I was reading Heather Nicole's blog this morning and came across these pictures of computer furniture/armoires and I just had to share them with you. Mathy,Techy,Artsy Fartsy really is about learning....all kinds, for all people, in all ways. I adore art and I am learning all I can about drawing and painting. It's good for the brain and good for the soul! Thanks to Heather Nicole for finding these "organizer pieces" and letting me share them.
Organization is a key element of learning. Organizing our thoughts and organizing our stuff makes life go better. Who wants to spend all morning looking for keys and your favorite pen! As a CRISS teacher-trainer, I have often presented effective ways to teach and learn and I always use this point from the Project CRISS website.
"Good readers know a variety of ways to organize information for learning. The past thirty years of research in cognitive psychology, as well as more recent research about brain physiology, have demonstrated that learning and memory depend upon transforming information (Jensen, 1998). The more organized, the better remembered. Through Project CRISS, students learn flexible ways for processing information, including strategies such as Power Thinking, selective underlining, two-column notes, and concept mapping. They learn multiple ways to be strategic, metacognitive readers and learners."
So what does this have to do with the awesome armoires Heather Nicole found at Jubella? It's just an acknowledgement and reminder that we all learn differently and organize differently, and we can all use effective, research-based learning strategies to make school go better. Own your own learning. Paint it any color you choose. Be outrageous. Just organize new material in ways that work for you so you will retain it and be able to recall it when you need it.