Archive for the ‘Cognitive Skills’ Category

In praise of hard copies and writing things down …

May 25, 2018

Ran across an article by Eric McNulty —  the CEO of LinkedIn:  Journaling Can Boost Your Leadership Skills .

As the title suggests, he was advising busy managers to to take some time each day  to record their deep thoughts in a journal.

Seems like a reasonable idea … but that’s not what caught my attention.



As a teacher, I’ve had to adapt approaches to leverage the ways that students process information … especially as the world goes all-digital.

One of my conclusions: digital provides many benefits, but also seems to restrict our capability “go deep”, to “connect the dots” and to draw insights.

Why might that be true?



Should chess be taught in schools?

July 11, 2017

Chess players are smarter – DNA or training?


Interesting article from the American Council of Science and Health …

A group of researchers examined people who do and do not play chess.

The question: are chess players smarter than non-chess players?


Here’s what the researchers found …