Understanding Your Unique Intelligence

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Understanding How We Learn
Approach learning with wisdom from neuroscience and educational research. How do our brains assimilate information? What can you do when your student is out of his or her comfort zone on an assignment? How can you help your student embrace his or her learning style?
Managing Your Child’s Education
The most important teacher in a student's life: his or her parents. Professor Geisen shows you how to become a true learner, why most learning happens outside the classroom, and how you can adapt to the continually changing landscape of 21st-century education.
What Are You Thinking
Part of the Series: Teaching Reading Collection
Have you ever wanted to sit down beside a master teacher and see how he or she confers? In this video, join Patrick Allen, author of Conferring: The Keystone to Reader's Workshop, as he confers with nine different students over the course of two days. Sitting down one-on-one with a…
How Did You Solve That?
Part of the Series: Teaching Mathematics Collection
This video offers a glimpse into two classrooms as teachers Kassia Omohundro Wedekind, author of Math Exchanges, and Rachel Knieling facilitate small-group math meetings with their kindergarten and 1st grade students. See what small-group math exchanges look like, sound like and feel like, and hear from Kassia and Rachel as…
How Can I Support You?
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Watch Mark Overmeyer as he conducts six individual writing conferences and one group conference with students in grades three and five. Mark describes how he uses conferences to meet the needs of all writers, including beginning English language learners, advanced students and students who struggle to develop ideas when they…
How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Michael Geisen, the 2008 National Teacher of the Year, has shown thousands of students how to achieve lasting success. And now, he can give your own student the same vital skills that will carry him or her through high school, college, and well into the challenges of adult life. Packed…
Developing Effective Habits in Class
Students explore three keys to success in the classroom: preparing, participating, and taking good notes. How can they make preparing for class quick and simple? How can they participate in class without looking "dorky"? What are the best ways to take notes while still paying attention to what's going on…
Working Cooperatively in Groups
Professor Geisen focuses on the techniques of effective group work. Students discover how to structure their group to use everyone's strengths; how to avoid the dangers of insensitivity by communicating with tact; and how to reach a consensus using a variety of methods, including dot voting and weighted voting.
Managing Time and Organizing Spaces
By navigating their busy lives more effectively, students can free up more time and space for true learning--and things they really like to do. First, students will bust the myth that multitasking actually works. Then, they'll develop strategies for planning and prioritizing activities. Finally, they'll learn some secrets to keeping…
Taking Charge of Homework
Here, Professor Geisen gives students tips for creating the perfect study environment, offers them study techniques that fit with their unique learning style, and demonstrates ways to take truly effective notes.
Developing a Creative Mind
Students take a closer look at play, risk, trust, and other mind-sets needed for creative thinking, as well as practical techniques for brainstorming, using a different viewpoint, and changing their environment.
Thinking Critically
Students turn to the second half of thinking: critical thinking, where they decide what to do with all their ideas. They explore how to evaluate evidence, recognize bias, distance themselves from emotions, use logic and reasoning, and much more.