Link Pack 12.15.15


Doodling has purpose
Inspired by Sunni Brown’s TED talk (embedded in article), here’s a look at how doodling (sometimes known as sketchnoting) can help us all synthesize information and make memories stick

A brief video illustrating an efficient and effective discussion strategy that involves moving students during small group discussions to deepen conversations

Hidden Brain
An impressive and thought-provoking podcast that examines the way our brains work (and sometimes trick us); Note: Episode 4 focuses on relationships between teachers and students, Episode 5 focuses on compassion

No more “not a math person”
More from Stanford’s Jo Boaler on how we can help remove obstacles to learning math for all students . . . and why we must

A view into one school’s way of posing “messy questions,” then setting students off on self-directed inquiry journeys

Happy secret to better work
A fast-moving, entertaining talk by psychologist Shawn Achor about how happiness makes us more productive

upcoming events 3

Using GAMIFICATION to Strengthen Student Learning
and Engagement in the Content Areas
Holiday Inn Express, Elk Grove (Sacramento)
Jan. 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.   $239

Cool Tools 2016 @ Carondolet
East Bay CUE

Carondolet High School, Concord
Jan. 23, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $80

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

Coastal Systems Teacher Institute (Grades 3-5)
Monterey Bay Aquarium
June 20-24, 2016 (follow up sessions 10/29/16, 1/21/17, 4/7/17)   NO FEE
(application process; registration open to teacher teams)

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