Desirable Difficulty & How We Can Learn Better

Earth marble with pen on computerIn choices about life and learning, most people wouldn’t choose “difficult”. But in learning, difficult can sometimes lead to better knowledge retention…

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China & Coal: Powering a Developing Economy

Relief globe showing Asia and the Pacific Rim. copyright March, 2005 Bill FrymireHistorically, many countries rely heavily on coal for their power generation needs when they are developing their economy…

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Balancing: how transformation can change your outlook

balanced rocks
The common river rock assumes a texture based on its placement within the river. Each rock is washed over for years and years, smoothing out the edges of the rock, changing the shape to conform to the water’s will. Transformations occur within nature as a matter of course; a caterpillar becomes a butterfly; a tree grows from a single seed into a towering giant…

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