I always look forward to an opportunity to explore what we can do as educators to enhance the learning environment. The following are a list of videos, links to blogs/articles and related resources that were used in a workshop for the Emergency Nursing instructors are BCIT. It is always a privilege to spend time exploring learning and achievement with such a group of dedicated educators.

Not Suited for School But Suited For Learning

Generation Tomorrow – Eddie Obeng, Zeitgeist Europe 2013

Time Travellers in the 21st Century

John Seely Brown On Education

Seely Brown suggest that we focus on the following three key factors to bring our learning into the 21st Century:

Knowledge/information – Pull from the Internet.
Skills – Pickup with mentoring.
Disposition – Foster the idea that learning can be an adventure.

How to Change People Who Don’t Want to Change | The Behavioral Science Guys

The BS Guys recommend that:

When you are trying to influence people who need motivation don’t give them more information….Use questions to help them explore motivations they may already have.

The Head Won’t Go Where the Heart Hasn’t Been

If you really want to bring about change in people then you need to appeal their hearts and not to their heads. The sharing of more information or engaging in more rational discourse on its own doesn’t appear to help people to make significant change but an appeal to values, attitudes, and feelings first can motivate people toward making changes.

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Fixed Vs Growth Mindset = Print Vs Digital Information Age

If we really want to take advantage of all the opportunities that the digital information age offers, we need to move away from fixed mindset to growth mindset thinking.

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John Hattie: Visible Learning Pt1. Disasters and below average methods.

Hattie argues:

“short of physical and psychological abuse, almost anything you do in the classroom will positively impact student achievement…key is to figure out what promotes achievement…”

John Hattie, Visible Learning. Pt 2: effective methods.

Teaching effects that really make a difference – above .40

Positive Feedback: The PIPS Model

PIPS Model to providing effective feedback
P – Praise something specific
I – Improve – suggest ways
P – Positive overall praise
S – Supply an uplifting comment


Source: http://fundersandfounders.com/what-7-billion-world-population-does/

Courtesy of: Mentoring Minds