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Inspiring Progress Toward Learning Goals

Let's consider a common scenario.<p>Learning With -- and Without -- Metacognition<p>A student of average motivation (he understands the importance of …

Is flexible study the future for universities?

For a brief period, the popular image of the university student was embodied by Sebastian Flyte of Brideshead Revisited: 18-years old, male, privileged, and ready to spend three years in one of the world's most elite institutions.<p>But the idea of a typical student no longer holds: today's students …

10 Green Technologies That Could Help Revolutionize Our Changing Planet

In an era of drought, climate change and food shortages, environmental pioneers have joined forces to help tackle some of the world's most pressing issues through technological advancement.<p>Here are 10 burgeoning technologies that have the potential to help revolutionize our planet of consumerism. …

Sustainability

Crazy good: How mental illnesses help entrepreneurs thrive

By Matt McFarland<p>Michael A. Freeman had long noticed that entrepreneurs seem inclined to have mental health issues.<p>The clinical professor of psychology at UC-San Francisco’s medical school spent a decade at a company where his clients were the founders of businesses. He estimates that about a third …

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

Tim Cook Named 'World's Greatest Leader,' Reflects on Leading Post-Jobs Era at Apple

Following the release of <i>Becoming Steve Jobs</i>, an acclaimed biography of the late Apple co-founder, <i>Fortune</i> has named Tim Cook the "world's greatest leader," accompanied by an in-depth profile that reflects on the chief executive in the post-Jobs era. The interesting article provides a closer look at …

Tim Cook

The two personality traits that made Steve Jobs great

The new Steve Jobs biography, <i>Becoming Steve Jobs</i>, rests on the premise that Jobs’ wilderness years outside Apple somehow helped turn a once-reckless co-founder into a seasoned leader.<p>Just how accurate the book’s kinder, gentler portrayal of Steve actually is, is something that will be discussed …

Personality

Why Is Focus So Important?

Lack of correct focus in an image is probably the number one reason why a potentially good iPhone photo can fail. Other problems such as exposure and …

Apple founder Steve Jobs used Zen mindfulness as path to success

It was mindfulness, the kind taught in Zen Buddhism, which an old-fashioned high-flyer might have dismissed as New Age mumbo-jumbo.<p>The Apple …

The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge

Larry Ferlazzo is a veteran teacher of English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He has written seven books on education — including a few on student motivation, and writes extensively on education issues, including authoring a teacher advice blog for …