D Smith

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What 11 Extremely Successful People Learned From Failure

Thomas Edison famously developed thousands of prototypes of the light bulb before finding the one that worked, and Albert Einstein was unemployed for two years after he graduated college.<p>But in some cases these struggles can be valuable learning experiences. Like Edison and Einstein, modern day …

A Lesson Learned From Joan Rivers

As we hear the countless, inspiring stories of people who were personally touched by Joan Rivers, I can't help but be in awe of this amazing woman.<p>I'm not suddenly in awe of her because she's no longer with us, quite the contrary, I've been a mega-fan since I was a kid. I've appreciated her from …

To sleep, perchance to study: New research shows how brain learns while dozing

Wouldn't it be nice if we could get a full eight hours of restful sleep but still have our brains working for us?<p>Scientists now say that may be possible. Research is beginning to show that our brains don’t go completely offline during a doze, but are actually busy organizing and storing away …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

Mobile Learning - Done Right

These are the slides to my keynote on "Mobile Learning - Done Right", delivered at the Exec I/O Mobile event of the European Pirate Summit in Cologne on 5 September 2014.

M-learning

30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

<b>Embrace creativity as part of learning.</b> Create a classroom that recognizes creativity. You may want to design awards or bulletin boards to showcase …

Music Is Food for the Soul, Not Fodder for Learning Standards

My third grade granddaughter came home from school with a note announcing the children would be learning to play the recorder. In one way, things sure haven't changed much since my kids practiced playing the recorder at the same age in the same public school.<p>But I'm sure the note sent home with my …

Four Ways To Spur Shared Learning And Performance At Work

Become an opportunity maker who enables others to use best talents together, more often, and you will become increasingly sought-after. Here are four proven methods to adapt to your situation.<p><b>1. Pair Up To Cut Down Silos And To Scale Performance</b><p>“For a week or a month, two co-workers sit next to …

Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Scientists analyzing data from a map of connections inside the human brain have gained new insights into the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.<p>Past images of brain structures showed that the brains of people with ADHD mature later than those of people without the condition. …

Finding a Way to Help Every Type of Learner: New Frontiers in Learning on Specializing Academic Supports for Young Adults

I am usually the first person to ask a question when I don't understand something, and I have no shame about that.<p>I know that so many of the experiences and talents that have led me to where I am today can be attributed to my experience with dyslexia. Learning humility from a young age, I knew the …

Learning to Network: Organized Study vs. Winging It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My colleagues and I, as co-authors of the new book <i>Business Networking and Sex – Not What You Think</i>, thought it would be interesting to see if men and women acquire networking skills in different ways. So in one of our surveys, we asked …

In Order for Our Kids to Keep Learning, We Need to Keep Learning Too

How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information? How do we adjust what we've built in order to accommodate what we've learned?<p>It's a question faced by advocates for any issue -- and it's one that's more …

What drill and rote learning have to do with confidence

The British Chancellor George Osborne recently refused to answer a simple times table question posed to him by seven-year-old school boy Samuel Reddings. Osborne was asked the question 7×8, but declined, stating that he had “made it a rule in life not to answer.” As Osborne studied mathematics up …

Mathematics

"Having it All" Means Learning to Embrace Imperfection

A colleague recently asked me, "How do you do it all? How do you have three young children <i>and</i> a demanding career?" My flippant answer: "I've learned to embrace imperfection."<p>Having spent more than 20 years at companies like Oracle, SAP and now Domo, I've come to understand that a working mom, …

LeBron James: 'Learn from your mistakes' - CNN Video

Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption -- that we are beginning to consume and experience more of it but in smaller chunks, from a diversity of sources, …

What Creatives Can Learn From Great Ideas That Go Terribly Wrong

It's an established truism among creative people that you have to fail—and learn from those failures—in order to succeed. But is this really true? …

5 Things I've Learned About Chasing Your Dreams

I've had the wonderful opportunity to speak with a number of people who have stopped "working for the man" to chart a life and career path true to their authentic self. The more people I speak with, the more I see commonalities and themes in the process of making a leap to chase your passion. Here …

5 Tough Lessons Learned From Embracing Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brutal. That’s how you might describe the story of Plancast founder Mark Hendrickson.<p>The social network he founded in 2009 around planning and attending events attracted major interest early on, especially among tech influencers, but …

4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About six months ago, when I decided to finally begin working on a new startup, I thought I was prepared for the challenge. After all I had been successfully running my public relations business, fifteen media, for more than four years. I …

Get connected: how tweets, chats and Vine videos boost learning

According to recent research the use of social media in education is increasing, although there remains some concerns about encouraging young people to use them at an early age.<p>Learning World takes a look at exactly how this works in the classroom with three stories from across the world.<p>In our …

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Building Societies