Teaching in the Nexus
Insights on Education

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Here is the index to all of the segments in the TITN course.

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Free Introduction: How to Engage Learners

Introduction: How to Engage Learners
This introductory segment will explain why you should complete the Teaching in the Nexus course. It will reveal course goals and objectives, as well as the course roadmap and milestones. It will identify the knowledge you need to have before beginning the course and explain how to earn a certificate of accomplishment after completing all online and written course requirements.

9 min
4.1 MB

Free Will They Be Understood?

Will They Be Understood?
A streaming video introduction to the Insight Learning Foundation.

7 min
5.0 MB

Free Insights on Education

Insights on Education
This musical slideshow will identify the problems that this course solves.

4 min
3.3 MB
Associates Erno's Cube

Erno's Cube
View this presentation to reveal common feelings about the teaching profession.

3 min
1.2 MB
Free Understanding Education

Understanding Education
This segment will explain why it is important to teach to the nexus in order to improve the educational process.

3 min
1.3 MB
Associates Seabiscuit

What does a famous race horse and a student have in common? View this presentation to find out.

1 min
1.4 MB
Associates Colors of Teachers

Colors of Teachers
Discover how many teachers share your primary color and what happens when one color dominates the educational system.

5 min
3.2 MB
Associates Blue Learning Styles Blue Learning Styles
See how this people-centered, feeling-oriented,
warm, caring, and compassionate student prefers to learn information and acquire new skills.
7 min
3.2 MB
Associates Gold Learning Styles

Gold Learning Styles
Learn how this school-centered, goal-oriented,
stable, dependable, responsible and duty-bound student prefers to learn information and acquire new skills.

9 min
3.5 MB
Associates Green Learning Styles

Green Learning Styles
Investigate how this subject-centered, solution-oriented,
logical, self-driven, objective, knowledge-seeking student prefers to learn information and acquire new skills.

10 min
3.8 MB
Associates Orange Learning Styles

Orange Learning Styles
Exerperience how this activity-centered, action-oriented
, fun-loving, spontaneous, and adventure-seeking student prefers to learn information and acquire new skills.

7 min
3.0 MB
Associates Blue Teaching Styles Blue Teaching Styles

Learn why Blues prefer to teach and train other people in harmonious, interactive, nurturing, and student-centered ways.

5 min
2.8 MB
Associates Gold Teaching Styles

Gold Teaching Styles

See why Golds prefer to teach and train other people in traditional, organized, structured, and concrete ways.

5 min
2.7 MB
Associates Green Teaching Styles Green Teaching Styles

Discover why Greens prefer to teach and train other people in innovative, logical, investigative, and hands-off ways.

5 min
2.9 MB
Associates Orange Teaching Styles Orange Teaching Styles

See why Oranges prefer to teach and train other people in informal, unstructured, dynamic and activity-based ways.

5 min
3.1 MB
Associates Style Shifting

Style Shifting
This segment will show you the steps to you need to take to alter your teaching style to accommodate the preferences of your learners.

2 min
1 MB
Free Quotables

Quotables: Thoughts on Education
View some interesting thoughts on education by some of the world's most influential thinkers.

4 min
2.8 MB
Associates Learning Strategies Learning Strategies
Discover which learning activities appeal to the four different personality styles.
5 min
0.8 MB
Associates Bumper Stickers

Bumper Stickers
Participating in this bumper sticker learning activity will help solidify your understanding of learning styles.

10 min
2.4 MB
Associates Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy
This segment will review Bloom's research which indicates that learning occurs in a hierarchical fashion with the simplest thinking processes occurring in the earlier stages and more complex principles being processed in later learning stages.

10 min
3.0 MB
Associates Dale's Cone Dale's Cone
The segment explores Edgar Dale's research into which learning activites generate long-term results.
7 min
1.8 MB
Associates Locus of Control Locus of Control
Are you driven from internal forces or from external forces? View this segment to find out how this information has an effect in your classroom.
8 min
2.6 MB
Associates Brain Dominance

Brain Dominance
This section will teach you how to simplify what we know about learning styles by correlating personality styles to brain hemisphere functions.

8 min
2.9 MB
Associates Pendulum Principle

Pendulum Principle
Why does the educational system seem to swing back and forth from one extreme to the other decade after decade. The Pendulum Principle will explain this phenomenon.

7 min
2.8 MB
Associates Imponderables Imponderables
Things that make you say, "hmmm."
7 min
5.7 MB
Associates Gustav Freytag Gustav Freytag
Learn how Freytag's Pyramid can be used to outline the structure of entertaining and engaging presentations.
6 min
1.8 MB
Associates Titanic Titanic
This streaming video segment uses excerpts from the Titanic film to illustrate Freytag's Pyramid.
15 min
38 MB
Associates Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders of the Lost Ark
This streaming video segment uses excerpts from the Raiders of the Lost Ark film to illustrate Freytag's Pyramid.
15 min
40 MB
Associates Educational Model

Educational Model

See how we can apply Freytag's Pyramid to the educational process and develop lesson plans that are almost as engaging as a blockbuster movie.

6 min
2 MB
Associates Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society
This scopious segment presents portions of the 1989 film, Dead Poets Society, which effectively illustrates how a teacher can easily Teach to the Nexus by structuring lessons around Freytag's Pyramid and applying the principles discussed in this course.

120 min
95.7 MB
Associates Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions
We see what we think we see, and this can affect our perceptions of reality, including our perceptions of those we teach and those we work with in our schools. Complete this segment to see if your view of reality can be distorted.

15 min
5.5 MB
Associates Teaching to Groups Teaching to Groups
Learn how to deliver content the "E"asy Way and set up the classroom environment so that the preferences of your learners will be valued.
5 min
1.4 MB
Associates Curriculum Design Curriculum Design
Over the years, Insight personnel have developed several structural strategies for designing effective lessons. Learn how to use the 4Q, HIPA, and objective formats.
10 min
3.0 MB
Associates Natural Resources Natural Resources
This segment features an example of how a traditional lesson plan can be altered easily to create a lesson that appeals to all types of learners.
15 min
6.0 MB
Associates Famous Failures

Famous Failures
Learn why it is best never to give up on some of your students.

3 min
1.4 MB
Associates Attention Deficit

Attention Deficit
Pinning the label of "attention deficit" on a student is a serious step that has long-term consequences. But are AD students truly abnormal or are they simply nontraditional learners? This segment will explore the definitions of ADD/ADHD and offer a couple of simplified ADHD assessments.

7 min
3.0 MB
Associates Self-Image Self-Image
Throughout the last few decades, a lot has been said about self-image and self-esteem. This robust segment will explore this concept, explain why people "act out", introduce the concepts of downshifting and shapeshifting, identify the assets and liabilities of each color, introduce you to the self-image wheel, and offer some suggestions for building self-image.
20 min
7.0 MB
Associates Conflict Managment Conflict Management
Learning to manage conflict is an essential life skill for anyone, especially for teachers in a classroom crammed full with unique students. This segment will offer some suggestions for managing conflict, teach you the six conflict resolution steps, and offer specific suggestions for dealing with Blues, Golds, Greens, and Oranges.
20 min
7.0 MB
Associates The Dunn Model The Dunn Model
The Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles model is a way to look at learning preferences. Because this model has been introduced to a number of teachers since its inception in 1967, this segment will give a brief overview of its major elements and explain its correlation with Blue, Gold, Green, and Orange personality types.
10 min
4.9 MB
Associates Narcotherapy Narcotherapy
The use of brain drugs to change behavior temporarily has always been a popular remedy for many parents whose children behave in ways they find to be disturbing. However there are serious side effects as we attempt to use drugs to change one color into another, such as changing a carefree Orange into a serious Gold. This segment illustrates why using psychotropic drugs such as Ritalin may not be in the child's best interest.
7 min
3.0 MB
Associates References

Here is a list of the 143 sources that were used in the development of this course.

1 min
0.2 MB
Associates Ambiguous Art

Ambiguous Art
Examine a number paintings and illustrations that defy logic.

10 min
2.0 MB
Associates Rebus Revenge Rebus Revenge
Practice your "thinking outside the box" skills with these graphic puzzles.
5 min
0.6 MB
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