Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Good teachers worth their weight in gold

Everyone knows what a difference a good teacher can make; this article shows that some of this difference can be measured by the increased income of the student.  From The Economist, Oct 12th 2013 :

Knowledge for earnings’ sake

Good teachers have a surprisingly big impact on their pupils’ future income

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May 18, 2014 Posted by | education, learning | , , | Leave a comment

Increase Your Intelligence

Wonderful article on how to maximize your cognitive potential from Scientific American:

You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential

By Andrea Kuszewski | Monday, March 7, 2011

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March 16, 2011 Posted by | behaviour, brain, education | , , | Leave a comment

Essentials you didn’t learn in school

Real useful stuff.  From Wired magazine:

7 Essential Skills You Didn’t Learn in College

December 7, 2010 Posted by | education | , , | Leave a comment