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Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School

Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response.

According to Reddit user Alxmog1, students at Xavier High School in New York wrote to their favorite ...

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 16, 2014 12:55 PM

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut


Or, we embrace compassionate schools where future generations are taught that life is choice and decision --- which have human and environmental consequences.


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How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes

How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Are you a Dr. Watson or a Sherlock Holmes?If we could choose between a Watsonian and Holmesian mind, I’m sure most of us would prefer Holmes. He’s brilliant and perceptive: the consummate problem-solver.

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Really interesting article. I particularly liked the idea of a brain break.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:29 PM

How to practice mindfulness, memory storage and person perception with Holmesian devotion ... or at the very least read the new book by Maria Konnikova that says you can train your brain to be a creative problem solver just like Sherlock!


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8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The swimmers body illusion and other ways our brains play tricks on us.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:13 PM

Guilty of quite a few of these - a good read and some pointers to further useful material.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:25 PM

From the article:  Clearly, it’s normal for us to be irrational and to think illogically, especially when language acts as a limitation to how we think, even though we rarely realize we’re doing it. Still, being aware of the pitfalls we often fall into when making decisions can help us to at least recognize them, if not avoid them.


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