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A Complete Guide to Publishing Your Free Online Course

A Complete Guide to Publishing Your Free Online Course

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If you’ve got a talent, then why not teach it to others so that they can benefit from your expertise? Publishing a free online course is the best way to make the knowledge you have accessible to everyone all over the world.  At first glance, creating and publishing a course online might seem like a…
GUEST POST: THE BIG REVEAL: Showing Students How Metacognition Works

GUEST POST: THE BIG REVEAL: Showing Students How Metacognition Works

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As adults, we are so used to this kind of thinking that we are hardly aware we are doing it, and even less aware that young people are still developing these important metacognitive skills. More importantly, as adults we can think about our thinking (like you just did). We have the gift of age (acquired…
GUEST POST: Using Checklists to Improve College Teaching

GUEST POST: Using Checklists to Improve College Teaching

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References (1) Weinstein, Y., Sumeracki, M., & Caviglioli, O. (2019). Understanding how we learn: A visual guide. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. (2) Bergs, J., Hellings, J., Cleemput, I., Zurel, Ö., Troyer, V. D., Hiel, M. V., Demeere, J.-L., Claeys, D., & Vandijck, D. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of the World Health Organization surgical safety…
GUEST POST: The Mind’s CEO: Executive Function

GUEST POST: The Mind’s CEO: Executive Function

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Response SuppressionWe all know how difficult it is for some people to suppress the urge to respond in certain situations. Below are several examples of response suppression, categorized by the domains in which they were found:Popular Culture: Response suppression failure has made its way into movies (e.g., Roger Rabbit cannot contain himself when faced with…
5 Ways Alison Helps Empower You to Develop Yourself

5 Ways Alison Helps Empower You to Develop Yourself

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by Eddie Litonjua Personal development is a widely used but rarely explained term. In essence, it’s the lifelong process of investing in yourself. It’s about expanding your knowledge and skillsets so you can attain the goals you set yourself, both personally and professionally. Personal development is about engaging proactively with life. Rather than waiting for…
GUEST POST: Developing a Culture of Collective Knowledge Building with Students

GUEST POST: Developing a Culture of Collective Knowledge Building with Students

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5.    Observe students in a more purposeful, indepth way and more frequently. This is the most effective tool a teacher can use to build essential knowledge about their class.●    ‘Sit back’ more, and be consciously less directive and more observant.●   Watch students learn, taking note of specific behaviours, language and actions that promote collective learning,…
GUEST POST: Podsie – Connecting Teachers and Students to Learning Science

GUEST POST: Podsie – Connecting Teachers and Students to Learning Science

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Like Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion, describes, the forgetting curve is an “imperfect” but “useful” tool (originally developed by a psychologist named Herman Ebingghaus in 1885 (2)) that helps us understand just how fast humans forget without review. In my case, asking my students to recall content that they hadn’t seen in…
Guest Post: Why Every Teacher Should Be a Philosophy Teacher

Guest Post: Why Every Teacher Should Be a Philosophy Teacher

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Math - Philosophical discipline: logic and critical thinking One of the most voiced frustrations in math from our students is the lack of real world application. They see a myriad of letters and numbers but can’t concretize how they are actually applied. This frustration often deters our students from becoming truly invested and disinterests them…
GUEST POST: COVID-19 and the Shift to Online Learning

GUEST POST: COVID-19 and the Shift to Online Learning

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References:(1)   Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2010). Class differences: Online education in the United States. Sloan Consortium (NJ1).(2)   Xu, D., & Jaggars, S. (2013). Adaptability to online learning: Differences across types of students and academic subject areas. Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University. Retrieved from https://academiccommons.columbia.edu/doi/10.7916/D82N59NB.(3)   Bambara, C. S., Harbour, C. P.,…
Information Security – A Priority for Every Business

Information Security – A Priority for Every Business

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With so much business carried out online these days, businesses are finding themselves in possession of huge amounts of information and data. The management and protection of this information is critically important for businesses. Information security is not merely a concern for sectors such as banking or healthcare, it’s vitally important in every industry.  Information…

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