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Soft skills for hard results. Thinking is the beginning of creation and creation is the beginning of realisation.
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Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You

One of the best ways to solve problems in life is to use the mental model of inversion. Read this article to learn how to become a better thinker today.
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Inversion: Inversion is counterintuitive. It is not obvious to spend time thinking about the opposite of what you want.

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We should be asking more stupid questions

We should be asking more stupid questions | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
illusion of understanding.
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The human brain is not great at storing massive amounts of information verbatim. It is great at extracting abstract principles to allow us to figure how to behave in completely new situations

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 11, 9:27 AM
Questions drive teaching and learning as is evident in the article.
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Why Verizon May Sell Its Data Centers

Why Verizon May Sell Its Data Centers | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it

Rumors have it that Verizon is going to sell its network of 48 data centers for $2.5 billion.

Reports of the planned sale emerged this week, with no indication as to why Verizon might be doing so.

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“Customers, especially larger enterprises, are less apt today to want to purchase a bundle of telco, managed hosting, security and other services in a way that Verizon might sell to them as a package,”

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Anna Vital -  How To Think Visually Using Visual Analogies Most...

Anna Vital -  How To Think Visually Using Visual Analogies Most... | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
 How To Think Visually Using Visual Analogies

Most research in cognitive science explores how we see things but little research is done on how we understand what we see.

Understanding is the ultimate test of how good your visualization is. So how can you make people understand? Show something familiar and analogize. If you know nothing else about visualization but pick the right analogy you are more than half way there. This is what a professional designer does - and there is no substitute
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What is your preferred visual thinking mode?

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
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Critical Thinking is the process we use to reflect on assess and judge the assumption underlying our own and others ideas and efforts.

Creative thinking is the process we use to develop ideas that are unique, useful and worthy of further elaboration.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, March 7, 2015 5:22 PM

Above all we need maverick thinking and these models can help

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Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it

10/20/80

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Remember the 10/20/80 RulePeople remember 10% of what they hear. 20% of what they read and 80% of what they see and do.

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Infographic: How writing affects your brain

Infographic: How writing affects your brain | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
This infographic explains how writing helps your memory, how your brain reacts when it hears a story, why clichés are forgettable and more.
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hbdi-nl's curator insight, August 14, 2015 4:01 AM

Very interesting! It's all about Whole Brain learning ánd teaching ánd presentations ánd..... whatever!

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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model

The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model: wendell berry, digital literacy, citizenship, transfer
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Always be learning about learning. Learning to the key personal growth.

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Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
You wouldn't eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen?
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Use Cognitive Diversity to improve your thinking and problem solving abilities.

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The Science of Happiness: What data & biology reveal about our mood

The Science of Happiness: What data & biology reveal about our mood | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
While true happiness may have a different definition to each of us, science can give us a glimpse at the underlying biological factors behind happiness. From the food we eat to room temperature, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how our brains work and the moods that we are in. Understanding …
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Walking for 20 mins per day makes the brain happy

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to vi
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There is no right answer. You don't see things as they are - You see things as you are.

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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Todoist Blog

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity  | Todoist Blog | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Multitasking is bad for productivity and provokes many unnecessary distractions. Learn how it affects your brain and how to combat multitasking.
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Multitasking creates cognitive overload: mental traffic jams

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5 Ways To Be Inspired By Your Everyday Life

5 Ways To Be Inspired By Your Everyday Life | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
How to wake up, snap out of it, and let your everyday world be inspiring again.
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Feed your Curiosity. Success = acute observation of ordinary things

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The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned

The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Digital learning is here: what are the ten trends to make sense of this new landscape?
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Accelerating adoption of Cloud Services is creating “micro-learning” moments. Things we can quickly read, view, or consume and take only take 10 minutes or less.

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Phil Buckley's curator insight, May 11, 3:49 PM
Here is an excellent article by Josh Bersin on how corporate learning is evolving in the digital age.
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Why do you make bad decisions?

Why do you make bad decisions? | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Do you pride yourself on being a good decision-maker? Well, chances are you aren’t one, and don’t even know it. Like everyone else, you’re subject to cognitive bias, a limitation in you
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What are your Top #3 cognitive biases when it comes to decision making?

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How to train your brain for high performance

How to train your brain for high performance | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Here's how you can replicate the thought patterns of successful people.
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Be Inspired: "We all have deep within us something special that we might call 'inner magic' or a talent that wants to come out, or a dream that invites us to think about exploring a new direction in our lives."

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Ian Berry's curator insight, January 6, 2016 6:38 PM

David Ednie's comments spot on. Everyone is remarkable It's a matter of recognising this and acting accordingly

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The Power of Not Knowing

The Power of Not Knowing | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Build muscles to take on the unknown
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Build muscles to take on the unknown by unlearning what you think you know



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12 Secrets of the Human Brain to Use in Your Marketing [Infographic]

12 Secrets of the Human Brain to Use in Your Marketing [Infographic] | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Customer Behavior - Knowing how the human mind processes information and images can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer.
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The brain loves images, especially images of faces

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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair

Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of
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You can develop your brain by stimulating brain connectivity using stimuli such as video games. Now you can "play with your mind."

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How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015

How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015 | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
We never stop learning. But unlike our school days, when our brain is constantly challenged and exercised to become better, our adult lives don't make time for this. In 2015, give your brain a boost. It's easier than you think and takes only a few minutes of your life each day — something you can…
David Ednie's insight:

Build habits that build your ability to think and to grow.

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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
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8. Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations. Recontextualising what we already know.

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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.
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Are you using music used to activate multi-neural pathways as a key to accelerated learning?

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How Geniuses Think

How Geniuses Think | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Thumbnail descriptions of the thinking strategies commonly used by creative geniuses.
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Creative geniuses are geniuses because they know "how" to think, instead of "what" to think. They prepare themselves for chance.

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The Worst Thing You Can Do to Your Brain

The Worst Thing You Can Do to Your Brain | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
(And Vice Versa)The brain hasn't ever been unimportant, but it has risen to new heights in an age where neuroscience and genetics are sharply focused on it. We are gaining so much insight into brain
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The best thing you can do for your brian is to look upon your life as a continuing process of evolution.

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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Whole Brain Thinking | Scoop.it
Jey principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
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2) Balance Emotion and Cognition

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