Smile to win

No matter how much we know and how productive we are, we do need the help of other people. Communication with others can be the biggest source of fulfilment and of frustration. Today I offer you reading here, here, here, here, here, and here. Smile, the superweapon Smiling is easy and effective. When we smile …

Five Simple Habits That Will Transform Your Writing Forever

This blogs welcomes high quality guest posts. Today we publish an article by  Christina Battons. Christina Battons is an author and content strategist who helps people and students succeed at writing, self-education, professional development and more by sharing with them my knowledge. Nowadays writing blog posts at various sites, available on Twitter.  The reason I …

Tips on exercising your brain

We address memory training quite seriously and have many different exercises on our site. In this post, I want to share some training tips inspired by this, this, this and this articles. Specific and generic training If you research a subject or write a code, you do many different and seemingly unconnected tasks. It is …

Strategic studying

There are many reasons to study. Some people study to get a degree and find a job. Others study because of their curiosity. When we study to fill in the gap in our capabilities and reach a bigger goal, I would call it a strategic studying. Here I discuss the way I handle strategic studying. …

Do coaching classes help students with their academic studies?

This is a guest article by Charles Griver. He describes himself as “a professional writer who deals with varieties of areas including academic writing, original content writing, blog article writing and so on. Charles has started his career as a writer after completing his Masters in English Language and Literature from UC Berkeley.” The author …

Creativity: deconstucting the problem solving skills

There is a lot of interest in metalearning and metacognition. Metalearning deals with deconstructing the way we learn. Metacognition deals with deconstructing the way we solve problems. Today I prepared an especially good selection of reading material. Please do spend your time to read here, here, here, here, and here. Four stages of problem solving …

Fixing our education

The education system is arguably broken, so it must be easy to improve the situation for some people. How can we do that? There are many ways to address the issue. In fact we have a dedicated course about it. Here are some small ideas that did not quite make it into the course materials. …

Is willpower limited?

The words “resilience”, “perseverance” and “grit” are used interchangeably in modern education. Is is justified? Should we train and manage our willpower? This is a common subject in our blog. For today’s references check here, here, here, here, here and here. Vocabulary issue: resilience vs perseverance vs grit There are small differences between these terms, …

Phonological awareness

This post was built in a very unusual way. Anna shared with me some of here thoughts and asked me to write a post to clarify the issues. I performed a short research starting with wikipedia and found more professional publications here,here, here, here and here. Sounds and letters Simply put, phonological awareness is the …

5 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Mentoring

This guest post was written by a very young journalist, Mia Stokes. This is how she defines herself: “I am a journalist. I use my writing skills in a professional manner to help people to find something useful, informative and relevant to their interests. I’m happy to share my knowledge, tips, and advice in my articles. …