The biggest moment of my life

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results”.- Albert Einstein I can’t describe the feelings that raced through my body as I was walking towards my girlfriend. This would be the last time she would be my fiancée, as she was about to become my wife. I sensed the energy of my family and my closest fr....

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Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education

With the release of an updated EDUCAUSE on Campus toolkit, Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education, Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) completes a trio of publications intended to guide those of you who are interested in making the move towards tech-enabled next generation learning. Complementing the recently revised....

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The Science of Thinking Smarter

John Med­ina, Direc­tor of the Brain Cen­ter for Applied Learn­ing Research at Seattle Pacific University, and author of Brain Rules: 12 Prin­ci­ples for Sur­viv­ing and Thriv­ing at Work, Home, and School, wrote a great article for us on Brain Rules: sci­ence and prac­tice, bringing brain research to daily life. (more…)....

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The Science of Positive Thinking: How Positive Thoughts Build Your Skills, Boost Your Health

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But "positive thinking" is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like "work ethic" or "persistence." But those views may be changing. Research is beginning ....

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