Categorized as: Knowledge Development

How Does Self Awareness Emerge?

In a recent post about the definition of knowledge, I discussed how knowledge manifests from relational maps in the nervous system, mainly within the brain. In this article, I aim to answer the question “How does self awareness emerge?” within the context of those same relational maps.

How Does Self Awareness Emerge?

As mentioned in the article cited above, neural networks serve as the physical substrate for relational …

What Is Knowledge?

We all aspire to possess knowledge, but really, what is knowledge? If you are reading this, it’s safe to assume that you’re not satisfied with the dictionary definition of “facts acquired by a person through experience.” How exactly does a person “acquire” facts? Facts are not physical objects, so they are not acquired in the same way that, say, a book is acquired. Furthermore, computers are capable of acquiring vast …

How Do You KNOW That You Know?

Some people have a knack for quickly learning and mastering new concepts or skills. As one of these fortunate individuals, and also as someone who has worked with dozens of students in an attempt to help them master new concepts, I possess a body of experience that leads me to conclude the following: effective learning requires the process of self-verification, or, the process of answering the question “how do you …

How proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure

In this article, learn how proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure. A relaxed confidence can be achieved by incrementally challenging oneself. This state of mind enables one to perform at their best in high-pressure environments.

How proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure

In my experience, confidence and relaxation are the keys to success in any situation. Perhaps this goes along with the well quoted saying, “fake it ’til you make …

Elevate Your Mind

Elevate Your Mind

What does it mean to elevate your mind? What are the benefits of thinking on a higher level? This article will answer these questions, and offer a few suggestions to increase your mental capacity.

What?

Ask yourself the following question: if a brilliant thinker were to spend a day inside your head, would they be interested in your thoughts? If you think small and simple, like all …

What Teachers Can Learn from Designers

What Teachers Can Learn from Designers

As any teacher or tutor can tell you, the development and implementation of a curriculum is hard. Planning out the sorts of goals and quantifiable outcomes you want and defining effective ways to get there with your students requires a great deal of foresight and abstract thinking. What will students get out of this activity that they couldn’t get from other activities? Am I …

Education From Within

Personal Experience and Individual Passions: Keys to Academic Excellence

Education in our modern age tends to favor a standardized approach to learning. While this serves the statistical best interests of the educational system, it can have a demoralizing effect on students who learn unconventionally.  The idea of mass public education is to put students more or less on the same page, with a comparable set of skills and knowledge. The …

Achieving Your Highest Potential

Visceral Focus: State Of Highest Potential

The road to success and knowledge is paved with visceral focus.

A state of intense concentration is an essential ingredient for high achievers. I argue that such concentration stems from the gut, and that anxiety must be transformed into this visceral focus in order to perform at one’s peak.

What Is Visceral Focus?

The term visceral focus does not exist in the common lexicon …

SAT Preparation Checklist

A Step-by-Step Guide for Raising Your SAT Scores The SAT Preparation Checklist

This SAT Preparation Checklist is designed to help you raise your SAT scores. Whether you’re taking a self-guided prep route or are enrolled in an SAT course or tutoring program, this checklist is for you.

Hopefully you are finding this checklist with at least two months remaining before your test date. The strategies listed …

KnowRo Teen Program at New Outlook Teen Center

Inspiring Young Minds

We are proud to announce the Knights of the Knowledge Roundtable Program, an after school program for teens that aspires to bring increased appreciation of intellectual discourse and mental vigor in local youth. The program is offered in collaboration with New Outlook Teen Center, a non-profit youth center in Exeter, NH that provides …

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