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“Ask Smarter Questions,” Harvard Business Review

While walking the concourse in McCaren airport, I spied the Harvard Business Review on the magazine rack. In big bold letter was “Ask Smarter Questions, The Key to Better Strategic Decision-Making.” Promoting questions has been my focus as an educator for the past 54 years. Students’ questions and my own have been the key to

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The Secret to Engagement is Brain Chemistry

Teachers are competing for attention and they think it is the devices they are competing with. Some think it is the speed at which students are accustomed to viewing images at hundreds of images a minute. They are right to a certain extent. But the real competition is what is happening in the brain when

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AI Challenge-How to Prepare Children for Rapid Change

At no other time in history has there been such rapid change. The news is ,change will continue to happen even more rapidly, so how do we prepare children to adjust? Change is inevitable. If we spend out time complaining about the jobs lost, and not adapting, we will miss out on opportunities the change

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How I Survived 50 Years of Teaching

I’ve been asked, “Hw did you survive 5o years of teaching under the conditions teachers experience?” My answer is simple, “I listened every new next great idea in teaching demanded by administrators. I evaluated it considering the unique needs of each of my students, and if it was no aligned with that, I would nod

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Why Children Procrastinate

Whether students are dealing with homework from conventional classrooms or are homeschoolers, children who procrastinate simply need to understand what is behind their procrastination. It can be different for different children. The following might behind your children’s failure at managing their time: Please share the challenges with time your students’ experience in the comment box.

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Meeting the Challenges of the Ever-Changing Devices

Teaching children to control their devices require parents to be sure the children are ready. Do they have the background they need to manage their devices effectively? In my book, User’s Beware-Stranger Danger Lurks Behind Children’s Screens, readers will learn whether their children are prepared for what lurks behind their screens. The following is an

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Dealing With Mistakes

According to Albert Einstein, “Despite the fact that I analyzed nine problems correctly, no one congratulated me. But when I made one mistake, everyone started laughing. This means that even if a person is successful, society will notice his slightest mistake. And they’ll like that. Making mistakes is part of learning. Obviously, it’s important that

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Another AI Point of View

I was curious about how different apps would respond to my question. My second request was more specific than my first question. It offers more concrete reminders about what students need to consider when using AI Apps. The following is what was generated by my request: What Cautions Should AI Users Be Aware Of? Artificial

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About Victoria

Victoria is an educational consultant, nationally recognized speaker. Her over 50 years in education has been focused on developing resilient self-reliant self-advocates who know how to tap into their innate ability to independently solve challenges.

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