Can YOU change the world?

Did a teacher ever make you feel ashamed?  Did anyone ever tell you to “just get motivated,” so you could learn faster, or pay attention better? Stephen Spielberg was a lazy student. At least that’s what his teachers thought.  In reality, he had dyslexia. He took two years longer than his peers to learn to […]

Should we stop teaching math?

Maybe we should stop teaching mathematics in schools. Heresy, you say?  Hear me out. The system has some problems. 1. Mathematics is not taught correctly, according to managememt guru Peter Drucker.  He observed that although East Asian students outperform the rest of the world in math, few people in any country remember what they learned […]

How Can Brains Be Healed?

Great news: your brain can heal.  You can see improvements in learning disabilities.  That point was made in yesterday’s posting.  Today we discuss how it is done. Medical intervention might be an option.  Medical treatment research is explored in a paper by DeFina (2009): First:  they identify neurophysiological biomarkers (neuromarkers).  These are tools for following what is […]

Can I Heal My Brain?

Over the weekend, I received a message from a reader asking about neuroplasticity.  Many people (including me) have brain challenges, such as ADHD, dyslexia, and ADP (auditory processing disorder).  These brain processing problems can cause people to struggle.  Causes are various, such as injury, stroke, emotional trauma, or heavy metal poisoning.  Genetics can also play a […]

Do This, Be Successful

My blog is based on a simple idea: you can teach yourself everything you need to be successful.  You don’t need a professor (in a tweed jacket with suede elbow patches) to guide you.  Universities have some advantages, and will exist for many more years.  But the tools for doing it yourself are accessible. Here […]