#15 - Bite-sized but power-packed - Episode 1
In this edition of The First School, I present to you some interesting and diverse information from various thought leaders and resources. For the same reason, I have intentionally kept it bite-sized. I hope it ignites your curiosity and growth mindset, like how it did to me. Feel free to skip some of these resources and pick the ones most relevant to you.
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#1: What shook me
This tweet from Tim Urban is powerful and makes me introspect every time I read it!
#2: What I’m listening to
This podcast: Jane McGonigal: The Psychology of Gaming [The Knowledge Project Ep. #101]
Jane McGonigal makes this interesting statement “Kids should play video games before they do their homework.” Sounds outrageous? This is why she makes this suggestion:
If you want kids to retain what they study better, you should have them play video games first and then do their homework and then study before they go to sleep. Because if you study first and then as your reward, you get to play games. When you go to sleep, your brain is going to focus on the most salient problem it was recently trying to solve.
Jane McGonigal is a PhD Game Designer who advocates for the use of video games to help people learn skills that transfer to the real world, heal physical problems, and improve attitudes and self-esteem in children.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not aimed specifically for parents. However, if you are interested to learn more on this subject, I highly recommend it! She makes some mind-boggling observations!
#3: What makes me laugh..and think
#4: What you could try out
Do you want to find out “What kind of screen time parent you are / will become?” Answer this interesting quiz to find out!
#5: What is on my video playlist
I found these simple strategies called Rapid Resets, that help you and your children to stay calm when stressed. Take a look at these lovely short videos (< 3 minutes each) to learn more about each of these strategies:
On that note, I will sign off for now. Hope you find these bite-sized snippets useful! See you next week!
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