Category: Interviews

Should emotions be taught in schools?

Who taught you how to identify and manage your emotions, how to recognize them when they arose, and how to navigate your way through them? For many adults, the answer is: No one. You hacked your way through those confusing [...]

5 practical ways to keep your creative resolutions

The Oxford English Dictionary defines creativity as “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.” How will you exercise your creativity this year? To keep your creative resolutions, try these 5 process-oriented tips: 1. Choose a goal [...]

How to protect your online privacy

At the American Civil Liberties Union, privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian (TED Talk: How to avoid surveillance … with the phone in your pocket) spends much of his time thinking about how individuals can protect themselves from spying. Last year, he recorded a Facebook Live [...]

How to tell fake news from real news

In November 2016, Stanford University researchers made an alarming discovery: across the US, many students can’t tell the difference between a reported news article, a persuasive opinion piece, and a corporate ad. This lack of media literacy makes young people [...]

How to use littleBits to teach design thinking in the classroom

Design thinking is both a mindset and a methodology. As a mindset, it’s about putting people at the center of your work. As a methodology, it’s about defining a problem, prototyping rapidly, and then implementing a human-centered design solution. This [...]

5 words that don’t mean what they used to mean

“Words over time have a way of just oozing around,” says linguist John McWhorter. Below, he traces the evolution of five words that have spent millennia drifting from one meaning into another: 1. Audition Shouldn’t audition mean in terms of what we otherwise expect [...]

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves. In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years. This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big [...]