The ability of young children to control their emotional and cognitive impulses, it turns out, is a remarkably strong indicator of both short-term and long-term success, academic and otherwise.
Developing executive function skills (as these skills are called) is a matter of practice not (just) of genes and early childhood experiences.
via Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control?
Want to live more consciously? Wonder what that even means? Here are 4 posts by Deepak Chopra that talk about “skills in consciousness.”
[Skills in consciousness] are skills that anyone can learn – and benefit from – even though people casually use “consciousness” and “awareness” in a fuzzy way. Being aware isn’t passive.
The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills:
If you are then you might be doing some of the following:
- Taking the time to reply to people
- See things from another’s perspective
- Invite others to join in
- Reach out and connect. Build the human connection.
- Having conversations awakens the collective intelligence of the system to grow itself.
- Be vulnerable and allow yourself to be transformed.
via 6 Tips for Open Collaboration « emergent by design.
An appeal to experimentation and prototyping in education by a 13-year old: This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education