Friday, October 28, 2011
Probably not. According to the American Psychological Association the nation’s adolescents are at risk for cognitive and emotional difficulties, poor academic performance, accidents and psychopathology. It seems that adolescent sleep patterns have been poorly understood for some time. …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Someday historians will look back on the generation of today’s “40-somethings” as the last literary generation of American society, the last one to grow up witlessly blessed with the benefit of having to satisfy their curiosity and entertain themselves through …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
You may have heard about the intriguing findings of this recent study published in Nature that show that IQ scores among teenagers are quite variable over time and, moreover, that these changes in IQ are related to changes in the physical structure of the brain. That’s right. For many years it was assumed that intelligence, as measured by IQ tests, was fairly set for life. It was thought that IQ scores from testing conducted in childhood were pretty good predictors of future cognitive function, and even of future academic success and earning potential.
Monday, October 17, 2011
It’s been a while since we’ve posted a Resource Round-Up here on Learning Diversity, so we figured what better time than now to present you with the best links on the web to help your student, child, or yourself!…
Friday, October 14, 2011
Here’s another great RSA Animate video, this time explaining the main ideas of Daniel Pink’s recent book Drive.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
In his book Drive, author Daniel Pink attempts to make the case that our whole notion of extrinsic reward for work is flawed, at least in the 21st century. (define extrinsic reward here). Pink cites psychological research to argue that extrinsic motivators are detrimental to output on the job. He does, however, make the exception for routine, algorithmic work. (why does he make this exception, why may motivation be different for this type of work?) Pink states that “Our current business operating system—which is built around external, carrot-and-stick motivators—doesn’t work and often does harm.”
Monday, October 10, 2011
It’s a tricky business trying to predict college success. Whose success? Male students? Female? White? Latino? ESL? wealthy? And what kind of success? Finishing college in four years? Getting “good” grades freshman year, all 4 years? Getting a high-paying job …