Archive for October, 2015

whackamoleThe topic today — how do we re-ground ourselves when stress interferes with our roles as trainer-teacher-learners — was inspired by the article Stressed Out! What Can Teachers Do About It?  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl and Diane Huckabay. We deviated into the topic of staying organized, since being unorganized can lead to stress, and eventually got back to specific topics in the article itself.

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I came across this article in a Psychology Today blog post about the big elephant in the learning room, learning styles.

What are Learning Styles and Should Educators Use Them?  

Very interesting take including a great article reference to the Learning and Skills Research Centre (Great Britain) (LSRC) which produced a paper that indexes over 70 something different theories on how people gather, synthesize and process information.

Read and say what you think in the comments.

No by snigl3t on Flickr via CC Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

No by snigl3t on Flickr

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We started with a talk about creativity in the classroom for teachers and learners inspired by this article “Creative Teacher’ Is Not an Oxymoron,” (found by our Associate Producer and Very Usual Suspect Paul S. )  

The panel as I can remember:  Maurice Coleman, your host, (@baldgeekinmd) Paul Signorelli (@paulsignorelli)  Jules Shore (@7shores) and Andrea Snyder (@alsnyder02)

Then we talked tools to encourage that creativity and the creation of the T is for Training book club. Books to inspire you and make you better at doing your bliss.

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ChangeOn the call were Kate Kosturski, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Marc (in Calgary, Alberta), Donaldson and Maurice Coleman. (Marc and Donaldson were new to calling in!)

Kate started the conversation by talking about Pratt’s School of Information and Library Science becoming the Pratt Institute School of Information on October 5. (The announcement is here.) This brings up the difference between the i-schools (information) and the l-schools (library).

University of Maryland published Re-Envisioning the MLS: Findings, Issues, and Considerations, http://mls.umd.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Re

Information on ischools (information schools) are available at http://ischools.org

Eventually we moved to talk about libraries who will or will not cooperate with their neighboring libraries.

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