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Understanding key differences between divergent & convergent thinking

Divergent thinking is quickly becoming a buzzword in many educational contexts as we identify ways to prepare current learners for future demands. Divergent thinking refers to the propensity for the mind to generate ideas and solutions to problems outside of normally prescribed expectations. This thinking is sometimes labeled as “outside of the box” and is… Continue reading

Control Your Controllables

In his studies on flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi presented insight into this highly focused mental state and tranquility. We have all experienced times when instead of being buffeted by anonymous forces, we [feel] in control of our actions, masters of our own fate. On the rare occasions that it happens, we feel a sense of exhilaration, a deep sense… Continue reading