Saturday, September 20, 2014

Delayed Gratification: Beyond the Marshmallow Test

You remember psychologist Walter Mischel's famous marshmallow test, right? If not, click here for a quick review and a cute video.

Well, a recent npr segment discusses research that was done on the way people park their cars — drive straight in v. back in — AND the correlation it has to a country's economy. Listen to Shanker Vedantam's entertaining and enlightening npr piece #19 "Parking Behavior May ReflectEconomic Drive."

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Chance in the World

I first learned of Steve Pemberton from the recent NAIS Annual Conference venue where he was a keynote speaker. His life story intrigued me enough for me to buy his book and read it. While his story is a model of success, I was horrified to read about his early life as a foster child. Grounded in reality, Pemberton writes with sincerity and honesty, and a balanced sense of diversity.

John Chubb, President of NAIS, wrote eloquently about Pemberton's conference keynote address in a NAIS Bulletin.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Evolution of the College Degree OR Online/Blended/Hybrid Learning - Part II

I came across this very informative article "The Evolution of the College Degree" that I think you will enjoy perusing, especially as it pertains to online learning. The multi-page graphic is excellent.