Effective professional conversations – Helen Timperley

Effective professional conversations – Helen Timperley

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[music] Professional conversations essentially are any conversations between two professionals talking about their work rather than a social occasion. But in the literature that we we could access, was really more formal conversations, although we know that teachers learn from the informal conversations. There were three areas of conversations that I could find good research …

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Executive Function: The Brain’s Control Center

Executive Function: The Brain’s Control Center

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Executive functions are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. We can distinguish between three components: 1. Working memory, 2. Inhibitory control and 3.Cognitive flexibility. All 3 are interlinked and influence each other. Psychologist Deborah Phillips from Georgetown University, calls it the “air traffic control …

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