Monthly Archives: March 2015


PaleoResource: Thinking Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman’s work, Thinking Fast and Slow is a must read for all educators. In it Kahneman walks the reader through the decades of his Nobel Prize winning research in the area of neuro-psychology. Throughout his work he champions the notion of the dichotomy of brain function known as the […]


The Incredible Shrinking Brain

Our brains are shrinking. A recent study done by a group of paleo-anthropologists from the University of Wisconsin has found that the average human brain today is significantly smaller (200 cubic centimeters) when compared to the average human brain during the paleolithic era. (McAuliffe, 2011) Before we dive headfirst into this […]


The Problem with Online Textbooks and Why You’ll Struggle to Read This 1

You will probably struggle to read this. And here’s why. According to research done by Naomi S. Baron, a professor of linguistics at the Department of Language and Foreign Studies at American University, only 16% of people read online text word for word. (Ronsenwald, 2015) That means there is an […]