Author of 6 books. Father of 3 kids. Husband of 1 wife.
Some companies are now *requiring* employees to take time off. They're discovering what athletes have always known: Breaks aren't deviations from performance. Breaks are part of performance.
Just heard of Brandolini's Law. And it explains, well, everything: "The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."
Is it better to solve problems in isolation or by collaborating with others? Harvard research says . . . neither. The best solutions come from "intermittent collaboration" -- group work punctuated by breaks to think & work by ourselves.
Research: "Homework in elementary school does not contribute to academic achievement," but daily reading does.
One of the best predictors of academic success in young children: Curiosity. It's as important as self-control, and especially valuable for lower-income kids. Classrooms should spark curiosity rather than demand compliance.
This school replaced detention with meditation. The results? Suspensions plummeted, attendance climbed.
1. When elementary teachers specialize in a subject (ex: math) & students switch teachers for each class, students learn *less*. 2. Students with the same teacher 2 years in a row learn more. Bottom line: Kids do better when teachers know them well.