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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BRAIN BLAST: Post-Reading Journal Alternatives

Every Wednesday on Todd’s Brain, I release a strategy poster or “Brain Blast.” These posters are a departure from the longer blog posts and the Transmitter Newsletter that is published on Mondays. Think of them as instructional snacks that are designed to be consumed by time-pressed teachers in 9 seconds or less. Please share them and […]

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Teacher Effectiveness Challenge Chart

In one page, here are a number of habits that will increase your teaching productivity and resilience. Link to Challenge Chart (PDF) 1. MEDITATE – For 11 minutes (11 minutes gives you 90% of the benefits of longer sessions) meditate, focusing on your breathe. Scientifically verified benefits of meditation include: increased happiness, decreased anxiety and stress, […]

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