Category: Articles

Positive Psychology and Valuing Meaning over Happiness

The birth of Positive Psychology is traced back to Professor Martin Seligman’s Presidential Address in the APA’s 1998 Annual Report in which he wrote: “Positive psychology should not only have as a useful side effect the prevention of serious mental

The Moral Foundations of Political Divisiveness

What is the cause of Political Divisiveness? Well, let’s first define politics, for the purposes of our discussion, as the activities associated with the governance of a city, state or country. Political thought and ideas are what drive the decisions

Understanding By Design – The Problem of Goal Setting

One of the cornerstones of Wiggins and McTighe’s “Understanding by Design” philosophy is backward design. The idea of backward design means that a teacher first focuses on the outcomes or results and then choose materials and approaches to reach that

5 Ways to Learn Faster

Lifehack is going to help us all learn better and faster. By following these five learning hacks, you’ll be learning faster before the New Year even comes. These aren’t really cheats or shortcuts but practical ways to learn faster which

When to be Mean to Lean

In recent times, the Lean Startup as developed by Steve Blank and Eric Reis has become the most populars startup Methodology of our time. It consists of fleshing out your idea with a Business Model Canvas; getting to product-market fit

Did I Just Read That? Why Great Non-fiction Books Don’t Seem to Stick.

Have you ever read an amazing non-fiction book and realized as soon as you finished it that you can’t even remember the main points? You’re not alone. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “I can’t remember the books I’ve read any

*VIDEO: The 7 Habits in 3 Minutes*

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven Covey is an-all time best selling classic, having sold 25 million copies in 40 different languages. The habits can be seen as 7 perspectives that serve as a guide to success

Can MOOCs Teach Teachers How to Teach

In the famed five phase Hype Cycle, MOOCs are currently in the Trough of Disillusionment (Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver). A University of Pennsylvania study of 1 million MOOC users who participated in 16 of the

6 Part High School Course on Software and Startups with Notes, Graphics and Videos

Here is a 6 Part High School Course on Software and Startups with Notes, Graphics and Videos of a course we taught over the 2014-2015 school year 1) The Rise of Software and Startups 2) Business Models and Product Market

Happiness is Overrated

In the past 20 years, research into the subject of happiness has exploded. Thousands of books have been published on the subject in recent years. One relevant finding is that happiness and its focus on life-satisfaction is overrated and a