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Top 7 FAQs On Brain Fitness And Neuroplasticity

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

I have selected the 7 most common questions on brain fitness and neuroplasticity, and answered them here. I hope you enjoy the FAQ session.

Are "Learning Styles" Important In Teaching Methods?

Russell Poldrack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Poldrack

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 the American Genius for Math Vanished

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

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...

Learning, Naturally

Michelle Howard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Howard

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.

The Genesis of "Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us"

Mike Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mike Rose

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?".

Seattle Teen Gives Rwandan Girls The Gift of Education

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

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...

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: The Holiday Bake Sale That Wasn't

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

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.

What's Wrong With Our Schools?

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

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?

Rethink Learning, Now

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Chaltain

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.

Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

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.

Architects Go Back to School and Design the Classroom of the Future

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cameron Sinclair

The 2009 Open Architecture Challenge brought together more that 7000+ students, teachers and building professionals to work on upgrading and expanding their learning environments.

No Whining, No Griping, No Complaining: Take the Challenge and Reap the Rewards!

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

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 Medium is the Message

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

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.

What Are Your Joy Cravings?

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

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

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

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.

Volunteering Time and Talent in Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Harnett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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. ...

Five Ways to Increase Your Brain Power

Sondra Kornblatt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sondra Kornblatt

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.

Why Wolfram Alpha Flopped

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

Let's be blunt: Wolfram Alpha is terrible because Stephen Wolfram doesn't respect and fear data.

The Real Homeland Security | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What is homeland security when the youth cannot afford education to secure a future? I want to change what homeland security means.

Teacher as an Observer

Robert Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Rose

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.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Greg Mortenson Helps Kids Escape Life as "Slum-Dogs"

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naazish YarKhan

Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and his charity Central Asia Institute, have got to be one of my favorite success stories.

Conscious Self-Creation

M.J. Ryan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

When we set an intention and follow through with it into action, ultimately we are involved in the grand act of conscious self-creation.

Peaceful Revolution: Afterschool For All

Jodi Grant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Grant

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.

Look at the Character Strengths You're Cultivating

M.J. Ryan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

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.

I Want to Get Rid of Tony

Dennis Danziger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Danziger

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.