It is hard not to really like Daniel Willingham. Here is an academic and psychologist who has helped a great many educators, including this one, to understand a range of complex cognitive processes and given practical advice about how to apply insights from the field for the benefit of student learning. 1,431 more words
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So, let’s start with a disclaimer. I live in the mid-west in the United States of America; far removed from the country of Japan or even the Japanese communities of California and New York. 1,089 more words
Let’s be very clear: I’m in charge of my own life. I am responsible for my own decisions. And I’ve made some bad ones.
Yet anxiety and ADHD, not to mention a poor grasp of myself and my social roles, played a leading role in many of those bad decisions, particularly the worst ones. 362 more words