Daniel Pink

End of Year Activites, Lesson Plans, Printables, Worksheets

May 9, 2011
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End of Year Activites, Lesson Plans, Printables, Worksheets

I know that for many of us the year is winding down.  So I fired up our lesson plan search engine to find some lesson plans, printables, worksheets and other activities. End of Year Lesson Plans Activities and Worksheets: This is a great set of teacher-submitted elementary school activities for the end of the year. …

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Search Plan-It

February 13, 2011
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As you can tell, I’ve been pretty focused on my lesson plan search engine lately.  I’ve been using the lesson plan search engine on this site to spice up my current lesson plans, and I have shared some Great Depression lesson plans on my Facebook Page if you would like to have a look at…

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Help Your Students Conduct a Better Google Search

January 25, 2011
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Help Your Students Conduct a Better Google Search

Google is great, but we all get frustrated at times when we just can’t find what we want. And what about your students?  If they are like mine, they try one search and then give up. I think that Google searching is an integral component of developing the  aptitude of Symphony as described by Dan…

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Software training online-tutorials for Adobe, Microsoft, Apple & more

January 14, 2011
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Software training online-tutorials for Adobe, Microsoft, Apple & more

Here’s a resource that I have been meaning to share with everyone.  It is an archive of tutorials for many of the popular software programs that you will be wanting to teach your students. I know that on our search engine page many teachers have requested lesson plans on software.  Some ask for themselves and…

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Draw and Fold Over: Dan Pink’s Play and Design

January 7, 2011
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Draw and Fold Over: Dan Pink’s Play and Design

This looked like fun so I thought I should share. You remember that old game where you draw something on one half of the paper and then fold it over so someone else can draw and not see it? Well here’s the digital version.  Just click on “Start a New One” and your kids are…

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10 Evernote Tips For School – Dan Pink’s Symphony

January 2, 2011
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10 Evernote Tips For School – Dan Pink’s Symphony

So how do kids these days keep everything organized?  Listen straight from the mouth of one college student who is offering advice on the app known as Evernote. When Dan Pink speaks of Symphony in A Whole New Mind, he refers specifically to the ability to take many seemingly disconnected thoughts and create a pattern…

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How Teen Experiences Affect Your Brain for Life – Newsweek

December 24, 2010
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How Teen Experiences Affect Your Brain for Life – Newsweek

This is a great article that helped me to remember the unique situation of the students I teach every day. As research indicates, our brains are only about 80% complete by adolescence.  So many of the “adult”-like actions that we expect from teenagers, like thinking about consequences for their action, are not connected and developed…

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Dan Pink’s Story Aptitude as a Marketing Career Skill

December 12, 2010
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Dan Pink’s Story Aptitude as a Marketing Career Skill

It seems that the field of marketing has embraced the right brain aptitude of Story. As Daniel Pink states in his book, A Whole New Mind, the future belongs to those who can utilize the skills of effective story-telling.  It appears that marketers across the nation agree.

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Learn Geography, Help Those In Need-Dan Pink’s Meaning and Play in the Classroom

December 7, 2010
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Learn Geography, Help Those In Need-Dan Pink’s Meaning and Play in the Classroom

Learn Geography and donate water to those in need. What a great way to create Meaning by simulating the aptitude of Play, both of which are part of Dan Pink’s right-brain aptitudes from his book A Whole New Mind.  Not to mention the reinforcement of effort and practice that are effective Marzano Strategies.  This is…

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Lesson Planning using S.M.A.R.T. Objectives and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Part 1

December 1, 2010
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Lesson Planning using S.M.A.R.T. Objectives and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Part 1

Recently one of our teacher-readers honored me by asking my opinion on writing lesson plans.  What do I think should be included in an effective lesson plan? Well for what it is worth, here is my advice for creating effective lesson plans. The first thing I always start with is the objective, which I always…

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