How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Mark Smith’s article in the encyclopaedia of informal education titled ’ Keeping a learning journal ‘ describes the following benefits: The first and obvious use of writing a journal is that it helps us to remember something later. Upload the journal template and make it available to learners.

Podcast: The Spiritual Brain – LearningBinge Instructor Trish O’Connor

Learningtogo

Podcasts brain creative writing God inspirtation journaling learningbinge meditation mindfulness neuroscience retreats spirit spirituality workshops writingAs we know from neuroscience, there is a powerful urge towards spirituality and meaning, even in folks who may not consider themselves to be particularly religious or spiritual. This hard-wiring helps enrich our lives and brings out the best version of ourselves.

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LearningBinge Instructor Trish O’Connor – The Spiritual Brain

Learningtogo

iTunes Podcasts brain creative writing God inspirtation journaling learningbinge meditation mindfulness neuroscience retreats spirit spirituality workshops writingListen to Podcast: [link]. As we know from neuroscience, there is a powerful urge towards spirituality and meaning, even in folks who may not consider themselves to be particularly religious or spiritual. This hard-wiring helps enrich our lives and brings out the best version of ourselves.

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7 Things to Know About Learning and the Brain

SkyPrep

Researchers are continually discovering new evidence about learning and the brain that can help us with the development of more effective learning and teaching practices. 1) We produce new brain cells throughout our lives. 7) The brain prioritizes the most rewarding memories.

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What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Kapp Notes

Well, it turns out that there is empirical evidence to suggest that we actually do “act out” the story at some level in our brains or, at least, in the regions of the brain associated with aspects such as processing goal-directed human activity, navigating spatial environments, and manually manipulating objects in the real world. What they found was when a person reads about certain activities in a story, the areas of the brain associated with those activities are activated.

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Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

Learningtogo

With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains. It turns out that the practice of being grateful is good for your brain. Here’s how it works: Our brains is a vastly complex network of 100 billion neurons, each with up to 30,000 different connections. The U.S.

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Hire the heart and train the brain

Litmos

Hire the heart and train the brain; this is an axiom that many of us have heard before. It is without irony that I share this fact: In a Wall Street Journal survey of over 900 executives, 92% reported soft skills, including communication, curiosity, and critical thinking are as important as technical skills. This means we must start paying attention and hire the heart and train the brain. . The post Hire the heart and train the brain appeared first on Litmos.

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Your Brain: The Ultimate Electronic Performance Support System

Dashe & Thomson

According to the author (identified as “memenode” in the article), the journal Science recently conducted a study showing that “reliable and constant access to online information is affecting how we use our memory. The result, according to the author, is that we are effectively incorporating the internet into our overall brain power, greatly increasing our ability to access information.

This Is Your Learner’s Brain on Coffee

Learningtogo

Should we be pumping our learners with the beverage in order to maximize brain performance and memory, or weaning them off it to support long-term health? How Caffeine Works in the Brain. Technically, it’s not really coffee itself that is the issue; it’s the caffeine that the drink delivers to our brains. Here’s how it works: Caffeine blocks the reception of adenosine, a compound found naturally in the brain that makes you sleepy.

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Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

Learningtogo

With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains. It turns out that the practice of being grateful is good for your brain. Here’s how it works: Our brains is a vastly complex network of 100 billion neurons, each with up to 30,000 different connections. The U.S.

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Brain science for learning: 10 experts to follow

Sponge UK

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. Whether you’re starting out with brain science or updating your current list of ‘go-to’ gurus, this list has something for everyone. Read: Brain rules Watch: How does the brain work?

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Your Brain on Boredom and How You Can Get Motivated Again

Pract.us

Fight boredom with brain-friendly strategies. Like other emotions, boredom arises from a particular state in your brain. A study published in the journal Brain and Cognition offers evidence to support their definition. And preliminary work by Richard Huskey at the University of California Santa Barbara points to the brain’s attentional networks as key to developing flow or deep involvement in a task – the opposite of boredom. Got that feeling?

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Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

Studies on infant brains have shown that knowledge retention is only possible when accompanied with personal interaction or activity, but this becomes even more important as people get older. Bilingual people “build new bridges” in the brain, says Dr. Kuhl, a University of Washington professor and co-author of a recent study on social learning, and their brains are constantly adapting and reshuffling data as they translate.

The Top 3 US Brain and Cognitive Science University Programs

eLearningMind

We’ll be honest: There’s a huge difference between someone with a passing interest in neuroscience and someone who eat, sleeps, and breathes all things brain and behavior. After all, who better to advise on how best to make learning really stick than those individuals who have a deep and expert knowledge of the way the brain works? Columbia is home to the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, a beacon in the study of neuroscience, biology, and cognitive function.

30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: In Sickness and in Health!

Learning Rebels

Part of my brain said, can we start this challenge tomorrow? Well, you can see which side of my brain won the battle today. So I have a couple of additional A-Ha’s for a this Monday morning when the brain cells aren’t quite working. I had originally posted this as a way for all of us to start thinking with the creative side of our brains. 30 day challenge blogging Challenge Michelle Ockers photo journal vloggingHere we are.

Brain’s Rule! – How Understanding the Brain Can Improve Your Learning Content

Rob Hubbard

Increasingly I find myself turning away from learning theories and looking to brain science to hel p me design engaging and effective learning content. Learning theories are like fashions – they come and go, whereas the way the brain processes and stores information is fixed, changing only with evolution. Admittedly, the brain is still our most mysterious organ and much of how it works we can only guess at. Rule 1: Exercise boosts brain power.

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Your Online Teaching Dream Team - Pick their brains HERE!

E-Learning Acupuncture

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could meet with an online distance teacher “dream-team” and pick their brains about the broad topic of interpersonal interaction in online learning? In June 2012, the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks published their findings. Well – your wish has come true! With a combined 68+ years of experience teaching online, please allow me to present your dream-team: Zane Berge (University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

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Heroes of Learning Foundation Debut « Wonderful Brain

Wonderful Brain

About RSS Subscribe: RSS feed Wonderful Brain All Things Considered Important in Learning and Design Heroes of Learning Foundation Debut Posted on v, February, 2011 by Rich 0 For the longest time I’ve wanted to learn about the influencers who have changed the course or perspective of professional practice. My first teaching year I journaled about all the inequities, stupidities and failures of schools.

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Five Ways to Use Brain Science to Become a Better Leader

CLO Magazine

It’s an exciting time for brain science. New insights and discoveries about how the brain works are being made every week, and a focus on neural leadership is forging the way. David Rock, editor of the NeuroLeadership Journal , has said that by better understanding the brain, leaders can align the way they work with the brain’s affinity to create a more productive and successful experience. But the brain needs sleep.

Summer Reading 2016

Learningtogo

Each year, I write the same basic post about why your brain needs a vacation and each year I fail to really take one myself. So I’m not going to regale you with all the studies that show how your brain benefits from a change in the daily routine and is recharged by traveling to different places. 101 Prompts for a Writer’s Journal – Reflecting on the Identity of the Writer. Tick Tock This Makes Your Brain Rock.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Of General Interest to Edupatents | Main | Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman » April 18, 2007 "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) Question: How self-referential can one get in blogging before you cross into the Dark Side?

“Everyone Loves a Winner” – Except When We Don’t

Learningtogo

This tendency seems to validate the statement that our brain is hard-wired for survival , an observation made by John Medina and others. The Underdog Effect ” was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in 2008. Your brain wants to keep you alive above all else; an attractive next-best option is to keep other members of the species alive.

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Learning Tweets – and the Case Against Them

Bottom-Line Performance

At the end of the day, the case for informal learning tools like twitter isn’t much different than the case for reading the newspaper or local business journal (or, for those digital natives among you, www.nyt.com.). Check out this interview with Dr. John Medina, the author of Brain Rules to hear the case against multi-tasking. Basically, the “attentional spotlight” – located in the parietal lobe of your brain - is incapable of simultaneous processing.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Margie has been a featured speaker at several ATD events and facilitates the ATD online course Essentials of Brain-Based Learning. Known as “The Brain Lady,” you are a self-described scholar-practitioner who is considered an expert on topics related to learning, specifically neuroscience.

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Music aids learning, but not unconditionally

Mitch Moldofsky

Willy Shakespeare A lot of ink has been spilled over the question of what effect music has on the brain. Hold that thought, and l et's move on to study #2 , this one from the journal, Educational Technology Research and Development. f music be the food of love, play on!

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Don’t you see it?

Jay Cross

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. It’s not accidental that we began to imagine our brains were linear, machine-like, inflexible, and subject to decay a hundred years ago; we came up with the assembly line and time clock at the same time. What confuses the brain delights the brain. Brain Science The Future

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Eight Predictions for 2017!

Learningtogo

I’d like to try something a little bit different, by using my brain’s power of prediction to see what we will be bragging out in December, 2017. In January, 2017, a joint venture founded by “Brain Lady” Margie Meacham and Learning Strategist Michael Abrams opened for business. Essentials of Brain-Based Learning with ATD and Learningtogo, Inc. The simple coloring book activates multiple areas of the brain , counteracts stress and yields many other benefits.

Let’s Focus a Little Better

CLO Magazine

If anything, the world will only get noisier with more distractions, and University of California at Irvine digital distraction expert Gloria Mark told The Wall Street Journal that distractions take about 23 minutes to regroup from in order to get back on task. David Rock, co-founder of the Neuroleadership Institute told Entrepreneur that saving the more challenging work for last is an energy sap — “Every decision we make tires the brain.” Do a brain dump that is.

6 Ways to Calm Your Mind When Dealing With Learning Anxiety

SkyPrep

Studies have shown that when we are under stress, our brains simply stop forming new connections. If this happens while you are trying to focus, your brain will block access to higher processing and it will be very difficult to retain new information.

Sarcasm Is the Lowest Form of Creativity

CLO Magazine

The research, which was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology , conducted an experiment with 184 Israeli undergrads – all engineering students – and had them listen to three fake customer service phone calls that all had to do with bad cellphone service. From the Editors brain creative thinking learningBeing sarcastic might make you more creative, and that’s no joke. Don’t believe me? Here’s the proof.

Procrastination and Creativity

Mitch Moldofsky

Enter the Creativity Research Journal, whose 2010 study by J.R. Sounds to me like, in the creative realm, the brain prefers to mull over problems without our conscious input, and procrastination is just our way of giving it a little space, man.

Video games as Good Teachers

Kapp Notes

There is a growing body of research concentrating on the ability of the brain to change in response to stimuli and behaviors that require intense stimulation such as video game playing. It seems that teenage brains are open to lasting physical changes. “In It is called brain plasticity. International Journal of Intelligent Simulations and Gaming, 2(1), 49-62. [53] Wall Street Journal. (pg. Journal of Vision, 4(11), 40a, [link] doi:10.1167/4.11.40

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Learning Styles: What Do We Know?

The Performance Improvement Blog

He reports on a survey of learning-styles research that appeared in the journal, Psychological Science in the Public Interest. auditory, visual, kinesthetic or right-brain/left-brain) helps people learn more effectively. An Appalachian Mountain Proverb goes: It’s not what you don’t know that’ll hurt you, it’s what you do know that ain’t so. I thought of this proverb when reading Benedict Carey’s New York Times article, Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits.

7 Reasons to Incorporate Gratitude into Your Leadership Style

Cylient

The more active these brain circuits are, the more you can re-wire your brain to think in a new, positive way. Here are a few to try out: Keep a Gratitude Journal. Get creative—a gratitude journal doesn’t have to be just a journal.

5 Creative Ways to Solve Big Problems

Your Training Edge

Moreover, this approach has been referred by experts as creating “psychological distance” and the study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology also revealed that this approach helps leaders come up with more creative solutions [3]. Turn the Brain Off. It implies working on a problem when your brain is not in its most active state. A MetaAnalysis,” Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, vol.

Ways to Ensure Microlearning Modules Boost Knowledge Retention

Designing Digitally

According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, short bursts of learning help the transfer from classroom to the task by at least 17% higher efficiency. Our brain is not structured in a way that it can maintain its focus for hours at a time. There is no rocket science behind this. When you provide content in bite-sized proportions, it helps to cement the learning. Micromodules are focused on one learning objective per module.

Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Written as a Journal Post. Again, you want that, then read an article in a journal. . Subjects played a role – i.e. situations, such as Kinetic when working on a journalism article for example, but in others, I can clearly and honestly state, visual never applied. .