Great video on how new media can turn learning into a fun and creative endeavour. But it should not end in the classroom: you can apply this method for any meeting, workshop, and conference and use the face-to-face time in so much more valuable ways than to listen to someone read PowerPoint Slides out loud!
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.