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Metaphors can change our opinions in ways we don’t even realize

What has the ability to influence your opinions, in some cases, even more than your own political party? A metaphor, as it turns out.<p>When we think about metaphor, we might think about how we typically learn about metaphor in school: as a poetic device or a rhetorical flourish. But, metaphors are …

Psychology

Study claims all Indigenous languages came from one ancestor

After three years studying one of the world’s oldest living cultures, researchers at the University of Newcastle (UNO) and the Western Sydney …

Language

The Simplest Form of Meditation is Also Highly Effective

Transcendental meditation, also known as TM for short, is a simple and effective form of meditation that is shown by research to be quite effective …

Great Leadership Is Like Great Teaching

Reflection is a big ingredient in my professional diet. Since I tamed the National Board experience and saw how powerful thinking about my practice …

5 Benefits of Linguistic Learning

There is no form of communication that is as complex as the human language. Speech is what connects humans around the world. Although the languages …

Communication Skills

The Best Videos For Learning Why It’s Important To Study Geography

It’s getting close to semester finals and in my ELL Geography class, I usually have this read this short piece, 9 Reasons to Study Geography, from …

Teaching

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques | Inc.com

10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing or a master of a language, it's going to take time. With all of the new social media platforms and business opportunities, …

Self-improvement

A vicious cycle: Students, teachers and parents fear the math bogeyman

TORONTO — When Ayelet Freedman assigned her Grade 7 students to work on a math problem in groups last year, a 12-year-old girl said she was “too …

Assessment Thoughts: A few past thoughts relevant for today?

Last month I posted the following tweet.<p>If we value problem-solving, deep thinking, grit, joyful exploration, creativity, and [the] confident play of …

How to practice mindfulness at work—without adding anything extra to your day

Taking a 15-minute walk on your lunch break or sneaking into an empty conference room for a short meditation would probably make your day a little …

This site lets you take Harvard’s most popular computer science class and more courses from top universities for free

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Online learning has made education more accessible than ever, but few platforms make getting a quality education easier or more affordable …

Online Education

How the Truly Successful Make Time for Constant Learning | Inc.com

<i>How do successful people find time to learn so much everyday? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bernie Klinder, serial entrepreneur, investor, and consultant, on Quora:</b><p><b>How do</b> …

War

Collaboration Kills Creativity, According to Science | Inc.com

The notion that collaboration makes people more creative has become conventional wisdom in the business world. Here's a typical example:<p>Collaboration has recently emerged as the defining characteristic of creativity and growth in nearly all sectors and industries. The singular genius who works …

Creativity

Teacher Appreciation: 7 Reasons You Need Your Teacher

Celebrate Your Educator on Teachers' Day<p>UNESCO instituted World Teachers' Day on October 5. However, many countries observe Teachers' Day …

9 Simple Habits That Will Make You a Better Thinker | Inc.com

<i>What can I do to become smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Lanie Bakeberg, Science Teacher, on Quora:</b><p><b>Stimulate Your Brain</b>--try classic puzzles like crosswords or Sudoku to …

Audiobooks

Emotional intelligence: why it matters and how to teach it

In our work with schools, it’s now commonplace for us to hear those in education talking about helping students (and staff) develop their emotional intelligence. But what do we mean exactly? Why and how should teachers support its development in their students?<p>Emotional intelligence can be said to …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Filthy Words Smart and Successful People Never Use | Inc.com

You're in mid-conversation with a work colleague, and out of nowhere (or so you think), that person disengages and loses interest. If you are keenly self-aware, you may even notice subtle body language that informs you something just shifted.<p>But what? Is it something you said? Most likely, yes. …

Success

Oxford Says These 17 Words Are Spelled Wrong Most Often (Out of More Than 2 Billion) | Inc.com

You may have noticed that there are lots of dictionaries to choose from, both the old-fashioned printed kind, and the new-fashioned online kind. Whether it's Merriam-Webster or dictionary.com or Black's Law Dictionary--or any one of the others--you have plenty of places to turn when you want to …

Language

Science Says Children Will Grow Up to Have a Happier and Longer Life If You Teach Them This 1 Habit | Inc.com

Growing up, when your parents stressed to always say "<b>thank you"</b>, who would've thought they were also teaching you the secret to lasting happiness--not just proper manners? It turns out, sincere gratitude is a key factor in reducing depression, not to mention increasing happiness and life longevity.<p>…

Happiness

8 Steve Jobs Quotes to Fuel Your Entrepreneurial Spirit | Inc.com

Steve Jobs was one of the most ruthless, determined and prolific innovators of our time. He had immense clarity about what he was setting out to achieve, and what change he wanted to make in the world, and this was the source of his inspiration. While he was a perfectionist and intimidatingly …

Motivation

Want To Learn A New Language? This Record-Breaking App Is Here To Help

Imagine if you could become fluent in any language, even think in a new language, faster than ever before?<p>Gabriel Wyner invented a whole new way of learning foreign languages. He reached fluency in French in five months. Russian took him 10 months. Today, he speaks a total of six languages …

Language Learning

Girls with Nagging Moms Grow Up to Be More Successful

"I told you so," says your mother.<p>Harassing your daughter about finishing up her homework may not thrill her at the time, but she'll thank you later in life. According to a study conducted by the University of Essex in England, she will probably be more successful than the kids of less pushy …

The Epic Guide to Student Ownership

“Is this real, Mr. J?” The question came from the back of the room. Todd rarely spoke up in class, but today he seemed visibly upset. “Yes, it is …

Pedagogy

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Puzzles

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Smart, Successful and Sane? Experts Say Don't Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When you're a kid, you're trying to make sense of the world and how you might get the most out of it.<p>Once you're on your own, you realize that you have to think for yourself, even as the world …

Parenting

Mental Lexicon (Psycholinguistics)

"The fact that a speaker can mentally find the word that he/she wants in less than 200 milliseconds, and in certain cases, even before it is heard, …

' Too many teaching methods are based on myths and assumptions – it's time to wake up to reality'

I always take pleasure in seeing teachers being celebrated for their hard work and contribution. Although I was travelling for much of World Teachers …

Pedagogy

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

Teaching

Mindfulness matters: 4 ways to be more present in your life - TODAY.com

You may be hearing the word “mindfulness” a lot lately and wondering what it's about. Mindfulness simply means being grounded and present in your day-to-day. Instead of worrying about what’s going to happen or what’s already happened, you’re rooted in what’s actually happening.<p>Most people think …

Mindfulness