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6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.<p>Katie Ledecky is different--and not just because she's arguably the most dominant athlete in the world. (How does never losing an international final sound to you?) She …

6 TED Talks to Share With Your Kids This Summer | Inc.com

I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones playing Minecraft or Candy Crush, why not inspire a new addiction? One that might fuel a new interest, spark inspiration or innovation, or …

Kids

Chunking Technique for Improving Memory

Chunking is a term referring to the process of taking individual pieces of information (chunks) and grouping them into larger units. By grouping each …

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.<p>Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than …

Personal Finance

This Is Why Making Your Own Video Games Leads To Quality Learning

Almost every child in the United States plays video games—91% of children ages 2-17, according to NPD. But how many kids make their own video games? I could not find any reliable statistics.<p>Nowadays, one barely needs to write a line of code in order to build a video game because there are so many …

Middle School

How educators are using Rocket League to help kids learn engineering

Rocket League is a phenomenon. The soccer game you play with cars debuted last year, and it now has multiple esports leagues and legions of dedicated fans. But the best evidence that it is something special is that educators are using it to teach kids.<p>This summer, summer-camp program iD Tech will …

Rocket League

The Best Way for Kids to Learn Science Might be This Crowdfunding Site

How many potential scientists - and scientific discoveries - are we losing by teaching science in boring ways? If crowdfunding site Experiment is …

Crowd Funding

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us

“When I really try to square what I believe about how kids learn and what we practice in our classrooms, it unsettles me.”<p>A t a recent morning …

5 YouTube science channels primary school teachers need to know about

Why should primary teachers use YouTube?<p>YouTube is now an essential part of the internet and for many young people, it's almost entirely replaced TV. …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …