The Importance of “Soft Skills”

                                                          Good teachers have the power to do much more than impart content information: They can change lives. They have the exciting opportunity to transform their students’ thinking by integrating new knowledge...

Fostering Creativity: Part 2

In a previous blog, I introduced a few general methods for incorporating creative thinking in the classroom. This entry will provide some specific techniques. Linda Flanagan, writing in the online educational newsletter of KQED,  MindShift, states: “Imaginative...

Fostering Creativity in the Classroom

Is creativity innate, or can it be taught?  This question is the subject of debate among educators, neuroscientists, and psychologists. Unfortunately, the current model of the American education system is based on a “factory model” that does not encourage...

Amazing Evidence for the Mind/Body Connection

In a past blog, I discussed how use of language affects morality. But the power of language expands far beyond moral issues.  In a lecture series in Great Courses,  Dr. Peter Vishton elaborates on the intricate connections between language and mind/body. He provides...