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Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care | Inc.com

We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on the right track -- and Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think so too.<p>We can all acknowledge the …

How I Earn $200,000+ a Year From Photography

Kind of a crazy thing– I think you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics– and also get rich: I wanna tell you the secrets of how I earn …

Our Consciousness Is Just an Illusion, Scientists Say

In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess because machines lacked …

STOICISM

Become invincible:<p>How to Creatively Flourish in Life<br>• Introduction to Stoicism<br>• How to Become Stronger<br>• How to Conquer Depression With Photography<br>• What …

How to Conquer Anger

I once read that anger is like drinking poison, and hoping that the other person dies.<p>How do we conquer anger? Here are some personal remedies that …

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

“In nearly all good fiction, the basic — all but inescapable — plot form is this: A central character wants something, goes after it despite …

Pregnancy changes a woman's brain for at least 2 years after giving birth

Researchers found that first-time mothers consistently demonstrated a reduction in grey matter volume that could mean their brains are optimising and rewiring themselves to help cater to the needs of their infants — with the effects lasting for at least two years.<p>"These changes may reflect, at …

The 15 Most WTF Movies of All Time

by Emily Casalena<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Who doesn’t love seeing an utterly bizarre and inexplicable film every once in awhile? Luckily, the cinema world has …

Horror

Have You Tried The Most Dangerous Writing App?

How desperate are you to write every day? If you write your best under pressure, Manuel Ebert wrote an app to help you. It's called The Most …

Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece?

A great sentence makes you want to chew it over slowly in your mouth the first time you read it. A great sentence compels you to rehearse it again in …

New Data Analysis Suggests Only Six Book Plots Exist

Everyone who secretly thought that all novels have the same plot can feel vindicated by new research supporting that suspicion. Sort of.<p>Researchers …

Literature

Amazon Launches Online Education Portal for Teachers

Having already launched a marketplace for college textbooks, Amazon is preparing to radically expand its educational resources—this time for teachers.<p>…

How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools

It began as just another photo sharing startup founded by a Facebook exec. It ended up in 200,000 classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade in 25,000 schools across 100 countries. All because of one truism: When a student’s audience is the world, they want their work to be good. When their …

7 TED Talks on how your brain constructs reality

Do we experience the world as it really is? Find out with these talks that explain why we see the world the way we do.

TED Talks

After my illness, I walked alone through Spain, with an anthology of verse chosen by friends<p>In Dante’s time, books were sold in apothecary shops: literature as medicine. I learned this when I was very ill, during an acute episode of manic depression, and I was struck by the profound metaphor behind …

Literature

High-Speed Camera Captures Amazing Downward And Upward Lightning

Scientists are still mystified about how, exactly, lightning forms.<p>Lightning. Most of us have seen or felt the often dramatic and sometimes terrifying gigantic bolts of electricity streaking through the sky during a thunderstorm.<p>It may surprise people to know that for as long as scientists have …

How To Rewire Your Brain With Compassion, Joy And Love

<b>We are wired for happiness</b><p>Research shows that we have the capacity for great wisdom, creativity and insight. We are naturally wired for it. Our brains, however, are also wired to protect us. And since survival is the brain's top priority and we have a tendency to look out for danger, threats and …

This abandoned town in Namibia has been filling with sand for 50 years

Kolmanskop was once full of life. The former diamond mining town, located in the Namib desert in the south of Namibia, was home to over 1,000 people.<p>They had a ballroom, a hospital, and a bowling alley among other amenities, but by 1954, it was completely abandoned.<p>Australian photographer Emma …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

No test, grade, or teacher evaluation could have come close to helping her learn that deeply, and it made clear to me how important it is for …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create a Writing Prompt Generator in Google Sheets

Flippity is a great service that offers a handful of templates for creating flashcards, random name selectors, Jeopardy games, and progress trackers …

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

What is language? What is beauty? Who gets to decide?<p>Philosophers have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they've generated a pile of long (and often tortured) books in their efforts to answer them.<p>But for Tom Wartenberg, some of the best books about philosophy are much shorter and a …

Kids

The Art of the Lesson Plan - The Atlantic

A Denver-based teacher tapped an increasingly popular method to get his high-schoolers invested in their AP Geography classwork.<p>Jackie Zubrzycki<br>• Nov 24, 2015<p>Bored with the standard grammar exercises, a teacher in Portugal got creative, creating crimes for students to solve.<p>Charlotte Lytton<br>• Nov 24, …

Let’s wake up and have a parenting revolution

Stop struggling, parents. Here is the key to relaxing into your family and into your parenting. Here is your permission to stop controlling, cajoling, persuading and arguing your way to children who listen to you. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and best selling author of “The Conscious …

Parenting

2. Anomalisa

<b>The Plot:</b> While on tour promoting his latest book, lonely self-help guru Michael Stone (voiced by David Thewlis) meets a woman, Lisa Hesselman …

The Power of Cautionary Questions: Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Why We Read, and How Speculative Storytelling Enlarges Our Humanity

“Ideas, written ideas, are special. They are the way we transmit our stories … from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human.”<p><i>“The important thing,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the cultural role of speculative fiction …

'Ethical lapse': Photoshop scandal catches up with iconic photojournalist Steve McCurry

The world-renowned Magnum photographer has renounced the responsibilities of a photojournalist after heavily editing several of his images. But his …

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

The Most Interesting Photo Stories Of The Week

Strippers, prom, and Bowie, to name a few.

The Snapchat score is a perfect example of what an ex-Googler calls unethical app design

The tech industry has been busily debating that question since former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris posted a fantastic essay on Medium earlier this week.<p>He writes:<p>And this is exactly what product designers do to your mind. They play your psychological vulnerabilities (consciously and …