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Evidence in Learning and Education

How people learn is a central aspect of education. Since learning figures so prominently in the entire field of education, it would make sense to review what we know about learning in light of what science tells us about the process. From behavioural studies to neuroimaging, we have learned a great deal about the process.

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6 Hacks to Do When You're Having a Really Bad Day at Work

Anyone can have a bad day. Sometimes even the smallest of things can trigger frustration and lead to a bad day. Something like waking up on the wrong side of the bed, or getting stuck in traffic on your way to home.

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Trauma Surrounds Us: Time to Deal

It is clear to me, particularly in light of the most recent and tragic shooting on a campus -- UNC-Charlotte -- that we need to do more than provide improved security and early detection of threats, although we surely need to do that. We need to address trauma. This is suggested in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today. The Chronicle piece notes trauma preparedness but also notes the effects of trauma post event and its wave-like nature, recurring with new triggers. Valuable observations and the link here.

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How to Lead Like Your Favorite Marvel Superheroes

More than 10 years and 18 movies, Marvel studios have given us some epic stories, characters, and films. Along with heavy doses of entertainment, these movies have also moved the audience in one way or the other.

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REJEX: For Anyone Who’s ever felt like an Outsider or been Bullied, You are not Alone...and there’s Help!

I’m excited to introduce my new novel, REJEX, which uses a fantasy platform to talk about “David vs Goliath” clashes going on today: technology vs humanity; big government and corporations vs individuals; and, increasingly, various bullies vs innocent victims.

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The Black Hole Image, Katie Bouman, Teamwork: How are These 3 Related?

April 10, 2019, was a historic day when the world finally got to see the first ever image of the black hole. The image showed a flaming yellow and black ring captured by eight telescopes, together called the Event Horizon Telescope. 

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Learning about College Admissions from Chris Russo

We can learn a lot actually by thinking deeply about the college admissions scandal. It shines a light on privilege, elite colleges and universities, the realities of what it takes (and who it takes) to get into an elite institution, the value of fame and connections, the role of money, the importance of pre-school, paid tutoring and the list goes on.