Author Archives: Saga Briggs
When we stop talking about creativity and innovation in abstract terms and start thinking about how they originate, we get divergent thinking. Divergent thinking is more than thinking outside the box; it’s thinking without the box, and imposing structure later. Continue reading
The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder. Continue reading
There is an incredible amount to be said for the small difference educators make daily in the lives of students and colleagues, but many of us don’t realize how easy it can be to expand that difference to a global scale. Countless organizations and individuals across the world are involved in an international education movement that brings communities and cultures together in the name of human progress. Continue reading
Imagine a world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completion; where a network of schools offers international-quality education, affordable tuition, and serves hundreds of thousands of children in economically disadvantaged countries; and where a comprehensive learning environment seamlessly connects the classroom with the opportunities of the digital world for young students. Educators across the world have been using design thinking to create such a world. Continue reading
This article discusses 35 proven psychological phenomena that affect you and your students’ learning every day..
When learners interact with content, they leave behind ‘digital breadcrumbs,’ so to speak, which offer clues about the learning process. We’re now able to collect and track this data through learning management systems (LMSs), social networks, and other media that measure how students interpret, consider, and arrive at conclusions about course material. Continue reading
It’s been 25 years since the field of neuroeducation first reared its head in academia. Spearheaded in 1988 by the Psychophysiology & Education Special Interest Group, educational neuroscience is now the focus of many research organizations around the world. To celebrate the progress of this monumental discipline, we have compiled a list of the 25 most significant findings in neuroscience education over the past 25 years. Continue reading