Help your child learn this practice by asking prediction questions:
Encourage children to guess. This is not about right predictions at all. This is about activating your prior knowledge and future curiosity!
Read more at The Brilliant Blog.
I’m not sure. “Hack” has only negative connotations, for me anyway. I do appreciate the message Make Predictions Your mind will _ _ _ _ Best.
It’s all White Hat, Sheryl! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_hat_(computer_security)
Thanks for the link. Thank you for helping me understand more.
-Take stock of what you do and don’t know -Activate your prior knowledge on the topic -Generate curiosity and motivation -Focus on the “whys” and connections
The points above are equivalent to the importance of purposefully and consciously preparing environments for children presumed in SNAP-Scaffolding for Numerical Synapses; environments, modeled on Montessori, that 1) stimulate the senses 2) allow a child to build on what he or she already knows daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly 3) make it possible for a child to learn across subject matters and 4) enable connections–sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly–and promote contemplation of interrelated concepts among simple numbers, simple shapes, nature, art, science, and technology. Best!
Nice! I like how you distilled the research into easy to quick points that help with reminders. I think you are absolutely correct that too often this pedagogy gets diluted by telling students to “guess”. Do you have any other similar posters?
Thank you, Caroline! I have several more posters in the making, and I hope this will be an ongoing project. If you have good articles about mind hacks you want to see as posters, post them here in comments or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will work on them!
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