The Basic Motivators of Human Behavior

The Basic Motivators of Human Behavior “I don’t understand you” is a common cry of frustration when someone’s behavior proves inexplicable and inconveniencing to the complainer. Worse yet is the attitude that never gives a thought to understanding the other party, but simply assumes “any idiot could see I’m right, and I owe nothing to anyone who’s dumber than an idiot.” Where people resent … [Read more...] about The Basic Motivators of Human Behavior

The Real Connection between Proper Sleep and Learning

How Proper Sleep Improves Learning If you want your children at their best and brightest in school—and in life’s other learning experiences—one of the best things to do is make sure they get enough sleep. Here’s why. We’re always hearing that Americans don’t get enough sleep—and always convincing ourselves that we can (or must) live on six hours a night. If your kids put up a fuss about … [Read more...] about The Real Connection between Proper Sleep and Learning

The Real Connection between Nutrition and Learning

How Proper Nutrition Improves Learning If you want your children at their best and brightest in school—and in life’s other learning experiences—one of the best things to do is feed them a healthy diet. Here’s why. You don’t hear the aphorism “fish is brain food” much anymore. Still, there’s a fair amount of truth in it—not that fish has any monopoly on nourishing the brain. Most healthy … [Read more...] about The Real Connection between Nutrition and Learning

The Importance of Learning by Doing

Let your Kids Learn by Doing It’s unfortunate that so many of us, after mastering walking, talking, counting, reading, and driving, develop the attitude that further learning is to be undertaken only under duress. Why subject ourselves to the physical and emotional difficulties of new challenges? Why bother with audacious long-term goals where we have no guarantee of success? Why risk … [Read more...] about The Importance of Learning by Doing

Benefits of Student-Led Learning

Benefits of Student-Led Learning Traditional classrooms center on teacher-led learning: the teacher sets all goals, plans all lessons, and generally runs a tight ship. Advocates of this approach, if it ever occurs to them there might be any alternative, say teacher-led classes are more orderly and keep the learning focused on well-considered goals and purposes.   Of course, if the only … [Read more...] about Benefits of Student-Led Learning