by Christopher Wanjek | September 03, 2013 12:21pm ET published in Live Science The idea that one side of the brain is dominant is a myth, researchers say. It’s the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it’s all bunk. Popular culture would have you believe that logical, methodical… Continue reading Left Brain vs. Right: It’s a Myth, Research Finds
By MOLLY BAKER[TINKERING Brothers Noah and Jacob take a break from engineering with some recreational gun play near their cardboard-box stronghold.Like a lot of boys, Jacob and Noah Budnitz like to build things. And they like to take things apart. re identifying projects that teach these skills. Photo: Rich Addicks for The Wall Street Journal.… Continue reading Parents Encourage Creativity in Kids by Helping Them Tinker – WSJ.com
Posted by Kerala Taylor on December 5, 2012 If you thought knitting a sweater required patience, try knitting a playground. That’s right—Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam (pictured right) challenges our understanding of what a playground can look like by creating breathtaking, interactive “sculptures” from colorful nylon ropes. ArchDaily editor Vanessa Quirk recently sat down with… Continue reading The artist who knitted a playground | KaBOOM!
You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering (STEM), but here’s a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts. They serve as a reminder that the arts — while important to… Continue reading Top 10 skills children learn from the arts
In this article ex-Barrister, Trainer and Executive Coach, Neil Seligman digests the latest scientific discoveries on the benefits of presence, mindfulness and meditation that all professionals should know about. 1 . MEDITATION REDUCES THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE The latest study into the long assumed physical benefits of meditation has shown the strongest… Continue reading 7 REASONS WHY FIRMS SHOULD INVEST IN MEDITATION FOR STRESSED EXECUTIVES | TrainingZone.co.uk