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Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Lateral Thinking Puzzles
Lateral thinking puzzles that challenge your preconceptions. 1. You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. 2. An old friend who once saved your life. 3. Knowing that there can only be one passenger in your car, whom would you choose? Hint: You can make everyone happy. Solution: The old lady of course! 2. Hint: The police only know two things, that the criminal's name is John and that he is in a particular house. Solution: The fireman is the only man in the room. 3. Hint: He is very proud, so refuses to ever ask for help. Solution: The man is a dwarf. 4. Hint: It does not matter what the baby lands on, and it has nothing to do with luck. Solution: The baby fell out of a ground floor window. 5. Hint: His mother was an odd woman. Solution: When Bad Boy Bubby opened the cellar door he saw the living room and, through its windows, the garden. 6. 7.

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Creativity across the life-span: A systems view Csikszentmihalyi, M. Talent Development III, pp. 9-18 Gifted Psychology Press 1995 This article by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi looks at three major issues related to creativity over a lifespan. They are: what can be learned about creativity; a model of optimal aging; and how to work with creative children. The author based this work on six years of interviews with scores of older adults who are still actively creative. I am going to talk about a set of studies on creativity which focuses on adults and which will result in a book scheduled to appear next year (Csikszentmihalyi, 1996).

Online Educational Games Looking for a great online game (that’s FREE!) to supplement a certain subject? Well bookmark this page….and come back often as links will be continuously added! Search our sub-pages above according to subject and age level and find some relief for those energetic kinesthetic learners you have! Educational games are a fantastic way to teach hands-on learners, but obviously benefit visual and auditory learners as well. Flashcards to Learn 168 Cognitive Biases – Tradecraft – Medium Props to the crew of sales & growth folks at Tradecraft who helped put this together: Christian Lorentzen, Karen L. Hu, Omar Abdon, and Taso Kasaris. Also of course to Buster Benson for his work organizing the Wikipedia list of cognitive biases into a cohesive story about the frailty of the human mind. Our minds, after all, love a good cohesive story :)

8 Things About Concentrating “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. Free Flash Who Wants to be a Millionaire Review Game Flash Who Wants to be a Millionaire was designed by a teacher for use in the classroom as a SmartBoard review game. This site has all of the tools needed to create a Who Wants to be a Millionaire review game, download your game for free, and play Who Wants to be a Millionaire in your classroom. You can also play Flash Who Wants to be a Millionaire online.

Your Cheat Sheet for Re-creating the Hottest Graphic Design Trends Your Cheat Sheet for Re-creating the Hottest Graphic Design Trends I’m a strong believer in hiring a professional designer to brand one’s business as soon as financially viable. In the meantime however, with a little Photoshop savvy, artists and crafters can take advantage of the abundance of quality Photoshop tutorials and free resources available online. In this post, I’ll point you towards six of the hottest design trends together with beginner-level Photoshop tutorials that show you how to do it yourself.

English's Big Activity Book Speaking & Listening Skills I-Spy Students can lead this very simple game where they think of something that they can see in the classroom (or wherever you are) and the others have to guess what it is. Students give a clue by saying the first letter, for example, if they are thinking about the clock on the wall, they would say, ‘I spy with my little eye, something beginning with C.’ A quick game that gets the students thinking about the vocab relating to their immediate environment.

The size of my problem thermometer We all encounter problems routinely. Some of them are caused by our own mistakes, such as sleeping through the alarm or missing a meeting. Some are caused by others, (a stolen wallet) and some are just bad luck (getting stuck in a traffic jam)! Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom This is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom. If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, please submit it. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Number of Submissions: 132 The newest addition is at the top of the page.

Sketchnotes 101: The Basics of Visual Note-taking Welcome to the second article in the the new Core77 "Sketchnotes Channel" ( where we'll be exploring the application of visual thinking tools in the worlds of design and creative thinking. So you say you're ready to start sketchnoting. Maybe you're not much of a sketcher but you take a lot of notes, and are interested in making them more meaningful and interesting, but you're afraid your drawings are too crude. For you, it's important to stress that sketchnotes—although they are inherently a visual medium—do not require drawing ability of any kind. Essentially they're about transforming ideas into visual communication; structuring thoughts and giving hierarchy to concepts can be completed with strictly text and a few lines. Maybe you're perpetually drawing and want to try and make your notes more useful and engaging but you are afraid of imposing structure to your normally freeform way of sketching.

5 amazing observation puzzles Below you can find 5 observation puzzles, which means that the answers may be more obvious than you think. The stars (*) indicate the difficulty of each puzzle. If you manage to find the answers, write them in comments at the bottom of the page! Good luck! Puzzle 1 “Names” (*) Anna’s mother has three other sons.

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