Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Adolescent Development

Recently, I was reminded of the importance of understanding childhood development, and how it applies to social media and digital citizenship. Our children, particularly our adolescents, are heavily engaged in social media during a crucial time of physical, emotional, and mental developmental changes. This translates to potential problems in these areas if they are disruptedContinue reading “Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Adolescent Development”

The Psychology behind helping students to ‘Connect the Dots’ to the Future

As Steve Jobs once said: You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down theContinue reading “The Psychology behind helping students to ‘Connect the Dots’ to the Future”

11 Tips to Creating your Ideal Educational Blog

Blogging is an excellent way for Educators to reach out to parents and the surrounding community. It is also a great way to post information that students can access wherever they may be. However, it can also seem like a daunting task, especially since many of us grew up being taught to write with properContinue reading “11 Tips to Creating your Ideal Educational Blog”

Educational Leadership and Principles of Cognitive Psychology

Educational Leaders can benefit greatly from the principles of Cognitive Psychology. It is a valid, quantifiable field that is able to help us understand a wide range of issues as they pertain to Education and Learning. The research behind Cognition has been focussed on how we think and the way we learn, and more specifically on theContinue reading “Educational Leadership and Principles of Cognitive Psychology”