Michael Wagner

74 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | @MichaelWagn17qe | Keep up with Michael Wagner on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michael Wagner”

How Einstein and Edison Solved Problems in Their Sleep

There's a scientific way you can use your half-asleep brain to solve problems.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Eat. Sleep. Solve problems. Repeat. You probably spend a large part of your waking hours tackling …

Sara Blakely

Decrease Classroom Clutter to Increase Creativity

As educators, we’ve spent years attending classes, participating in workshops, going to conferences, and continuing our education. The more we learn, …

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

Time Management

Having a Plan B Sets You Up for Failure, Says Science

Why backup plans might set you up for failure.<p>Responsible people always have a backup plan, right? Maybe. But your Plan B may prevent you from succeeding with your Plan A. A new study reveals why.<p>Jihae Shin from Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Katherine L. …

Wharton School

11 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

See if you can solve these 6 fiendish brain-teasers written by NSA employees

But have you heard about its brain-teasers?<p>The US spy agency employs some of America's best and brightest as spooks and code-breakers, so it's no surprise that its employees might have an interest in riddles and puzzles.<p>Every month, the NSA publishes on its website a brain-teaser written by an …

11 Strange Habits of Geniuses

Genius and eccentricity often go hand-in-hand. Here’s a sampling of strange habits practiced by some of history’s most respected artists, writers, …

Internet Searches May Make You Think You’re Smarter Than You Are

Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to …


Why Your Creative Outlet Is More Powerful Than You Realise


8 activities to jump-start your creativity

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: It’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper [or a blank screen], and quite often the blank piece …

Public Relations

How Mobile-Friendly is Your Classroom?

The new area of mobile devices in classrooms is disrupting all of our previous ideologies around these sacred pillars of education.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>For …

Massive Webcam Spying Program Exposed


In a new era of surveillance and doublethink, '1984' takes to the stage

Big Brother isn't watching you. You're watching him.<p>An acclaimed adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian vision on the future, "1984," is crossing the Atlantic to make its U.S. debut on the Broad Stage in Santa Monica this month. The London-based Headlong Theatre's production uses hidden cameras …

The Elf on the Shelf is preparing your child to live in a future police state, professor warns

For some, the Elf on the Shelf doll, with its doe-eyed gaze and cherubic face, has become a whimsical holiday tradition — one that helpfully reminds children to stay out of trouble in the lead-up to Christmas.<p>For others — like, say, digital technology professor Laura Pinto — the Elf on the Shelf is …

Determinism and Free Will

<b>1 The Doctrine of Determinism</b><p>Determinism is a far-reaching term affecting many areas of concern, that most widely and radically states that all …


Are Kids Today Less Creative?

Evidence grows that creativity declines as children are schooled to score well on standardized tests.<p>Over the last 20 years, fictional writing …

Creativity is the key to education, so why aren't we pursuing it?

With an innovation problem in the UK’s economy, many children being disengaged with education and a desire for user-led services, now is the time to …

Creative Thinking

<b>Michael Michalko</b> unveils the secrets of creative genius and brings life-changing creative techniques within everyone’s reach. His arsenal of powerful …

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.<br>[[ This is a …


Why There Is No Magic Formula for Increasing Creativity

When starting any ritual, you have to figure out what works best for yourself.<p>Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance…<p>Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles …


Where does creativity hide?


Sir Ken Robinson - Can Creativity Be Taught?

New York Times

Poetry Everywhere: "One Boy Told Me" by Naomi Shihab Nye


Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Let’s begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. Psychologist …

Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers

Here is a snapshot of the Bloom's Taxonomy apps appitic has compiled for you. click <b>HERE</b> to access the original post.

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating …

Go ahead, make up new words!

In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing …


6 TED Talks to kickstart your creativity

Out of fresh ideas? These inspiring talks offer the kick-in-the-pants you need to unleash your creative spirit.

TED Talks