Shift Away From Formal Lectures in the Classroom.


This is a long article, but interesting. I have created and used an experienced based learning model for all my programs for my entire career. It just makes sense to have an interactive learning experience. This is not s new concept. All teachers, assistant professors and professors should have ongoing training and presentation skills interactive learning,accelerated learning techniques,all of it! And more than training than just a single day before school starts. I do think our attention spans are shorter so being a dynamic facilitator us even more critical

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/eliminating-the-lecture/491135/?utm_source=atlfb


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Hillary and Trump's Body Language

I am giving quite a few media interviews today about Hillary and Trump's body language. You may be able the catch the radio interview on AM radio 1590 WCGO Chicago at 12:45 CDT or Trending Today USA Today with Rust Humphries at 2:20 EST





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Why do many police forces have badges that feature an upside-down star, usually a five-pointed one?

Symbols have so much power. Your nonverbal expert here has to weigh in on the Badge Trump said his star represented in the anti Hillary add. Not sure what sheriff in the old west carried modern cash. Perhaps one that went back to the future.
If he meant a modern day Sheriff you can see in this article the star shape varies. Also you can tell he is not familiar with the duties and responsibilities of sheriffs.


Heraldry: Why do many police forces have badges that feature an upside-down star, usually a five-pointed one?

The inverted pentangle seems to be common in law enforcement in the United States and Australia. Google Search brings up a lot of suggestions that this is a satanic symbol, but somehow ... I don't think so. Another theory, that the symbol originated with Freemasons is only marginally more plausible, as is one involving a chief of police in New Orleans.
(P.S. I see that the badges of a lot of UK police services feature six or eight pointed stars – not unlike sheriff's badges in western movies – except that the uppermost point is obscured by a crown or similar device. That suggests that six or eight-pointed stars are the older/original version.)


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Dealing with People in Pain, Body Language Expert

I see to the pain in people's hearts every day. It's the hardest aspect of the work I do. The pain seems so obvious.
When someone is in pain they can only think of their pain. It's amazing that a person in pain can go to work and take care of their family and just keep going. It can be tough. They could use some kindness. Listen. They may talk about their illness, their losses and their challenges they may push all their pain down, but it bubbles up nonverbally. It aches to the surface of their skin.


Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at www.PattiWood.net. Check out Patti's website for her new book "SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma" at www.snapfirstimpressions.com.