Susan Horowitz

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7 Brain-Based Ways to Make Learning Stick

When it comes to student learning, we usually think about how to get information into memory, says expert Marilee Sprenger. But we also have to get …

Teaching

Here's the Key to Great Conversation in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

One of the most famous quotes about communication comes from Stephen R. Covley. He intelligently remarked that most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. In essence, this means that the most powerful thing you can do when you're talking to …

Self-help

A Call for Critical Instructional Design

<i>On October 27, 2017, as part of an international fellowship at Warwick University, I offered a workshop with Jesse Stommel about critical</i> …

How to make students like doing homework

Last year a second-grade teacher from Texas sent a note home to parents declaring that she was not assigning homework. Parents posted it on Facebook, …

Want Change In Education? Look Beyond The Usual Suspects (Like Finland)

In a tiny hamlet in Tanzania, children who have never been to school, and can't recognize a single letter in any language, are about to start learning basic math and reading. They'll do this with the help of a cutting-edge, artificially intelligent "tutor" who can hear what they are saying in …

Education

With 1 Simple Statement, the Golden State Warriors Showed Donald Trump the True Meaning of Modern Leadership | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Let's get the invective and the tweets out of the way first.<p>Donald Trump thinks that any NFL player who made a silent protest against the treatment of minorities in the US by sitting or kneeling …

Donald Trump

Being honest about your flaws is the best way to ace your job interview

<b>Alongside a good night’s sleep and a freshly ironed shirt, there’s one more thing you need at your next job interview: honesty.</b><p>Researchers from …

How Successful People Stay Productive And In Control

When they slip up, they simply forgive themselves and move on.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90 percent of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today

"Most teachers never really ask students to think very deeply…. Most of what is assigned and tested are things we ask students to memorize," writes Karin Hess, president of Educational Research in Action in Underhill, Vt., and an expert on assessment, in an email to the Monitor.<p>As people fret about …

Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Market Pressures To Innovate Education

There are unique pressures in the business of education. The current vision of education is so ensconced in the minds of so many of the world’s population, that the necessary changes are nearly impossible to enact. Almost everyone that has experienced the institution of education, which is almost …

Education

Google Tools for Delaying Grades to Focus on Feedback

0<p>SHARES<p>I’ve seen a lot of discussion lately about the concept of delaying grades based on Kristy Louden’s awesome article, <b>Delaying the Grade: How to</b> …

Leaders: Here's How You Can Make Your Workplace Joyful

Does your team feel pure joy when they come into work?<p>As a leader you not only need to maintain a vision of your goals, but you also set the tone for the workplace. Without clear expectations or proper feedback, your office can quickly devolve into a confused and toxic environment. So what steps do …

USDOT

3 unforgivable failures of toxic leaders

On Tuesday, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced his resignation from the ride-hailing company he co-founded after a reported rebellion from …

Silicon Valley

Mindfulness and Happiness in the Workplace | Inc.com

What's the connection between mindfulness, emotional intelligence and happiness in the workplace? Or is there a connection?<p>Let's start by defining terms.<p>Mindfulness is the state of being aware or conscious of what is happening within and around you. Research indicates that mindfulness is a tool …

Emotional Intelligence

You Don't Need to Force Culture. Just Listen to Your Employees | Inc.com

Culture is one of those buzzwords that startups love to talk about, praise themselves for, and use to recruit new hires. In my opinion it's all (or mostly) hype, because true company culture can't be forced. It's not a ping-pong table, Thirsty Thursdays, or a vision board with beautiful printouts …

Employment

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students …

5 proven instructional design strategies you should steal from Duolingo

How does Duolingo do this?<p>As mentioned above, language content is broken down into chapters and chunks. But as the lessons progress the older …

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings”, I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely …

Teaching

What Does Trust "Look Like" at Work?

A leader's quiz about trust.<p>Depending on which poll, which month, which late-breaking news event, or which questions are asked, different predictions …

Successful Leaders Know This Secret About Trust

<i>Adapted from my book,</i> It's Not About Time<i>, with publisher permission.</i><p>"An Implosion of Trust," read the headline. It is an appropriate title, albeit …

Want to Be a Better Communicator? Try This Surprising Approach | Inc.com

I've been a professional communicator for a lot of years, and here's the most important thing I've learned: Inspirational, persuasive communicators have one attribute that makes them much more effective than those who just disseminate information.<p>The attribute? Generosity. Merriam-Webster's defines …

Leadership

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

The 9 Management Myths That Leadership Needs To Nix

The career landscape has been completely transformed over the past half century. The scenes in <i>Mad Men</i> seem absolutely impossible to imagine in today’s world of work. Despite the huge contrast, several musty mindsets about employees and employers persist. In this post, I will focus on employer …

Employee Engagement

3 Types of Unintentional Learning (And How to Make Them Intentional)

Just as those watermelons and cantaloupe came up on their own, I thought about how this concept works with my students.<p>I deliberately teach my …

Teaching

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Why Collaborative Inquiry? Professional Learning That Makes a Difference

Do you want deeper professional learning? Are you tired of professional development that wastes your time? Have you tried collaborative inquiry? If …

Pedagogy

How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools

It began as just another photo sharing startup founded by a Facebook exec. It ended up in 200,000 classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade in 25,000 schools across 100 countries. All because of one truism: When a student’s audience is the world, they want their work to be good. When their …

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

If there’s a magic bullet to fix education outcomes, it starts with equity

Kids are disengaged, results are declining, school only works for a third of students. And in fortuitous timing, education ministers are meeting this week<p>With the end of the school education year comes the ritual release of end-of-school exam results. Once again we’ll parade the names of the top …

Education

A Key to Education Reform.

The flipped classroom, the maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of coding, collaboration, direct …

Pedagogy