Resources

Resources

Welcome to some resources that I continue to draw upon. They are divided into links, readings and free downloadable resources… my gift to you.

Downloadable Resources

Chat download
Social interactions remove barriers to learning and create safe learning environments to accelerate and deepen learning.

Feasts download

Classroom feasts enhance memory and learning through senses such as taste, smell, sight and touch.

Grazing Table download
A lovely table with flowers, protein, and fruit and veggies honours learners, relieves blood sugar spikes, and creates a nurturing framework for learning.

Room Set Up download
Care with the physical ‘bones’ of the classroom allows busy minds to relax and open to learning, provides subliminal catalyst and support for learning.

Links

Appreciative Inquiry
AI Commons is a worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.

Learning, Teaching, and Evaluating Styles The VAK model has been added to by Fleming & Mills (1992). A short overview of their VARK model can be found here. I prefer the four category model as I think it does a better job of capturing learners’ preferences.

Teaching Perspectives is an online instrument created by Dan Pratt at the University of British Columbia. It takes about 15 minutes and then you get emailed your results including a graph and analysis of your teaching style.

Readings

Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: the classification of educational goals Bloom, Benjamin S. (1956). New York: Longmans, Green.

The Tao of Physics: an exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism Capra, Fritjof. (1991). Boston: Shambhala Publications.

The Dynamics of Change Fabun, Don. (1967). Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

Evaluating Training Programs Kirkpatrick, Donald. (1975). American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

The modern practice of adult education Knowles, M. (1980). Chicago: Follett Publishing.

My Quantum Life Robinson, Leslie. (1999). Victoria: Quantum Learning 250-598-6632.

A Study of History Toynbee, Arnold. (1947). London: Oxford University Press.

Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe Wheatley, Margaret J. (1992). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

The Dancing Wu Li Masters Zukav, Gary. (1979). New York: Bantam Books.

Declaration of an empowered learner

Declaration of an empowered learner