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Ho'oponopono: What Hawaii Taught Me About Forgiveness

<i>While they may not say so, most people visit Hawaii in order to heal. Different words might be used: “relax,” or “escape.” They’re all synonymous,</i> …

Brain Sees New Words as Pictures After Learning Them

<b>When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That’s the finding from a Georgetown</b> …

Why Students Don’t Always Transfer What They Seem To Understand

<b>Why Students Don’t Always Transfer What They Seem To Understand</b>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic EducationAs a follow up on my series on reading, most …

Pedagogy

Take a Listen: How Mindfulness Could Benefit Your Teaching Practice

Some schools are building mindfulness programs into their curriculum as part of the effort to build social and emotional skills in addition to …

Turn Empty Beer Cans Into Sun-Tracking Cameras

Best use of a six-pack in a while<p>In a world of digital cameras and instant gratification, photographer Justin Quinnell embraces pinhole photography, a technique hundreds of years old. He uses beer cans and photographic paper to record the gradual shift in the sun’s path over the course of several …

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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

The Brain

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

Real life is the game that – literally – <i>everyone</i> is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.<p>Basics<p>You might not realise, but real life is a …

The Guys' Guide to Seeing Women, Not Objects

<b>Most of our research and nonprofit efforts focus on teaching girls and women to take their power back in the face of an objectifying culture that</b> …

6 Routines to Support Mathematical Thinking

Whenever I take a new teacher to observe a veteran teacher, I'm surprised at what they notice. We could have observed the most impressive lesson …

Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

Explicit instruction on cognitive strategies that can help students learn <i>how</i> to learn may have a positive impact on both academic performance and …

Scientists film how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in …

The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence, and Scientific Thinking: Being Able to Make Connections

When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account a while back, it got me thinking. <b>The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets</b>, which seems …

Color Psychology of Consumer Decision Making

For retailers, shopping is the art of persuasion. Though there are many factors that influence how and what consumers buy. However, a great deal is …

Are You Left or Right Brain?

According to the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance, each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. Additionally, people are …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing loved ones, while others …

5 Ways You Don't Realize Movies Are Controlling Your Brain

So there was a mass shooting during a Batman movie and, goddamn it, it turned out the killer owned a Batman mask and called himself "The Joker." By …

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

<i>By Martha Beck</i><p>In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have <i>un</i>learned:<p><b>1. Problems are bad.</b> You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. You …

25 Findings Over 25 Years - InformED

<b>Brain plasticity.</b> Perhaps the most encouraging finding in all of neuroscience is that the brain changes constantly as a result of learning, and …

Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning

<b>Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning</b><p>by <b>Judy Willis</b> M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com<p>Executive function stimulation: include questions in …

Pedagogy

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

The downside of such immersion in technological devices, he said, is that they’re not having conversations, looking people in the eye, or noticing …

A Critical Theory in Brain Development

<b>A new theory explains how critical periods are triggered during development of the nervous system.</b><p>Experiments performed in the 1960s showed that …

Chalk Talk: Low-Tech Solution to Engage Students in Substantive Discussions

<b>How can we engage students in high, quality substantive discussions on profound topics?</b> One potential way to do this might be to adopt a tradition …

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate

Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It's a helpful …

Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum

Add to that sites like the <b>Khan Academy</b>, a collection of thousands of <b>YouTube</b> videos that teach everything from calculus to the French Revolution, …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

Dr. Oz: 6 Ways to Sleep Better—Starting Tonight

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

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