Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

An important progression of educational thought and practice over the last few years revolves around the idea of “Growth Mindset” vs “Fixed Mindset.” Much of this comes from the studies and book of Carol Dweck called “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” You can also read an article from last year in Education Week here…

Discussion Posts in E-Learning – Best Practices Online

In this video, I discuss the best principles and practices in online discussion posts. I will summarize¬†Bloom’s Taxonomy (as revised by David Krathwohl) as well as walk through applicable principles and best practices from Michelle Miller’s excellent book, “Minds Online.” If you would like to download a PDF of my slides including my bibliography, please…

Amazing Color Changing Card Trick – Why Student Focused Attention Matters

First watch this video all the way through: What did you miss? What are you missing? Our minds can not multi-task. Not really. We just move quickly between tasks and studies show that in the end it makes us less productive and may actually be permanently damaging our brains. We are not outfitted with dual…