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Scotland - Brainsmart

Scotland - Brainsmart
Meet Your Brain 100 billion brain cells make you the person you are. Here's a beginner's guide to how they do it. Remembering lists Discover a powerful memory technique that'll help you remember lists easily. Prepare for the big day You’ve put in the work, so don’t waste your big moment.

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PLTS Wall Posters Draft Version 1 Have spent this morning compiling these draft A3 versions of student speak generic PLTS posters. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts. Thanks in advance :0) Can your mind sense future events? A very interesting research shows that human minds have the ability to sense future events approx 2 to 10 seconds before they occur. Researchers suspect that the subconscious minds sometimes know more than our conscious minds. It has been found that the conscious mind only controls the brain for about 5% of the time and the rest controlled by the subconscious mind.

Teens' night-time use of social media 'risks harming mental health' Teenagers who engage with social media during the night could be damaging their sleep and increasing their risk of depression and anxiety, research shows. More than 460 teenagers at a secondary school in Scotland were questioned about their general social media habits, and in particular their night-time use of sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as part of the study by Glasgow University. It found that while overall use of social media affects the quality of sleep, those who log on at night to respond to alerts are particularly affected. It remains unclear, however, whether it is social media that is damaging sleep, or whether teenagers turn to social media because they can’t sleep for some other reason.

6 ways to teach like an artist Note from 11-8-2013: I wrote this post at the end of summer. I've been developing the idea both in writing and by trying to live it out. After three months of that, I wrote a related article here: Five Benefits of Teaching Like an Artist “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein An online learning programme for researchers, students and staff at the University of Oxford Nowadays, merely undertaking interesting research is not enough to build a successful career as a researcher; it’s also crucial in the competitive world of academia to be able to demonstrate the impact, influence and reach of your research. This week our bonus thing explores the benefits of setting up Researcher Identifiers to create an accessible online presence for your research outputs. They can also help you to track and measure the impact of your scholarly research publications. If you are an academic, you are likely to have an online university profile. However, there are a number of other researcher profile systems or researcher identifiers that can link your publications and create a unique scholarly identity.

Mentoring Minds As we venture into the 21st century, we as a society, are faced with more innovation and challenge than ever before. We now live in an interconnected world, where the Internet and global communications are simultaneously uniting and isolating us as a society. How do we raise critical thinkers to best face the challenges that face our modern society? What changes in education methods should be implemented to create a better learning environment for these budding minds? To the Well-Intentioned but Ignorant Parents of Teenagers. – Kayla Nicole's Blog I’ve been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I must say something. Folks, stranger danger is a real thing. And even more real today than it was ten years ago thanks to, you guessed it, the internet.

Teaching Students to Dig Deeper Image credit: iStockphoto A backwoodsman went to a home improvement store and purchased a chainsaw to replace an old, worn-out saw. After a month, the backwoodsman returned the saw to the store, complaining, "It doesn't work worth a darn! I could hardly cut half the wood I normally do." The salesman, looking at the chainsaw and seeing nothing wrong with it, pulled the cord. The chainsaw started easily with a roar.

Google: 21 Amazing Things You Didn't Know You Could Do A while back someone posed a question to that great receptacle of crowd-sourced knowledge,Quora, asking "What are some lesser known Google search tips and hacks." We now present you with some of those answers, along with a couple of ours that you might not have known about. 21. A search for "do a barrel roll" or "Z or R twice" will spin the page... www.quora.com 20. Questioning Toolkit Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls. They are central to our lives.

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