Hard talks with children

Being parents, we want our children to have all the benefits of our experience. Conveying this experience in a clear and helpful form is not an easy task. We cannot expect to succeed every time, yet some simple tools help to get the message across. For this article, I collected information by reading here, here, …

Learning with feelings

Usually, when we discuss learning we address anything but feelings. This can be very convenient if our feelings are tuned with what we learned.  When our feelings are in the way of what we learn, we try to activate the willpower and concentrate on more intellectual and technical aspects of learning. Sometimes we would like …

Learning that shapes us

While there is some correlation between the success at school and success in life, this correlation is weak. Even the connection between school grades and research success is not always clear. We can find ourselves in changing roles as a student, a researcher, and a teacher with very different requirements at each stage of our career.  …

The Key to Successful Education Is Investment

Education is one of the main investments in our culture. Countries invest in schools, parents often do the homework tegether with kids, tutors are highered for the hard subjects, then we assume huge debts for the academic degree, and spend a lot of our time in the university for the advanced degree. This sort of …

Things I learnt raising my own children

It is very easy to give other people advice on raising their children. We even wrote this course on Udemy. How we raise our own children is a different matter. Here we apply not what we believe to be right, but what can be done with our resources. I will share some of my own …

Why US education is broken

It is no secret that the US education is broken. Some challenges are very specific to the american way of life, and other challenges are universal. Since this blog is read by people worldwide, usually I focus on universal  issues. In this guest article, Alyssa Johnson tries to address the issues which tend to be specific …

How The VR Classroom Represents the Future of Education

Virtual and augmented reality devices are entering our lives and schools. As new technologies enter our lives, we are constantly looking for new ways to make the technology work for us. Quite often, it is simple and straightforward. It is pretty clear how to use virtual or augmented reality for entertainment. Using it for education …

Why you need one on one with Anna

One on one with Anna over Skype is the best and most exclusive product we offer. In my mind, all of you are heroes simply because it requires a lot of courage and dedication to change yourself in a profound way. Yet even heroes need help, and here we come to your aid. I will …

How to Implement Design Thinking in the Classroom

You have probably noticed, that around 50% of our new content is dedicated to guest articles.  Brenda Savoie is a private English tutor and desperate dreamer. Writing her first romantic novel. Check her blog Best Writing Clues.  Find her on Twitter and Facebook. This particular subject was chosen for several reasons. First, it is very …

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 …