I love the idea behind this graphic and the pictures above and below. I think that it is valuable for people to understand that success doesn't come automatically and that sometimes you just have to work for it. Also, I think that it's important to know that sometimes the mistakes we make lead us to our later greatness. Regardless, I just love the idea behind these pictures! *For source, click on the pictures and graphic themselves.
This week we're learning about stress. I get stressed out pretty easily; I always have. But, I do know the things that help me to decrease stress. It's important that you know the things that help you to relieve your stress too because life is full of stress!!!
So, what do I do to relieve my stress? I knit! I love knitting! I love the repetition, the feel of the yarn, and the fact that I'm making something pretty---either for myself or for someone I care about.
Other people agree that knitting is a stress reliever too! Check out this article "Don’t stop knitting! It keeps you healthy." I have certainly found that many of the benefits mentioned in the article apply to me. Maybe we should start a knitting club in school to relieve stress in a bunch of people all at once!
Last week I featured Caitlyn's blog which focuses on forensics. Today I'd like to show you all Sammie's website as a whole!
Sammie has really embraced the whole blogging thing (which makes me VERY happy). She likes to write which is something that brings a smile to the heart of any teacher. She also is very thoughtful and reflective about the topics we have discussed in class.
Items to especially look at- she has started to work on her 20% Project with a focus on imagination. How cool is that? She also has a page dedicated to topics she's interested in entitled "cool topics".
I love that she has made her website her own and that she is just taking what we are doing in class and running with it!
You should totally check out Caitlyn's blog! Her focus is on forensic psychology which in and of itself is pretty cool. She also mentioned a neat article which links psychopaths and brain research (The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath). Hey- we just finished learning about the brain!
I'll probably be mentioning this again when we get to personality, but a neat book to read is "The Psychopath Test"...just in case you're in the psychopath kind of mood.
In the "we were just talking about this files" part 2- Here is an article about the whole idea of being dominant in one part of your brain.
The Debunker: Are There “Left-Brained” and “Right-Brained” People?
It's written by Ken Jennings, the dude who won Jeopardy a bunch of times so it has to be right, right? Just in case you doubt Ken, I found a few other sources...
Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds
Despite what you've been told, you aren't 'left-brained' or 'right-brained'
Why the Left-Brain Right-Brain Myth Will Probably Never Die
Debunking the Left Brain and Right Brain Myth
Check out this article I just saw today from the Boston Globe: Headband could help brain communicate with computers - Sensor could spot fatigue and adjust duties in an unsafe situation, or help you learn faster
It talks about the future of brain research just like the video we watched in class! This might be a nice thing to write about in a blog post...