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. Second, the act of putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) engages our brains. Remember reflection?

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

Learningtogo

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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].

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What Happens in a Story…Happens in Your Brain

Kapp Notes

Research reported in the journal Psychological Science—a peer reviewed monthly journal and the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology—indicates that reading stories activates neural presentations of visual and motor experiences.

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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. Our brains tend to keep us happy rather than sad.

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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. It’s been called “ America’s number one drug problem ” and “ a miracle drug for the tired.”

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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. Our brains tend to keep us happy rather than sad.

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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.

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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.

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. 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.

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Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!

Work Learning

Go to any conference today in the workplace learning field and there are numerous sessions on neuroscience and brain-based learning. After each question, I briefly state the correct answer and cite research from top-tiered scientific journals. The brain is our primary tool for learning.

Neuroscientists, Just Now, Detail 97 Newly-Found Regions in Brain

Work Learning

The journal Nature reported today that a new map of the brain reveals 97 newly-found regions, each specialized to certain functions.

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Journal of Learning Design

Sticky Learning

I have been reading articles lately from the Journal of Learning Design. For those who don't know of the journal, it is a journal that focuses on designing the learning environment to assist the learning process, concentrating on a design focus rather than technology and looking to move beyond a traditional instructional focus.

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. Here we are.

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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. Admittedly, the brain is still our most mysterious organ and much of how it works we can only guess at.

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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. Career opportunities for those who understand the way the brain works are nearly infinite.

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.

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Heroes of Learning Foundation Debut « Wonderful Brain

Wonderful Brain

My first teaching year I journaled about all the inequities, stupidities and failures of schools. I held on to this – and the tipping point that compelled me to leave education was the discovery – up in the attic – of my old journals.

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Are you being fooled by claims of brain-based learning?

Work Learning

So, if you're swayed by "brain-based learning" and other such scientifically-sounding arguments, you might ask yourself, was the argument really persuasive or was I just fooled into thinking it was. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20 (3), 470-477. What happens when people add scientific-sounding words to their arguments--even if the scientific-sounding words have nothing to do with those arguments? Research now has the answer.

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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.

“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.

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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?

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.

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. Do a brain dump that is.

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. What confuses the brain delights the brain. Brain Science The Future

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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.

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.

Will at Work Learning: FREE Research Report on Feedback

Work Learning

Ive spent a good chunk of the last year reviewing research from the worlds preeminent refereed journals in regard to how to give learners feedback. Let me first agree that research from refereed journals cannot be our sole source of 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.

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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Doing Conferences Differently – How to Beat Post-Conference Depression

Learningtogo

Soon, your memories of that learning experience, though positive, have receded into the cobwebs of your mind, right next to your college roommate’s third ex-boyfriend and that nagging reminder that you’ve neglected something important that keeps sounding a soft alarm in your brain.

Doing Conferences Differently – How to Beat Post-Conference Depression

Learningtogo

Soon, your memories of that learning experience, though positive, have receded into the cobwebs of your mind, right next to your college roommate’s third ex-boyfriend and that nagging reminder that you’ve neglected something important that keeps sounding a soft alarm in your brain.

5 Tips to Re-Energize a Lifelong Learning Mindset

Learning Rebels

To move the needle toward your goals, your mindset must reflect that you are willing to commit to lifelong learning and willing to take on new challenges to your brain. We can develop skills, such as strengthening the brain, through effort and practice. This may be a time to start a journal or start a chat group with like-minded people. The Steal Like an Artist Journal, Austin Kleon. Click here to jump to the Learning Rebels BIG AUDACIOUS giveaway.

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Learning Styles: What Do We Know?

The Peformance Improvement

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.

Coming Soon! LearningBinge.com: A story of serendipity meets learning conference

Learningtogo

About a year ago I started talking about a “brain matters academy” that would be dedicated to helping learning professionals develop their skills. Here’s just a few of the topics we’ll be offering on LearningBinge: Journaling as a path to spiritual discovery. Designing training the way the brain wants to learn.

Why I’m Getting Tired of All These Stories

Learningtogo

Stories have a powerful effect on the brain. Through the stimulation of oxytocin, they have the power to immerse us in another person’s experience, to the point that our brain cannot tell the difference between this imagined experience and one that has happened to us directly.

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How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

Studies published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that people who sit for the majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of a heart attack. The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year.

What neuroscience has to say about organizational change

Matrix

Change initiatives tend to bring out the worst in people and eventually fall short because of the failure to understand one critical point: each individual has a unique brain architecture. Read more: The learning brain and why L&D professionals should care about it.