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The Best Way to Take Notes As a Student

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There are many different ways of taking notes in school or at the university. Some prefer to take a structured approach and use an outline method to take notes, some may prefer a visual way and draw mind maps, some may even use no structure at all. However, there is one note taking technique that is superior to others in many cases and science has proven that it is not only more efficient but also makes it a lot easier to review notes, for example when preparing for an exam.

The technique we‘re referring to is called “Cornell Note Taking”. It is a system for taking, organizing and reviewing notes and has been devised by Prof. Walter Pauk of Cornell University in the 1950s.

How to use it
It requires very few preparation work which makes it ideal for note taking in class. The page will be divided into 4 - or sometimes only 3 - different sections: Two columns, one area at the bottom of the page, and one smaller area at the top of the page.

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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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I really appreciate teachers who are truly passionate about teaching. The teacher who wants to be an inspiration to others. The teacher who is happy with his/her job at all times. The teacher who every child in the school would love to have. The teacher kids remember for the rest of their lives. Are you that teacher? Read on and learn 11 effective habits of an effective teacher.

1. ENJOYS TEACHING

2. MAKES A DIFFERENCE

 3. SPREADS POSITIVITY.

 4. GETS PERSONAL

 5. GIVES 100%

 6. STAYS ORGANIZED

 7. IS OPEN-MINDED

.8. HAS STANDARDS

 9. FINDS INSPIRATION

 10. EMBRACES CHANGE

 11. CREATES REFLECTIONS

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Good Leaders Are Good Learners

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Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.

Still, simply being an experienced leader doesn’t elevate a person’s skills. Like most of us, leaders often go through their experiences somewhat mindlessly, accomplishing tasks but learning little about themselves and their impact.

Our research on leadership development shows that leaders who are in learning mode develop stronger leadership skills than their peers.

Building on Susan Ashford and Scott DeRue’s mindful engagementexperiential learning cycle, we found that leaders who exhibit a growth mindset diligently work through each of the following three phases of the experiential learning cycle.

First, leaders set challenging learning goals in the form of “I need to learn how to…” 

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Early home environment impacts elementary success

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A new study confirms what educators have long been able to detect when students first enter preschool or kindergarten — children who have had more access to books, learning materials and rich conversations during their early years at home have cognitive skills that can contribute to academic success throughout elementary school.

For the study, the researchers conducted home visits with more than 2,200 families enrolled in the Early Head Start Research Evaluation Project when the children were 14 months, 2 years, 3 years, in pre-K and then in fifth grade. Children were assessed on vocabulary, letter and word identification, and math problem-solving in pre-K, and on vocabulary, reading, math, and general cognitive abilities in fifth grade. 

For the study, the researchers conducted home visits with more than 2,200 families enrolled in the Early Head Start Research Evaluation Project when the children were 14 months, 2 years, 3 years, in pre-K and then in fifth grade. Children were assessed on vocabulary, letter and word identification, and math problem-solving in pre-K, and on vocabulary, reading, math, and general cognitive abilities in fifth grade. 

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Featured EdTech Resources by Teacher First

 

Check out some great teacher resources on the following topics:

  • Learning about the World Around Us: With an emphasis on science and social studies, this week's featured sites, tools, and lesson plans include resources for teaching about Humanitarian Day, global warming, our national parks, and more!
  • Humanitarians through History: August 19th is Humanitarian Day. Learn about World War I heroes, explore the life of Nelson Mandela, and discover how timelines can help highlight humanitarians throughout history.
  • Tools for Teaching about Climate Change: This trio of resources includes a museum tour, website, and lesson plans to help students learn more about climate change. 

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