‘Gamify-it’ strategy: Tom, a future star financial analyst, couldn’t concentrate on math at school. Even more worrisome, he spent long hours playing computer games. Dad wondered: How come Tom can’t focus on Maths but can focus intensely on computer games?
The answer lies in ‘game’. Game has (1) clear goals, (2) instant feedback, and (3) a difficulty level that is challenging yet achievable. When playing a game, the player gets into a ‘flow’. ‘Flow’ is a state of high concentration that brings out peak performance. It’s what Michael Jordan experienced at basketball, what Einstein experienced with relativity research - and also what Tom experienced with computer games! J Dad then created math games to ‘play’ with Tom. Voila! He became hooked onto math.
This week, let’s try to gamify our challenges with clear goals, rapid feedback and increasing difficulty levels. —
A Learning A Day
Why can’t schools figure this out?
Kirk Love: Advice: Wait 24 Hours. -
Sometimes things in the moment affect you and you react. Typically the reaction is poor and not well thought out and you regret it. Instead try this – wait 24 hours. If it’s still bothering you then address it calmly and with proper thought. I’ve used this approach the last few months and it’s…
“Ma, sooner or later, there comes a point in a man’s life when he’s gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain’t got it.” — Marty
In the London tubes straight from Editd.
his words of wisdom for his sons 8th grade graduating class (graduating to high school)
“learn Chinese, punch a banker and hug a developer…and of course visit Italy, Greece and Spain before they become Germany.”
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw (via theberry.com)
i LOVE this