I have selected the 7 most common questions on brain fitness and neuroplasticity, and answered them here. I hope you enjoy the FAQ session.
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Many people truly do prefer to learn in different ways. But the fact that I prefer to learn visually or verbally is different from whether I actually learn better when taught visually or verbally.
Why can't little Tiffany learn to program? What happened to the American genius for math? I've been wondering about this for a long time, but suddenly...
Is it possible that all that time wandering around outside talking to myself had something to do with my aptitude at school? Boredom, which drove me outside, is an art lost to contemporary childhood.
We hear so much about education these days -- test scores, reform battles -- but little that we hear gets to the heart of why education matters. That's why I wrote "Why School?".
You are never too young to change the world, and Jessica Markowitz is living proof. The Seattle Times reports that Markowitz was just a sixth grader w...
A few years ago at right around this time of year, my Bronx Prep theater students decided to put on a bake sale. Little by little the truth was sheepishly revealed: no one knew how to bake.
We teach the same topics in our schools today that we taught over one hundred years ago. Where did these subjects come from? How did we choose what to teach?
Learning involves more than basic skills and regurgitating information. It requires higher-order skills and the capacity to digest, make sense of, and apply what we've been taught.
Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.
The 2009 Open Architecture Challenge brought together more that 7000+ students, teachers and building professionals to work on upgrading and expanding their learning environments.
There's an organization that is challenging us to go 21 days without a complaint! Can we do it? I'm certainly going to give it a shot.
The general consensus is that the phenomenon of social networking/social media is as potentially revolutionary as the Industrial Revolution. Whether this is hyperbole or turns out to be fact will remain a question for history.
I crave joy and guess that many others do as well. But these cravings aren't usually translated into an objective form. Instead, they remain shapeless; they never quite materialize.
Learning to die is really learning to live. It is 'letting go' of the past and the future and allowing ourselves to experience the serenity of just being alive.
We asked you, our readers, to submit your stories of volunteerism and community service, and you've delivered stories of doing good across the globe.
Create new connections--big or small--and your brain becomes more active and stays flexible. Even the brains of older people can grow new neurons.
Let's be blunt: Wolfram Alpha is terrible because Stephen Wolfram doesn't respect and fear data.
What is homeland security when the youth cannot afford education to secure a future? I want to change what homeland security means.
Many teachers are terrified of deviating from their lesson plans because they are unable to defend what their intuition and experience tells them to do.
Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and his charity Central Asia Institute, have got to be one of my favorite success stories.
When we set an intention and follow through with it into action, ultimately we are involved in the grand act of conscious self-creation.
The economic downturn is creating even greater demand for afterschool programs, as families struggle to keep their jobs, take on more hours, or afford basic necessities for their children.
By paying attention to the positive qualities of heart and mind that you are developing as a result of sticking to your goal, you give yourself greater incentive to hang in there.
Every day between 12:36 and 1:31, Tony's behavior ties up a good chunk of my class. There's his late entrance. His refusal to sit in his assigned seat. His refusal to read quietly.
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