Today’s articles and quotes come from edutopia, ECRA Group – Blog, Brookings, Free Technology for Teachers
6 Strategies for Taking High-Quality Notes | edutopia ― According to research, “students who take notes in an interactive fashion are more likely than those who record what they hear verbatim to be engaged in metacognition (thinking and evaluating one’s thought processes and understanding) and self-regulation (managing one’s behaviors for optimal results). And these two processes are more likely to lead to deeper processing. The good news is that teachers can show their students how to take better notes.”
Goal Setting for School Improvement | ECRA Group – Blog ― “a typical school improvement goal may be “increase the percentage of students meeting standards in grade 4 reading by 5%.” While this type of goal is specific and concise, the results will provide little to no information as to the effectiveness of improvement efforts. Why? Because increasing grade 4 reading by 5% is likely an arbitrary goal that is unrelated to school performance and not evidence-based.”
New evidence that students’ beliefs about their brains drive learning | Brookings ― “Experimental research has found that developing a growth mindset can improve academic achievement and that schools can affect students’ mindset.”
A Tip for Unorganized Google Drive Users Like Me | Free Technology for Teachers ― There are some people who use folders with a strict system and order. This blog post is not for them. Then there are those of us who know we should use folders, use them when remember to use them, and then forget what went in the folders during our moments of “getting organized.” If that describes your folder use in Google Drive, you’re like me and you need to use this Google Drive search tip.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ― Abraham Lincoln
Today’s articles and quotes come from Forbes, Success, Leadership Freak, and Addicted2Success.
Would You Turn Down a 10% Raise to Stay With a Great Boss? | Forbes – According to a recent management study, 56% of employees would turn down a 10% raise to stay with a great boss. Why? Simply put, because management matters. Manager-employee relationships matter. A good manager can make a bad job tolerable, and a bad manager can make a good job miserable.
This Is What’s Holding You Back From Brilliance | Success – “It’s not who you are that holds you back from brilliant success,” Bailey says. “It’s who you think you’re not that holds you back. And sometimes we focus on who we think we’re not instead of who we are.”
How to Wake From Sleepwalking and Find Vitality Again | Leadership Freak – Old sneakers feel like home. Rituals are an oasis in turbulence. Rituals are stability. But rituals enable you to sleepwalk into the desert. What worked in the past is perilous now.
“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” ― Pope John Paul II
“Shall I tell you a secret of a true scholar? It is this: Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that, I learn from him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
5 Simple Things We Can All Do to Ensure We Become a Success Story | Addicted2Success – As much as we enjoy hearing other people’s success stories and celebrating those of our loved ones; there comes a point in our lives when we all aspire for the same – when we want to inspire others through our own success stories.
David Rockefeller’s Rolodex Offers A Master Class In Making Friends And Influencing People | Forbes – Rockefeller built a massive network of friendships because he put relationships first.
In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius wrote “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” That was a personal reminder to continue living a life of virtue NOW, and not wait.
Memento Mori. “Remember that you will die.”