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Teaching Without Words: A Conversation With Researcher Matthew Petersen

Matthew Petersen is an extremely smart person who as a child struggled with dyslexia and the way he was taught in the traditional school system—a system that focuses on words and numbers.

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3 Reasons Why Schools Neglect Spatial Intelligence

In Why Don’t We Value Spatial Intelligence? I stressed that as a society we have neglected spatially talented students who are not as good with words and numbers but who are quite talented at manipulating figures and shapes in their minds. In this article, I offer a few reasons as to why schools tend to neglect spati...

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Your Smartphone Might Be Making You Smarter

The New York Times just published an interesting debate asking "Are People Getting Dumber?" James Flynn says that we are now "thinking in more sophisticated ways," Steven Pinker claims that "we are living in a period of extraordinary intellectual accomplishment," andLinda Gottfredson argues that "modern innovations mak...

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Q&A: The Educational World Is Flat

Tom Vander Ark is an educational innovator who thinks like an engineer. He is currently the CEO of Open Educational Solutions, a partner in Learn Capital, and director of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning. Previously he served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and was the Executive Director ...

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Why Don’t We Value Spatial Intelligence?

Consider this. Ever since you were a kid, can you remember taking a standardized test that didn’t have a math or verbal section? I can’t. Pretty much all of them have math, science, English, reading, and maybe writing sections. Even when you got to high school, and you took the SAT or ACT, there were verbal, math, ...

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