Mary Kayler

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Being an indie Dev is romantic, but may not be lucrative

I have a question for you: how much do you think an independent Developer makes? Depends on their app, right? It also depends on how well word …

Five Nights at Freddy’s short video will scare you ahead of the movie

In case you somehow missed the news, the mobile horror game “Five Nights at Freddy’s” will be making its way to the big screen. More details on that …

Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Not Curriculum?

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

<i>Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree</i> …

Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

Game designers understand how to make games memorable and "sticky" in the sense that, even when you aren't playing the game, you're still thinking …

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

I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly …

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

<b>How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the</b> …

Flannery O'Connor

How playful learning will build future leaders

Learning through play with 'hands-on, minds-on' approaches is a powerful way forward. Play gives children space to dream, discover, improvise, and …

The Power of Starting Small and Not Needing to Be the Best

“<b>Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.” ~Robert H Schuller</b><p>I have tried for <i>so</i> long to build a meditation habit. Seriously, …

7 cultural concepts we don't have in the U.S.

Perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you to think differently in your day-to-day life.<p>From the end of October through the New Year and onto …

Happiness

The Surprising Benefits (and Pitfalls) of Being a "Jack of All Trades"

People look down on the multitalented—even the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” has a bit of a negative caveat. But there are a lot of …

Take a More Effective Break By Allowing Your Mind to Wander

We know that it's important to walk away from work every now and then. Taking a break can help you regain focus and make you more productive. But it …

The Most Underrated Sound in Our Society

A few months ago, my wife and I took our kids on a short weekend trip to the mountains. As we pulled out of our neighborhood and merged onto the four …

How The Most Powerful People Get Things Done: 4 Tips From A White House Staffer

We all have big decisions to make and deadlines to meet. And sometimes it can feel overwhelming.This got me wondering: how do the most powerful …

Self-improvement

10 Simple Tips To Guarantee More Reading Time In Your Day

I don’t think I need to tell you that reading is good for you—great for you. The more you read, the more you learn. The more you learn, the greater …

How I Got Over Being Shy and Embraced Talking to People I Don’t Know

I once showed up to a party alone, before any of my friends arrived. Instead of mingling, I hid in the bathroom to kill time and avoid talking to …

Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More

We all have goals that we want to achieve in our lives. These goals may include learning a new language, eating healthier and losing weight, becoming …

7 Things You Need to Know About Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Everybody knows how to say it. “You’ve get out of your comfort zone. That’s where the magic happens.”<p>But it’s always so easy to say it.<p>It’s the doing …

Checklist Solutions: Do More of What Already Works

In 2004, nine hospitals in Michigan began implementing a new procedure in their intensive care units (I.C.U.). Almost overnight, healthcare …

7 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

Happiness can be seen as a state of mind. It’s how we perceive our lives and the world around us. But our inside thoughts can be radically shaped by …

Self-help

Remember This Before Judging Someone Who Annoys You

<b>“We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior.” ~Stephen Covey</b><p>It happened again! A different place, a different person. But …

The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary

<b>The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary</b>by <b>Steve Wheeler</b>, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of EducationThis is number 7 in my blog series on major …

Pedagogy

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world …

Pedagogy

5 Great TED Talks on How to Present Before An Audience

May 8, 2015<br>Presenting in front of a large (or small) audience is not always an easy task especially for those of us who are not used to public …

Boss Monster is a dungeon-building game based on the boardgame of the same name.

About This Game<p>Become a boss, build a dungeon, and destroy puny heroes.<p>The best-selling indie card game has arrived to Steam! Boss Monster is a …

Making a Great Villain Part 1 of 3 – The Mastermind

A hero is only as good as the villains they fight – but what makes a Villain great? It’s not exactly an easy question to answer, is it? I have three …

Board Games

Creating the World Of Tomorrow: Postscript – The Design Ethos Of Tomorrow

<b>I thought I was done with this series, I really did.</b> But then I watched a seemingly-unrelated TV documentary series called The Genius Of Design from …

Mad Max

Indies and Edu-Games: A Perfect Couple Too Shy to Approach One Another

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …