Professional Development

10 Principles for Effective Learning

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"Ten Core Principles for Designing Effective Learning Environments: Insights from Brain Research and Pedagogical Theory" (pdf) "provid[es] practical guidance on how to design learning experiences for our new high technology environments," expanding on "ten learning principles [that] illustrate how recent research integrated with traditional principles of pedagogy and instructional design can enrich our understanding of thinking and learning processes."

Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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"How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome" (post) explains that "'impostor syndrome' runs thick in the veins of academics, from newly arrived graduate students to those nearing retirement (yes, really)" and outlines several specific, positive responses to counter its often "deeply painful and damaging, almost paralyzing" effects.

"So what is impostor syndrome and how do you get over it?"

A. What Is Impostor Syndrome?

Rubric for Innovative Educational Leadership

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From "3 Questions to Promote Innovate Leadership in Education" (post),  the "Questions and Characteristics of the Innovative Leaders #InnovatorsMindset" (Google doc) rubric builds on three core questions that invite instructors (and administrators) to self-assess their own individual roles in promoting innovative educational leadership.

1. The Core Questions

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