since I’m in the midst of writing a book on solo/DIY learning, I thought I might learn something from these freebies: 45 Elearning Tips and Tricks , by John Araiza. Brain training, speed reading, self hypnosis, mental clarity, the power of mind. The book tells about speed reading, but doesn’t explain how to do it. (It

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Mike Simmons – Sales Training with the Brain in Mind

Learningtogo

Every learning professional must “sell” content and target behaviors to be effective. Mike has held operations, consulting, sales, and executive leadership roles at UPS, Smartforce, Skillsoft, and Safari Books Online. The Salesperson Effect. Selling with the Brain in Mind. Listen to Podcast: [link] If you’re thinking that this topic is only for those of us who directly design and deliver sales training, think again!

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

Having an understanding of research and evidence is essential for effective learning design. Cognitive science (often called brain science) is an exciting field of study that covers many disciplines. We’ve curated a list of ten ‘brain science experts’ for learning, including neuroscientists, psychologists and learning leaders who reference research-backed techniques. Follow for: Insights from a pioneering researcher into the way the brain works.

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Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

Learnkit

These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. Candy Crush is calling our name… In John Medina’s book, Brain Rules , we learn how the brain works. His book inspires much of the work we do at Learnkit to maintain the attention of our learning audience. But the reality is, the brain cannot multitask.

47 books sales teams should have on their shelves

TalentLMS

The books on this list are exactly where you need to begin. We scoured the internet, followed up on Amazon and Goodreads, and collected the most often mentioned, highly-rated, and most popular books on sales. The list contains some of the best sales books ever written, sales training books, sales management books, as well as the best books on sales skills and techniques. Classic books for salespeople. Sales training books. Get the book here.

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Top 12 Books Every L&D Manager Needs to Read!

Growth Engineering

We’re going to navigate you through the latter and point you in the direction of the best L&D books! How We Learn: Throw out the rule book and unlock your brain’s potential’. We’re suckers for informative fun at Growth Engineering and Carey’s book is an engaging exploration into the psychology of learning. This book will help you lay the foundations for an organizational culture capable of unlocking the inner superhero within your learners!

Your Brain On 3D Learning

The eLearning Coach

I guess the book, Learning in 3D, has kind of rewired my brain. Learning in a virtual world creates the visceral effect of being present in that environment. It connects the “visual and mental cues that make the recall and application of the learning&# more effective. The effective 3DLE is designed to provide guidance as learners engage in discovery activities that facilitate the learning goals of the experience. BOOK REVIEWS REVIEWS eLEARNING 2.0

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All This Talk About Reading

Learning Rebels

We’ve been running our book giveaway extravaganza all through January. The result of this, in case you missed the memo, is we will be giving away one book a month to one or more insanely curious readers through the remainder of 2017. Consider this: You read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you have already read the book…GREAT! Congratulations to Alice N for winning last weeks book giveaway, “ Originals ” by Adam Grant!

The Grail of Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences

Clark Quinn

While there are many dimensions that could be considered, for the sake of simplicity let’s characterize the two important ones as effectiveness of our learning and the engagement of the experience. If we map the space, we see that the lower left is the space of low engagement and low effectiveness. Moving up the diagram, however, towards increasing effectiveness, is an area that’s less populated. This is a cost-effective balance.

Podcast: Erik Vance – Suggestible You – The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal

Learningtogo

Science journalist Erik Vance has written a fascinating and informative book on how your brain can affect the way you perceive, remember and feel about the world around you. Perhaps one of the most important points he brings out is that so-called psychological effects, such as placebos, are physiologically real – there are actually physical, chemical and molecular changes taking place in your brain that product these effects.

Brain Fitness

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness : 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp. Exercising workers’ brains boosts collective brainpower. That’s why the lessons in my friend Alvaro Fernandez’s new book provide a pathway to increased profitability. Brains are dynamic systems that change over a lifetime. What about brain training games and software?

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Cognitive Bias in Education: the Pygmalion Effect

KnowledgeOne

The Pygmalion effect is one of them, and the first step in preventing it is to know more about it. In 1968, psychologist Robert Rosenthal and school principal Lenore Jacobson published a book that caused a stir: Pygmalion in the Classroom. The adult brain learns best with stories.

What is Effective Leadership?

Everwise

Above all, the position demands that a leader be effective, but that becomes a rather complicated concept upon closer examination. When you distill down the wealth of information available, it appears that the behavior of effective leaders can be broken down into three major areas: what environment they create for their reports, which values they portray in their interactions with others, and how they relate to themselves. The post What is Effective Leadership?

Erik Vance – Suggestible You – The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal

Learningtogo

Science journalist Erik Vance has written a fascinating and informative book on how your brain can affect the way you perceive, remember and feel about the world around you. Perhaps one of the most important points he brings out is that so-called psychological effects, such as placebos, are physiologically real – there are actually physical, chemical and molecular changes taking place in your brain that product these effects. Listen to Podcast: [link].

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