Psych2go Thoughtful Learning Blog | Thoughtful Learning: Curriculum for 21st Century Skills, Inquiry, Project-Based Learning, and Problem-Based Learning All teachers teach basic literacy: students learn any subject by reading, writing, speaking, and listening. These days, we also need to teach more advanced literacies, such as knowing how to use technology and manage information. But how can we teach all of those literacies? Is there a simple approach that makes sense of literacy in science, history, art, literature, computers, math, drama, and media? Yes. Every communication situation has five components: sender, message, medium, receiver, and context.
Love the Grows: Questions You Should Ask Before Marriage In my marriage class in my first semester of college, our teacher gave us a handout (or should I say packet) with these questions. At first I was like "Holy shnikeys! This is way too many questions! But we did. At first it started with asking the interesting questions, but then we asked them all, wondering if maybe the answer would be different than we expected. From answering these questions we talked about how we plan on raising and disciplining our kids, who will manage the bills, what our parents should and shouldn't know about, what we believe our flaws are. Here's some of the questions I think are really important to have an understanding on in your marriage. I don't necessarily believe the answers to these questions will make or break your marriage, but I do believe that opening up the lines of communication and honestly talking about the important things these questions bring up IS important. CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THESE QUESTIONS Sex/Romance/Love The Past Trust
The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. 1) How to Break Bad Habits If you are trying to stop smoking , swearing, or chewing your nails, you have probably tried the strategy of distracting yourself - taking your mind off whatever it is you are trying not to do - to break the habit. J. 2) How to Make Everything Seem Easier J. 3) How To Manage Your Time Better M. J.
100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House Want to know how to fix that broken cabinet or hang up some great wallpaper? Business and Management If you feel like you’re seriously lacking on business and management skills at work, no need to worry. KnowThis? Language and Writing Those who want to learn a new language, improve their writing skills or just learn more about literature will be well-served by these instructional sites. Technology These tech-focused sites offer help to both technophiles and beginners alike. Math S.O.S.
15 Honest Questions The Person You Marry Should Be Able To Answer Marriage really is a beautiful thing. I used to think it was a bit pointless, just a piece of paper that allows you an extra tax cut. However, the more I thought about it, the more I learned to appreciate what marriage could be. Marriage gets a bad rap because most people are really bad at it. I used to believe people couldn’t possibly promise to love someone else in 10, 20 years when neither their partners nor they will be the same people they are now. Simone Becchetti Regardless, we still want that promise because it gives us courage to give ourselves to another without reservations. You may not be able to keep that promise, but you can keep the promise to do your best to be an amazing life partner. 1. People seem to feel this is a question that doesn’t especially need answering. Loving someone is a very selfish act, and it’s okay. 2. “Because I love you” is not a good answer. Your partner should be able to tell you what life experiences he or she hopes to share with you. 3. 4. 5. 6.
8 Important Reasons To Let Go Of People Who No Longer Play An Important Part In Your Life There comes a point in every person's life when he or she parts ways with someone: ex, friend and anyone in between. Upon first meeting this person, there's a sweet beginning, but once you come to really know each other and grow comfortable, you suddenly realize that the relationship no longer brings any particular value to your life and is perhaps, even detrimental. Sometimes, we hold on to people purely based on how long we have known them. Time can tie people together, but if you feel as though there's nothing substantial keeping you connected, time is not a strong enough reason to hold on to something that's simply no longer worth holding onto. We grow complacent with people once we're comfortable with them. Fear is another reason why we can't move on. Sometimes, things are better left as mere memories. If anything, there's now too much pressure and expectation in the air to recreate what you both once had. 1. People simply grow a part, which is perfectly normal. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
The world's most intriguing lists Few lines in cinema history are as famous as “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” – a response given by Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind to Scarlett O’Hara’s question, “Where shall I go? What shall I do?” But it could have been so different. Two months before the film’s release, US censors deemed the word “damn” to be offensive and asked for it to be removed. (Courtesy of Daniel Selznick) Albert Einstein, 1914 By 1914, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein’s marriage to his wife of 11 years, Mileva Maric, was fast deteriorating. Conditions. A. 1. that my clothes and laundry are kept in good order; 2. that I will receive my three meals regularly in my room; 3. that my bedroom and study are kept neat, and especially that my desk is left for my use only. B. 1. my sitting at home with you; 2. my going out or travelling with you. C. 1. you will not expect any intimacy from me, nor will you reproach me in any way; 2. you will stop talking to me if I request it; D. Johnny Cash, date unknown Acque.
23 Psychological Life Hacks to get an Advantage Have you always wondered about the subtle things you can do to totally improve the outcome of a situation? It is something that I have constantly been thinking about. After spending some time searching up on the subject I came across some incredible bits of advice from a reddit discussion. 23 psychological Life Hacks to get a Situational advantage. When you first meet people try to notice their eye color while also smiling at them. 3 Books to Pick up more Psychological Life Hacks Check out these articles! Share these great tips with your friends! Lateral Thinking Puzzles - Preconceptions 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.
Gingko Biloba: A 'Living Fossil' With Life-Extending Properties By Sayer Ji Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Those interested in learning how to enhance their longevity may want to look to Gingko Biloba, whose very existence today as a “living fossil” speaks volumes to its ability to survive conditions that would otherwise kill or dramatically shorten the lifespan of most other species. There is a thread of biological immortality woven into all things that are living. Anything that breathes or pulsates with life today contains within its germline genetic information that originated from a last universal common ancestor (LUCA), and from which all living things — plants, bacteria, fungi and animal included — descended. Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living plant, and is known as a “living fossil” because it has no close living relatives, and appears to be the same as a plant species dating back 270 million years (Permian) in the fossil record. A word of caution for those who wish to use ginkgo biloba. Article Resources [i] Anne Eckert.