Transmitter #52

Transmitter, from Todd’s Brain, is a weekly wrap up of research in education, brain hacks, teaching strategies, interesting statistics, Technology, social science, psychology, human interest moments, and news that impacts Teaching and learning. Because contemporary teaching encompasses many fields, so does Transmitter. Brain Hacks Deadlines Trigger DopamineDopamine reserves can become depleted if you don’t challenge […]

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Transmitter 50

Brain Hacks STUDY: An Eye Trick that Improves Creativity After instructing participants to broaden their focus of conceptual attentional scope (lift up your eyebrows and widen your eyes), subjects were administered various measures of creative problem solving and originality. The result showed that raising eyebrows and widening your eyes broadens the scope of your ideas and […]

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Transmitter #49

Brain Hacks Invoke the Family – A Persuasion Tactic ​Effective teaching is due in part to effective persuasion. Here’s one powerful technique: activate a person’s sense of family unity. When Robert Cialdini informed parents that their kids would receive 1 extra credit point on a quiz for filling out a questionnaire, guardian participation went from less […]

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Transmitter #48

Brain Hacks Would You Talk To Your Best Friend The Way You Beat Yourself Up? How to Cultivate Emotional IntelligenceThe co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Dr. Travis Bradberry, shares his favorite techniques for increasing anyone’s EQ. I’ve summarized some of the most tactical here: 1. When you notice someone having strong feelings, ask questions and listen. Indicate that […]

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Transmitter #47

Quick Navigation Brain Hacks How to Avoid Cognitive Tunneling Public Commitments Boost Compliance About Those Brain Traing Products. . .Teaching StrategiesNew Jersey Teacher Writes Pre-Test Inspiration on Students’ DesksPraise Do’s and Don’ts Bob Ross’s Secret to Spontaneous Painting: Meticulous PreparationNumbersTech WatchSecure Your CollaborationTwitter Abbreviations for TeachersApp to Help You Put Down Your Phone Easy Poster MakerMonday-Sunday: […]

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Brainy Teacher’s Weekly Transmitter #46 – Oct 3rd

Quick Navigation Brain HacksMnemonics How to Hack Your FocusTeaching StrategiesBrain-Based Ways to Enhance Recall Scaffolding Reading InstructionNumbersTech WatchWhat’s in that Photo?Productivity Converter:  Listen to Youtube on the GoResearchSTUDY: How Harmful is Yelling at Your Kids?Power Pose Research CritiquedSTUDY: Who Succeeds in College?Brain FeedInspiration to Work HarderMeditation PrimerLightning Round! Weekly Matsuo BashoFUNNIES Brain Hacks MnemonicsA while […]

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Don’t Ghettoize the Arts: Blend them with STEM

In the real world, science, technology, engineering, math and the arts complement each other. Take a look at any number of aesthetic and well-engineered household objects, such as Crest Standup Squeeze Dispenser Toothpaste, Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, the Thermos Nissan Intak Hydration Water Bottle with Meter, or Under Armour’s Storm Swacket. Our favorite objects blend art […]

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Brainy Teacher’s Weekly Transmitter #45 – Sept 26th 2016

Quick Navigation Brain Hacks What is Your Sleep Chronotype? Take the 45-Second QuizIs Social Proof Undermining Your Classroom Management?Teaching StrategiesSarah Tantillo’s 2-Step Paraphrasing StrategyIdeas for Combined-Level ClassroomsThinking MovesNumbersTech WatchName RandomizerRemediation Tech Tools: Educreations, ShowMe, PayPosit & EdPuzzleResearchSTUDY: Do Freshman Really Gain 15 Pounds? STUDY: Bonus of Being Tight-A**ed Introvert STUDY: Neuroscience Study Weighs in on Phonics-Based Reading InstructionWeekly […]

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