Monthly Archives: May 2014

Responding to the Shooting in California

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the violent shooting in California a few days ago.  Apparently, a young man named Elliot Rodger was very frustrated that he was not popular, couldn’t get involved in a relationship, and considered his height … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 18, 2014)

Children Preschoolers are usually better than college students at figuring out the technological gizmos because they’re less biased wen it comes to the cause and effect relationship of the technology. Studies show the the eldest sister gets a higher edge when it … Continue reading

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Students in Lecture-based Classes Perform More Poorly Than “Active-based” Classes

This seems obvious, but now we have some science to back it up.  In many engineering, science, and math classes, active-learning has increased grades, sometimes half a grade from an A- to a B+.  From the article itself: Freeman and … Continue reading

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Making Your Priorities Pop

When you make important life-changing decisions, it can be hard to calculate what you should do.  All of the options seem daunting and the details of those options seem incommensurable.  There’s an interesting site that helps weigh those options in … Continue reading

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