Link Pack 11.2.15

thank you

Grateful . . .
From the Greater Good Science Center . . . a re-published group of ideas to help cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” in the classroom

Rethinking learning potential
An instructional focus on brain plasticity, intelligence and metacognition can help students better understand intelligence and take charge of their learning

Active learning
10 effective strategies to help students retain information and exercise critical thinking . . . learn how to learn

Power of clear explanations
Using a short video on an unexpected topic, instructional coach Jim Knight points out 4 simple strategies that can help more people remember what we say

Embrace uncertainty, spark curiosity
When ambiguity is welcomed and questions are encouraged students are more apt to be curious and innovative in their thinking

Learning from mistakes
Helping students take ownership of their own learning can be a challenge . . . why good questioning and these 5 useful strategies work

10-2-2 Protocol
A simple, research-based instructional strategy to help students process information in small chunks

upcoming events 3

STEAM Carnival
Pier 48, AT&T Park, San Francisco
Nov. 6-8, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.   $30

Connecting Conservation and Technology Workshop
Educator Programs, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dec. 5, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,   FREE for accepted applicants
Open only to educators, application deadline Nov. 13
(Limited to 100 participants)

CA Conditions of Learning Symposium: Engage, Teach, Lead
San Ramon Valley Conference Center
Jan. 28, 2016, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. $140

Learning and the Brain Conference
Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Feb. 11-13, 2016   $459