• 25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills

    June 9th, 2016 14 Comments Features
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    Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication. 1. Learn more verbs. Verbs are one of the most powerful tools in a writer’s toolbox. Consider the following sentence, from Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: “If you… Read More

  • 35 TED-Ed Lessons for Teachers and Students

    June 2nd, 2016 No Comments Features

    Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customised lesson around the video. Users can then distribute… Read More

  • How to Fail Intelligently

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    “The question, ‘Would you go back and undo your errors’ is unanswerable. It’s only useful to ask, what wisdom have you learned from your misjudgments that will help you going forward?” –David Brooks In the early 1990s, researcher Kevin Dunbar conducted an investigation into the way scientists deal with failed experiments. Observing four biochemistry labs… Read More