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Anne Davies Webinar on Feedback for Learning - Watch on your time

May 08, 2020 jjamison

Ideas for Online Learning: Feedback for Learning with Anne Davies, Ph.D., Sandra Herbst, and Brenda Augusta Dear Joe, You know how important feedback for learning can be. Feedback can have a powerful, positive impact on student learning. Participants indicated that the webinar was a great success. As promised, we've made it available for you to watch again…

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Leveraging Neuroscience in Lesson Design

May 08, 2020 jjamison

  Allison Posey Acknowledging key facts from neuroscience research can help teachers plan instruction that aligns with how the brain learns. There has been strong anticipation in the education field that neuroscience research might reveal some new strategies or resources that will deepen learning for every student in every classroom. I, too, hope for some kind of "magical toolbox" that will…

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How Our Brains Can Find Peace in a Crisis

May 07, 2020 jjamison
How Our Brains Can Find Peace in a Crisis

  Psychologist Rick Hanson discusses how to strengthen our capacity for wisdom, peace, and enlightenment. By Jill Suttie | May 6, 2020 Print During this stressful time, it can be hard to manage the emotional challenges of sheltering in place and facing an uncertain future. We can’t rely on some of our usual ways of coping, like going out on the town with friends or getting hugs from…

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Paying for the pandemic: Why the government's massive coronavirus spending may not lead to higher taxes

May 07, 2020 jjamison
Paying for the pandemic: Why the government's massive coronavirus spending may not lead to higher taxes

The Parliamentary Budget Officer recently released an updated analysis of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the Canadian economy that forecasts the federal budget deficit will be $252 billion in 2020-21, compared to $25 billion in 2019‑20. Such a massive deficit would represent 12.7 per cent of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product. In comparison, the deficit for 2019-20 is expected to be be only 1.1…

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How to Help Your Students (and Yourself) Regain a Sense of Control

May 06, 2020 jjamison
How to Help Your Students (and Yourself) Regain a Sense of Control

By Angela Duckworth on May 6, 2020 8:10 AM | No comments     It's hard to have so many things out of our control right now. What can we do to adjust?  Not having control over what is going on in your life is what psychologist Marty Seligman calls "learned helplessness." More than 50 years ago, Seligman discovered that dogs who were subjected to painful electric shocks they could not control…

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