My ebook on Lulu: How to Reduce Stress – Reducing Stress with Simple Techniques.
1. What is stress and how does it effect physical and emotional health?
2. Look at ways to cope with stress
3. Use mindfulness meditation techniques
4. Create positive and meaningful personal contacts
5. Explore ways to create emotional health.
In this course/ebook you will learn to identify stress, establish what situations, thoughts or feelings stress you out and learn ways to reduce this stress. Identifying mind traps, will help you to become more aware of your thinking patterns and enable you to be more mindful of them, allowing you to increase your resilience to stressors and life difficulties.
The theory of transformative learning theory, first articulated by Mezirow and further refined in his later publications, is about change – dramatic, fundamental change in the way we see ourselves and the world.
“For learning to be successful it has to have a social ingredient in it. This social ingredient requires observation, attention and interaction. Students tend to learn better when they use their observational skills attentively. Thankfully, the new emerging technology provides these requirements and the onus is on the teacher to show students how to use and leverage such technology in their learning.”
Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school.
How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list.
Auto mechanics class at Chawama Youth Resource Centre (Photo credit: IICD)
“A third (32.1%) of young Australians aged 15-19 years participated in vocational education and training in 2011.
Released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australian vocational education and training statistics: Students and courses 2011 provides an annual, national snapshot of student enrolments and training activity.
The 15-19 year age group also saw growth of an additional 16 200 students, making up 25.4% of the total student population.”
“The World Health Organization has ambitious goals to reduce the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by half by the year 2015. To achieve this goal, attention should be paid to educate students in developing countries. The OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative, as started by Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, on water management/drinking water engineering aims to educate its own students in addition to students and life-long learners in developing countries across the globe.”
By Dean Dad from Inside Higher Education – very interesting piece about Prior Learning:
“If you haven’t seen Paul Fain’s piece in IHE about credit for prior learning, check it out. It’s a great introduction to a topic that it ready to break big over the next couple of years.
The piece points out, correctly, that two major national organizations — ACE and CAEL — have established increasingly popular protocols for measuring prior learning and awarding appropriate academic credit. Campuses have generally been circumspect about mentioning that, for reasons both valid and, well, not as much.
1. We need to be absolutely clear on the difference between “prior learning” and “life experience.” They are not remotely the same thing…
2. Faculty resistance and conflicts of interest. The folks on the non-credit/corporate training side of the college have been pushing “credit for non-credit learning” for years. I’ve been reluctant to move too quickly on that for fear of setting off thermonuclear war with the faculty, who would likely respond to any hint of alternate routes for academic credit as an existential threat. It’s a sticky area… “
“I am a teacher and an avid learner, and I’m passionate about both.
I’m a teacher because I help Eva homeschool our kids — OK, she does most of the work, but I do help, mostly with math but with everything else too. I also teach habits, writing/blogging, simplicity and other fun topics in onlinecourses.
I’m a lifelong learner and am always obsessively studying something, whether that’s breadmaking or language or wine or chess or writing or fitness.
Here’s are two key lessons — both really the same lesson — I’ve learned about learning, in all my years of study and in trying to teach people:
Almost everything I’ve learned, I didn’t learn in school; and
Almost everything my students (and kids) have learned, they learned on their own.
Those two lessons (or one lesson) have a number of reasons and implications for learning. Let’s take a look at some of them, in hopes you might find them useful.”