Gaby Alexz

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Best-Selling Author Veronica Roth Tells What Writing Books Is Really Like

Writers seems the original and ultimate solopreneurs but publishing a best seller requires a team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More than 200 million Americans want to publish a book in their lifetime but most do no more than dream. Veronica Roth, author of the</i> …

We used to have six more letters in the English alphabet

Along quaint New England streets, you’ll probably spot a sign or two declaring itself “Ye Olde Tavern” or “Ye Old Soda Shoppe.” But before you adopt a British accent and order a pint of ale inside, there’s a bit of history you should know.<p>Phrases like <i>ye olde</i> are actually just some of the late 19th …

A Problem Well-stated is Half-solved

Charles Kettering, the famed inventor and head of research for GM, said “a problem well-stated is half-solved.”<p>Here, then, are six steps you can take …

Your Brain is Lying to You — Become a Better Marketer by Overcoming Confirmation Bias

Image via Shutterstock.I’m going to ask you a personal question, and I want you to be honest. Don’t worry, you don’t have to say it aloud, so no one …

Critical Thinking in the “Fake News” Era – ART + marketing

People of Earth, you’re starting to worry me. During a time where real, honest to goodness, truthful information is available, many of you are …

Critical Thinking

To Build Critical Thinking Skills, Students Need a Platform

By onFebruary 17, 2017 7:00 AM<p>By Shona Rose<p>When I teach writing, many of my students turn in the same work, copied more neatly--despite the hours I …

Teaching

Emotions and Critical Thinking

My emotions are telling me something.<p>Let’s say you’re about to give an important speech to a large audience. You’re nervous and your palms start …

Critical Thinking: What You Like vs. What Is ‘Good’

I’ve been writing about film for a long time. To quote Nicki Minaj; I’ve been hot since flip phones. In another couple of years I’ll be at the point …

Critical Thinking

How Do We Know?<p>Believe it or not, there are several different ways of knowing things. While we may not spend a significant amount of our days …

Good Thinking! — That’s so Meta(cognitive)!

Cognition

Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The Brain

50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think

contributed by <b>Lisa Chesser</b><p>Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked …

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Many teachers we know enjoy teaching students how to wield one of the most powerful thinking tools: <b>metacognition</b>, or the ability to think about your …

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas

<i>Donna Wilson & Marcus Conyers</i><p>About This Book<p>If the difference between a student's success and failure were something specific you could teach, …

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

Hearing this talk created in me a great need to examine the many mistakes I have made in my life. I discovered that my mistakes fall into four …