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Why Collaborative Inquiry? Professional Learning That Makes a Difference

Do you want deeper professional learning? Are you tired of professional development that wastes your time? Have you tried collaborative inquiry? If …

Pedagogy

Temple's business school has a data-driven report card that does not mess around

Traditional report cards make no sense anymore. After all, this is the era of data visualizations and open data dashboards.<p>That’s why MBA students at</b> …

Business School

The truth will set you free

<i>But it won’t pay the bills</i><p>“No, his mind is not for rent, To any God or government”<br>Tom Sawyer, Rush<p>Being silenced came at quite a price when I was a …

Education Technology
The Post

School Climate: Why Avoiding Tough Conversations Limits Our Learning

School climate seems to be gaining popularity right now. Articles are appearing in journals and educational newspapers. Unfortunately, School climate …

Why Abstract Art Stirs Creativity in Our Brains - Facts So Romantic

Are art and science of distinctly different cultures? The former often seems fixated on human experience, the latter on physical processes.The Key …

Art

Mind healing: the psychological benefits of getting dirty

Let Them Eat Dirtis a new parenting book written not by child psychologists, but by two microbiologists, Marie-Claire Arrieta and Brett Finlay. Their aim is to encourage parents to ease up on hygiene. Children, they say, should be outside more, playing in the mud and coming into contact with the …

The Dos And Don’ts When Talking To Someone With A Mental Illness

Shutterstock<p>The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that 20% of Americans suffer from some form of mental illness each year. With those …

How to Teach Kids About the Brain: Laying Strong Foundations for Emotional Intelligence (by Dr Hazel Harrison)

Knowledge is power. When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices. Knowledge …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

The struggle to set boundaries in relationships and in life is one of the most common issues I hear about in my sessions with clients. Many people, …

Children's 'Intelligence' Can Fluctuate Much More Than We Thought

Humans are dynamic beings -- the result of a complex web of inherited traits and environmental factors.<p>So does nature or nurture ultimately dominate over nurture in determining our differences as individuals? It may be a toss-up.<p>A major review of studies on twins published last year in the journal …

11 Great Signs That You’re Really Listening

Listening is a very essential characteristic people need to have. This is because with listening, you learn more, thus understanding more, and …