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Emphasis on Visual Communication Comes With a Blind Spot

John Seven: Emphasis on visual communication comes with a blind spotPosted Monday, May 15, 2017 12:54 pmBy John SevenNORTH ADAMS — A number of writers have lately taken to analyzing Neil Postman's 32-year-old book, "Amusing Ourselves To Death," in context its prophetic tone about the current state of our nation.My particular contribution to the current discussion is an embarrassing confession — I've never read the thing. I've read articles about it, I've read interviews with Postman, but I've…See More
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Gifted Plus Conference, San Antonio, TX

Identifying Gifted ELL: Barriers & Strategies to Meeting Their NeedsIdentification | IntermediateGifted students account for 4.5% of high school dropouts. Explore the difficulty in the identifying G/T ELL students and receive alternatives to existing methods, particularly regarding at-risk students.…See More
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A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard Branson

A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard BransonBillion-dollar business tycoon, Sir Richard Branson, is one of the most innovative entrepreneurial thinkers of our time.As a life-long sufferer of dyslexia, he’s also a perfect example of the greatness our twice exceptional (2E) students can achieve.  Sir Branson has proven his exceptionality by growing one idea into four hundred companies in 30 different countries. That’s exceptional!But what’s even more remarkable…See More
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Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography

Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through PhotographySaturday, June 311:00 am - 3:00 pmAperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th Street, 4th FloorNew York, NYJoin Aperture for the opening reception of Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography.This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students of Aperture’s 2016/17 visual literacy program, Aperture On Sight. Over the course of twenty classes, these students strengthened their visual literacy…See More
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5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use insteadThe most popular article on eCampus News is a surprising one to the editors: “6 apps that block social media distractions.” This story, which seemed  a bit counter-intuitive for us to write (being a tech-cheerleading publication in nature), has held the top spot by a massive margin for almost three years now; which had the editors considering the…See More
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Abductive Reasoning – A Driving Force of Creativity in Learning

Abductive Reasoning – A Driving Force of Creativity in LearningBy Luise Schlindwein | Mar 09, 2017 |Abductive reasoning, which emerges in order to resolve doubt, is a special form of creative reasoning that is often ignored and/or dismissed in the classroom.‘It is only doubt that creates.’— H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)Who doesn’t want an A in school? School based learning is motivated by the fear of punishment for not…See More
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Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: Rescue the arts from the budget chopping block

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: Rescue the arts from the budget chopping blockBy Julie Andrews and Emma Walton HamiltonUpdated 11:07 AM ET, Thu March 16, 2017Story highlightsJulie Andrews, Emma Walton: Kids' participation in arts creates measurable success in schoolThey say arts are a regular target of budget cuts. This is a big mistake. Arts enrich communities economically and culturally“Julie Andrews, stage and screen actress and director, and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton,…See More
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Professional Background
- Taught 10 years in the Houston Independent School District
- University Supervisor, University of Texas, Austin
- Certified National Diffusion Network Trainer, U.S. Department of Education
- Texas Association of Gifted & Talented approved trainer in the areas of the Nature and - Needs of G/T Learners; Creativity and Instructional Strategies and; the Differentiated Curriculum.
- Trained over 200,000 educators since 1986
- Author of Visual Impact, Visual Teaching: Using Images to Strengthen Learning - From Both Sides of the Desk: The Best Teacher I Never Had - American Holidaze, and coauthor of 7 books and numerous articles
- Coauthor of "English Works in America - EL Civics & ESL: Visual Communication Tools for Teachers
- National/International keynote speaker
- Former Visual Literacy Consultant to the Ministry of Education, Paris, France, Ministry of Education, Toranomon, Japan, Mediterranean Association of International Schools, Casablanca, Morocco and the Association of International Schools in Africa, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
- Served 3-year term on the Executive Board of Directors of the program: IMPACT II--The Teachers Network
- Award-winning songwriter with 10 published musical CDs
- Award-winning digital imagery artist, with published works in galleries, magazines and billboards
- Cover artist for the Association of Texas Professional Educators "ATPE News" magazine

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Emphasis on Visual Communication Comes With a Blind Spot

John Seven: Emphasis on visual communication comes with a blind spot

Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 12:54 pm

By John Seven

NORTH ADAMS — A number of writers have lately taken to analyzing Neil Postman's 32-year-old book, "Amusing Ourselves To Death," in context its prophetic tone about the current state of our nation.…

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Posted on May 16, 2017 at 10:40am

9 Brain Benefits of Unplugging—And How to Find Device-Free Time for Your Students

9 Brain Benefits of Unplugging—And How to Find Device-Free Time for Your Students

Eight hours. This is the amount of time most teens are spending on an electronic device every single day, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Between phones, laptops, TV, and tablets, this generation is more connected than ever before. While […]…

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Posted on May 12, 2017 at 1:34pm

Gifted Plus Conference, San Antonio, TX

Identifying Gifted ELL: Barriers & Strategies to Meeting Their Needs

Identification | Intermediate

Gifted students account for 4.5% of high…

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Posted on May 11, 2017 at 4:34pm

A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard Branson

A Lesson on the Potential of Twice Exceptional Learners from Sir Richard Branson

Billion-dollar business tycoon, Sir Richard Branson, is one of the most innovative entrepreneurial thinkers of our time.

As a life-long sufferer of dyslexia, he’s also a perfect example of the greatness our twice exceptional (2E) students can achieve.  …

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At 1:46pm on September 28, 2009, Michael Fisher said…
Hi Tim, thanks for the welcome! How far is Houston from San Antonio? I'm coming down for ASCD in March--we should plan a Ning-Meet-Up! -Mike
At 10:02pm on January 11, 2009, Gale Jesi said…
Hi Tim,
Thanks for the Welcome. For some reason, there isn't a way to change the photo. I've tried everything. Could you be specific as to how I might change it? Thanks much!
Gale
At 1:48pm on December 22, 2008, Licett Perez said…
Wow I love it! Thank You for the invitation!
 
 
 

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