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Setting our PD goals for the new year.

Every new-year begins with resolutions. For educators, these resolutions are often built around professional goals. As you enter 2017, what are your professional goals and how do you want to achieve them? Sometimes, in order to set realistic goals, we need to start with a reflection of what we need to do. Jennifer Gonzalez has set of what she calls Gut-Level Reflection Questions to help to pinpoint your needs.

Are we afraid to let students fail?

A recent blog post, Are We Afraid to Let Students Make Mistakes, Maryellen Weimer discusses the challenge teachers experience when letting students make mistakes. While we know the learning gains made from mistakes, educators may feel “responsible for protecting and controlling student learning experiences.” The research Weimer discusses deals with science-based inquiry, but she believes the same concerns exist in all instructional environments.

Webcast: How Brain Research Can Improve Teaching and Make Learning More Fun

Hi all,

See the announcement below for information on a free webcast on October 29 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Eastern time.

Gail Cope, SME, LINCS Program Management Group

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The Cognitive Science Revolution

How Brain Research Can Improve Teaching and Make Learning More Fun

October 29, 2014, 10:30am ET - 11:30am ET

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